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Opinion - Times Editorials

To our council and lawmakers: It's time to move past the past

Published Jul. 2 2015

William Faulkner summed up the South well in Requiem for a Nun.

Scalia should have stuck to 'I'm not a scientist'

Published Jun. 30 2015

The Supreme Court took a hard right onto the conservative road of science denial Monday with its 5-4 opinion to...

Looking at terrorism with a new lens

Published Jun. 28 2015

Americans hear and read and talk a lot about terrorists — primarily foreign terrorists such as Al Qaeda or ISIS.

Gay marriage ruling advances America

Published Jun. 27 2015

Congratulations to the many married or soon-to-be married couples in same-sex unions that will finally be recognized anywhere and everywhere...

Court agrees: health care is a right, not a privilege

Published Jun. 26 2015

The Affordable Care Act (aka Romneycare, Obamacare and perhaps SCOTUScare) is here to stay.

Call it the commission veto capers

Published Jun. 26 2015

When the Hamilton County Commission voted 6-3 Wednesday to overturn Mayor Jim Coppinger's veto of their previous week's surprise hijacking...

Charleston's forgiveness is America's future

Published Jun. 24 2015

America this week is riding the wave of our unfinished business: The deep American curse of racism.

County mayor scores with reset veto button

Published Jun. 23 2015

It isn't often that politics rises to a "veto" news conference locally.

James Mapp's quiet, persistent courage will be missed

Published Jun. 23 2015

James Mapp made it a lifelong habit to seek equality.

Logo madness: The saga continues

Published Jun. 22 2015

The sad tale of the $46,000 new Tennessee logo gets better and better.

Merchants of doubt orchestrate climate deniers

Published Jun. 21 2015

Dr. Naomi Oreskes is a geologist and professor at Harvard University who, more than a decade ago, shifted from mining...

The conversation about guns has too-few words

Published Jun. 20 2015

Don't worry, churchgoers in Tennessee and Georgia.

Give Dad some love on his day Sunday

Published Jun. 20 2015

Happy Father's Day on Sunday to the more than 70.1 million fathers in America.

Commissioners: Are slush funds worth a tax increase?

Published Jun. 19 2015

Hamilton County commissioners won't raise your taxes to build a better school system or a better sheriff's department, but they...

Charleston horror exposes our hate

Published Jun. 19 2015

Charleston, S.C., needs our hope, love and prayers. So does America.

Bernie Sanders pushes the left envelope

Published Jun. 17 2015

Call it the Bernie Sanders phenomenon. Call it flirtation. Call it curiosity.

Howard Baker's Tennessee estate a tasteful testament

Published Jun. 17 2015

Just in case you are still unclear about whether there is lots of money in politics — both in campaigns...

It's official: The race is on

Published Jun. 16 2015

Let the campaign season begin.

Will the GOP be the dog that caught the car?

Published Jun. 14 2015

So just how loudly will Republicans cheer later this month if the conservative U.S. Supreme Court rules against the government...

EPA's crucial steps to climate rules overdue

Published Jun. 13 2015

The Obama administration's recent announcement that the EPA will begin crafting regulations to limit greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes started...

Jeb Bush campaign hits strategy reset button

Published Jun. 12 2015

Jeb Bush's presidential campaign is making a change in strategy — probably a good thing for him since the early...

Fox evolves a bit on GOP debate plan

Published Jun. 12 2015

It seems wiser heads have prevailed and Fox news now will give debate airtime to second-tier GOP candidates whose poll...

Stand up against domestic violence

Published Jun. 10 2015

Holly Anderson says she is a survivor, not a victim.