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The Rant

Published Apr. 26 2015

Why make voting mandatory? When you do not take the opportunity to vote, you have already voiced your opinion. ...

The Rant

Published Apr. 19 2015

It would be nice if people returned shopping carts to their proper place.

The Rant

Published Apr. 12 2015

I've not seen flesh from men's baggy pants but see plenty from women's low tops, short shorts, skirts. Why are...

The Rant

Published Apr. 5 2015

Cops partying with gang bangers at the FOP lodge? Is that their version of "if you can't beat them, join...

The Rant

Published Mar. 29 2015

Great! Raise local taxes for public schools so the state can voucher it into the pockets of unaccountable for-profit charters...

The Rant

Published Mar. 22 2015

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

The Rant

Published Mar. 15 2015

It would be nice if everyone's political rants were about becoming united again instead of just plain nasty. ...

The rant

Published Mar. 8 2015

Did the person who ranted "Demon-cratic party" think that up with their own uneducated pea brain, or did they steal...

The Rants

Published Mar. 1 2015

The scum of the Earth are legislating denial of medical access for the needy and voting access for the minority....

The Rant

Published Feb. 22 2015

I bet the schools will blame snow-ice-cold days for lackluster test results this spring. Count on it. ...

The Rant

Published Feb. 15 2015

Mr. President, there is not a religion in the world that doesn't have a crusader-mentality embedded within its tenants.


Published Feb. 1 2015

The verdict is clear, Mr. President, your policies have worked for hard-working, middle class Americans, no matter what Robin Smith...


Published Jan. 25 2015

Raising taxes on people who are successful is not going to make people who are struggling more successful.

The Rant

Published Jan. 18 2015

Had world leaders informed Obama they were holding a campaign finance rally for him in Paris, he would have been...

The Rant

Published Jan. 11 2015

It's past time churches shouldn't be exempt from paying their fair share of taxes.>

The Rant

Published Jan. 4 2015

Saw the "Visitors Center" the other day. Cold. Noisy. Tacky. Chattanooga should do much better than this!

The Rant

Published Dec. 28 2014

Obama is stymied on so many issues, so now he wants to buddy up to Castro. We will soon be...

The Rant

Published Dec. 21 2014

It's comforting to know that the Obama administration will not use enhanced interrogation techniques as part of its drone strike...

The Rant

Published Dec. 14 2014

I hope the public and media are as forgiving and forgetful of unindicted Officer Wilson's past as they are about...

The Rant

Published Dec. 7 2014

For six years, Democrats have done exactly what they think is right for the country and not what the voters...

The Rant

Published Nov. 30 2014

Perhaps if Congress had put some effort into discussing immigration instead of trying to repeal ACA the American people would...

The Rant

Published Nov. 23 2014

So, Obama wants to follow rules when they suit his agenda (Keystone). What about the rest of the time?

The Rant

Published Nov. 16 2014

Why say Obama pulled out of Iraq too early? Bush said "mission accomplished" back on May 1, 2003, with the...