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The Rant

Published Jul. 17 2016

Understand, our Constitution says "separation of church and state," so if you don't like the law, keep your religion to...

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Published Jul. 10 2016

Got something on your mind? Tell us about it in 25 words or fewer.

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Published Jul. 3 2016

Pat Summitt's record of 100 percent graduation rate — greatest record of all time. RIP great lady.

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Published Jun. 26 2016

Inquiring minds want to know, is there someone I can vote for other than Hillary or Donald? Check out Libertarian...

The Rant

Published Jun. 19 2016

If the Orlando shootings justify banning all Muslims, do the Charleston shootings justify banning all white Southerners?

The Rant

Published Jun. 12 2016

Obama touts the great American economy. Don't know about you, but I did better between the late 1970s and early...

The Rant

Published May. 22 2016

Hey, what's fair is fair. If the feds threaten to withhold federal funds if we don't obey the transgender edict,...

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Published May. 15 2016

Ringling Bros. Circus recently retired their elephants. I wish they could do the same thing to the clowns in the...

The Rant

Published May. 8 2016

Whoever named Jennifer Aniston the "most beautiful woman" has never met my wife, my mother and my mother-in-law!

The Rant

Published May. 1 2016

We elected a peanut farmer, actor, draft dodger and community organizer. Trump will fit right in.

The Rant

Published Apr. 24 2016

Oxymoron personified is Sarah Palin talking about "the wisdom of the people."

The Rant

Published Apr. 17 2016

Republicans need to realize that there are lots of Democrats (like me) who would rather vote for Kasich than for...

The Rant

Published Apr. 10 2016

Trump or no Trump, why isn't the federal government already taxing $25 billion in remittances that illegal immigrants send home?

The Rant

Published Apr. 3 2016

To the reader critical of Harry Geller: He is a heroic lifesaver to people with loved ones who depend on...

The Rant

Published Mar. 27 2016

Thanks for your blood, Harry Geller. But do you have to tell the world every time you donate?

The Rant

Published Mar. 20 2016

On Trump's worst day he would be a better president than Obama has been. Trump does love the USA.

The Rant

Published Mar. 13 2016

The Hamilton County Board of Education makes me happy we home-school our kids.

The Rant

Published Mar. 6 2016

Rant Rule #3216: If you didn't vote in the election, you can't post.

The Rant

Published Feb. 28 2016

The Donald and that lyin' Canadian Cruzer both make Tricky Dick Nixon look like a candidate for sainthood.

The Rant

Published Feb. 21 2016

Chattanooga needs to stop its hypocrisy claiming it is a mecca for outdoor sports. Throw out a few snowflakes and...

The Rant

Published Feb. 14 2016

I don't get it. Obama's visit to a mosque is dividing Americans, but proposing to spy on all Muslims isn't?


The Rant: I love our country! It's the government that scares me.

Published Feb. 7 2016

News media are ratings junkies. The Donald is the drug. Forget about issues. Can we please have intelligent discussions about...

The Rant

Published Jan. 31 2016

Grateful shout-out to Peggy Townsend, Public Art Chattanooga and other good folks for bringing artist Meg Saligman and team to...