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Opinion - Times Editorials

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....

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...

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...

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. ...

Look deep for meaning of Texas shooting

Published May. 5 2015

Hate and terrorism make a powerful, toxic stew. Especially when spiked by religion.

No more Mr. Nice Guy, Governor

Published May. 4 2015

"More Mush from the Wimp" was a joke headline that accidentally passed through to publication on just over 160,000 copies...

Today's social frustrations can become tomorrow's riots

Published May. 3 2015

Last week it was Baltimore. Before that it was Ferguson. It simmers in Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Anywhere, America --...

Gunning for state symbols in all the wrong places

Published May. 2 2015

The buying of the Tennessee General Assembly -- especially the House of the Representatives -- might as well have been...

Tax breaks need new name:profits-in-lieu-of-tax

Published May. 1 2015

Two very positive things happened this week in Chattanooga over what has been a prickly subject: payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements known as...

Marriage equality is the right decision

Published Apr. 29 2015

National journalists on Tuesday reported that the Supreme Court "seemed deeply divided about one of the great civil rights issues...