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The Rant

Published Dec. 25 2016

That Syrian line in the sand by soon-to-be former President Obama seems to have worked out well in Aleppo.

The Rant

Published Dec. 18 2016

Trump with his antics has managed to suck all the air out of Washington. Does anyone even remember who is...

The Rant

Published Dec. 11 2016

With so many generals in his cabinet, who is Trump protecting: the country or himself?

The Rant

Published Dec. 4 2016

I was taught to only speak good of the dead. Fidel Castro is dead. Good.

The Rant

Published Nov. 27 2016

Our hearts are broken for the victims of last week's horrific school bus crash and their families. We are praying...

The Rant

Published Nov. 20 2016

Cigarette smokers can save lots of money. Just go outside and inhale.

The Rant

Published Nov. 13 2016

Donald Trump alleged the election system is rigged. True. Why did the ballots in Tennessee not list the candidates' names...

The Rant

Published Nov. 6 2016

I wonder how many people who aren't happy with government and want term limits are going to re-elect the ones...

The Rant

Published Oct. 30 2016

Solving the Goetcheus brothers' cold case is a massive achievement. Thank goodness that family can now have some peace.

The Rant

Published Oct. 23 2016

Lack of education has nothing to do with Trump supporters. We don't want more of a failed 30-year socialist career...

The Rant

Published Oct. 16 2016

Wonder what would happen to the country if people paid less attention to Kim and Angelina and more to the...

The Rant

Published Oct. 11 2016

TRUMP USES laws passed by Democrats to pay no taxes. It takes a thief to catch a thief.


The Rant

Published Oct. 9 2016

Politicians drive me crazy making promises they cannot deliver. I don't want the federal government to fix anything else. I...

The Rant

Published Oct. 2 2016

If people truly wanted change, they would quit re-electing the same old yahoos, who merely run to get rich and...

The Rant

Published Sep. 25 2016

The school system went nuts over a peaceful protest against racial injustice much faster then they reacted to the rape...

The Rant

Published Sep. 18 2016

The U.S. doesn't need self-driving cars, we need nationwide trains and public transportation like many other countries.

The Rant

Published Sep. 11 2016

You can't feel the "Bern" if we don't see or hear from him. What has happened to Bernie Sanders? Where...

The Rant

Published Sep. 4 2016

If Trump is elected, our first priority should be to remove Lady Liberty's inscription.

The Rant

Published Aug. 28 2016

Rhonda, we re-elected you. Make us proud. Get the ball and run with it. We are counting on you.

The Rant

Published Aug. 21 2016

It is absurd for Barack Obama to call someone else unfit when he is the embodiment of gross incompetence, dishonesty...

The Rant

Published Aug. 16 2016

NOTE TO READERS: The election season has raised people's hackles and stimulated their Rant eloquence. Here are some submissions we...

The Rant

Published Aug. 14 2016

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The Rant

Published Aug. 9 2016

Lots of people in Soddy-Daisy can't afford fluoride rinse or toothpaste. What are they supposed to do?