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Opinion - Times Editorials

The endless GOP conflagration has begun

Published Mar. 3 2015

The GOP is starting the primary early in Tennessee.

Budget primer: Maintaining highways 101

Published Mar. 1 2015

Remember those math word problems that made most of us groan and turn green and claim the dog ate our...

Interneting our way toward net neutrality

Published Feb. 28 2015

It shouldn't take a genius to understand that the broadband Internet has moved quickly from being a luxury to a...

Closer to home: EPB expansion gets FCC nod

Published Feb. 28 2015

People living on the fringes of downtown Chattanooga might remember the days when they cursed dial-up Internet and called about...

Black history is American history

Published Feb. 27 2015

It is a given that we should lament the fact we rely on a calendar designation for "Black History Month."...

Congress' keystone pipeline bill gets deserved veto

Published Feb. 26 2015

"I am returning herewith without my approval S[enate Bill] 1, the 'Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act.'" ...

Will immigration fight be shutdown rerun or dawn of hope?

Published Feb. 25 2015

The GOP is trying to find its way out of the red corner it has painted itself into with threats...

Pam's Points: Gardenhire's school plan and a brutal February

Published Feb. 24 2015

Todd Gardenhire is onto something.

'Chuck lock' is so 'tirelessly' Chuck Fleischmann

Published Feb. 23 2015

First, someone should have told Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann years ago not to put on that hard hat during...

All Bradley school officials need math remediation

Published Feb. 22 2015

Johnny McDaniel, the embattled Bradley County schools superintendent, seems caught between some tea-party tunnel vision about dollars and the interest...

When will GOP stop spin, start ideas?

Published Feb. 21 2015

Rudy Giuliani posed this week as the poster child of Republican desperation.

The 'holy war' is wholly unholy

Published Feb. 20 2015

There is no such thing as a holy war, and we are not in one. ...

The Hamilton County Commission's undiscussed pay plan

Published Feb. 17 2015

When will the public finally tire of governing on the down-low and in secret?

When 'outside agitators' are in

Published Feb. 17 2015

Conservatives -- especially conservatives from Tennessee -- are always quick to claim everything is good down here in the South's...

City is stepping up on payday loan blight

Published Feb. 16 2015

Payday lenders often seem like the lesser of two evils when people have a sudden cash crisis. But all too...

Religion rule no. 1: Make the wedge as wide as possible

Published Feb. 15 2015

Religion may not be the cause of all wars and all divisions, but sometimes -- if we blindly follow or...

The heat for Insure Tennessee's failure just beginning

Published Feb. 13 2015

The protest sign was stark -- but accurate.

State of the state budget

Published Feb. 11 2015

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's $33.3 billion budget for fiscal 2016 includes planned pay increases for both K-12 teachers and higher...

Kayla Mueller an American hero

Published Feb. 11 2015

Kayla Jean Mueller, the now forever 26-year-old humanitarian worker held hostage since August 2013 by ISIS, is dead, according to...

Look at the big picture in energy proposals

Published Feb. 10 2015

Over the weekend, three electricity stories should have jumped out at readers, though only one of them was on a...

Pam's Points: Teachers shouldn't get a pass, nor should erlanger's board

Published Feb. 9 2015

Tennessee's largest teacher union filed a federal lawsuit last week to challenge how the state uses standardized test scores to...

Is there a vaccine for dumbness?

Published Feb. 8 2015

Forget the claims of climate change "hoax." Measles will get us first.

Chattanooga soon to be music city again

Published Feb. 6 2015

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and his administration took a bold and long-overdue step this week to plan a nonprofit organization...