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The following words should scare you to death: "We actually don't know the costs yet. We'll figure that out on the back end."

To the casual observer at Chattanooga-based Lamp Post Group, the venture incubator on the second floor of the Loveman’s Building is a bit of a calm frenzy.

A new study by the Manhattan Institute revealed the new carbon emission rules released last week by President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency will hurt poor people the most.

Major League Baseball players have a shelf life. Nobody’s going to pay them $15 million a year for their ability to pitch a baseball or swing a bat when they’re, say, 56. So they — and their agents — try to get teams to pay them as much money as they can while their skills are marketable.

One day in the distant future, we'll probably know the truth about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, why he left his unit, what his fascination was or is with the Taliban, why the Obama administration made the exchange deal it did and why it made the exchange when it did.

Close your eyes and imagine you are a soldier on a landing craft in the first wave of the Allied invasion at Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

Dr. Ben Carson hears the same thing, he says, in the North, South, East and West, in red states and in blue states, from young and from old. It's something besides "Run, Ben, run." Here, they say, is someone with common sense.

He can't say he didn't warn us.

If there's ever a place to feel small in Chattanooga, it's the National Cemetery.

Imagine Dayton, Tenn., without Bryan College, without its students, without its faculty and staff. The small town 38 miles north of Chattanooga would be smaller and poorer.

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act proves bipartisan legislation can be passed by Congress and could be used as a model for future bills, says U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Chattanooga.

President Barack Obama, making his first public comment on the situation in two weeks, gave a wholly unsatisfying response Wednesday about allegations of misconduct at Veterans Administration hospitals.

Hamilton County School Board member Rhonda Thurman wants District 1 voters to have an option in August's County Commission general election, and she's decided to be the option.

When Chattanooga city schools were forced to desegregate in the late 1960s and early 1970s, one of the men at the head of the fight was James Mapp, who had several children in the schools at the time and was the plaintiff in the lawsuit that brought about court-mandated desegregation.

The Obama administration trumpeted its installation of solar panels on parts of the White House roof last week just before the president announced his plan to use executive orders to direct the use of more solar panels and other energy efficiencies.

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