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Opinion - Times Editorials

Bipartisan toxic substances reform is welcome change

Published May. 31 2015

The New York Times reported last week that both houses of Congress are moving to reform what the paper called...

School officials need to learn: Student bullying is child abuse

Published May. 30 2015

It's good to see that Polk County Schools Director Dr. James Jones has finally acknowledged -- not in these words...

Pam's Points: It's time for a bit of taxing honesty

Published May. 29 2015

Today's dollars don't spend like yesterday's 100 pennies.

Forget climate denial, there's a new kid in town

Published May. 27 2015

Several members of Hamilton County's state legislative delegation defended their 'just-say-no' votes and stances on everything from Insure Tennessee to...

In memory of our fallen dead

Published May. 25 2015

Today -- Memorial Day -- is the day we honor those who died in our wars. ...

City's reading program is hedge on tomorrow

Published May. 24 2015

Last week, the Chattanooga City Council voted unanimously to expand a $500,000 youth reading program by $150,000 with the United...

Pam's Points: On scouting, scrabble and bigotry: times are changing

Published May. 23 2015

In 2006, Robert Gates was appointed secretary of defense by President George W. Bush to replace Donald Rumsfeld, who resigned...

Attention, future employers: Six in 10 here likely to drop out

Published May. 22 2015

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith has been preaching the gospel of school funding now for weeks. ...

Lamar Alexander should stop romancing nuclear power

Published May. 20 2015

Tennessee senators went out of their way Monday to question TVA's power generation mix because the utility's new 20-year plan...

Erlanger's 'big reveal' reveals disconnect

Published May. 18 2015

Erlanger hospital's "big reveal" of a new children's hospital design and revamped Third Street shows a building with windows rivaling...

Off the rails: U.S. speeds toward infrastructure crisis

Published May. 17 2015

Why does it always take a disaster to get our leaders seriously talking about fixing -- and raising money to...

Politicians -- even a Bush -- say the darnedest things

Published May. 16 2015

It was a pretty simple question. "Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the use of force against...

Lawmakers: Define constitutents

Published May. 15 2015

The next time you hear a Tennessee legislator pontificating about how he (or she) votes in accordance with what we...

It's high time for online voting

Published May. 15 2015

You can buy anything online. You can read this in your newspaper online. You can get a college degree online....

Letting the hot air out of Tom Brady

Published May. 13 2015

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have been deflated a bit after penalties from the National Football League came...

Offer thoughts, prayers, aid to Nepal

Published May. 13 2015

Our hopes and prayers are offered for Nepal and its people after another series of major earthquakes shook the Himalayan...

When 'everything is connected' meets 'action equals reaction'

Published May. 12 2015

Remember Newton's third law of motion?

McCallie's boy research could be big step

Published May. 11 2015

McCallie School, a 110-year-old, all-boys college prep school here, is establishing a research institute for boys' learning. ...

Some Mother's Day thoughts to ponder

Published May. 10 2015

Happy Mother's Day to the more than 85 million mothers in America.

Lawmakers' juice forces Erlanger reversals

Published May. 9 2015

What a difference a few months and an angry delegation of state lawmakers can make when they put their minds...

Tell Congress not to be 'big brother'

Published May. 9 2015

A federal appeals court in New York on Thursday ruled that the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects our...

Deflategate report cheats all of us

Published May. 8 2015

Deflategate isn't over.

'The Sixth Extinction' may be coming to a world near you

Published May. 6 2015

If the world's greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, one in every six species on the planet could go extinct. ...