It's not been the custom for editorial writers to write in the first person.
It's been conveniently easy in recent years for Americans not to think about the Pentagon's penal facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where 166 men remain imprisoned.
The occasional criticism of the city's electric utility, the EPB, for building a gigabit-fast smart-grid and competing in the cable television/phone/Internet market is excessively shallow and wholly misplaced.
If initial U.S. intelligence reports turn out to be irrefutable, the Syrian government has now used chemical weapons in its brutal civil war against the nation's rebel forces.
Secret donors poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the federal elections last fall, mainly in support of business interests.
The use of payday loans, check-into-cash pitches and car-title loans that are so ubiquitous here and in many other states have long been a target of consumer advocates.
Gov. Bill Haslam has weakly signed a lot of bad legislation into law this year, and he appears poised to sign more.
Congress shied away for years from the idea of fixing a blanket federal requirement for online businesses to collect and remit state and local sales taxes on online purchases.
Mayor Andy Berke calls his re-organization of the city's governmental departments a "bold" departure from past years, and to some extent that is true.
Immigration reform may be one of the most important, most mentioned and least executed policy ideas that Washington has kicked around for decades.
While police were pursuing the surviving suspect Friday in the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the story emerged of Jeffrey Bauman.
The U.S. Senate's stunning defeat Wednesday of a measure to expand background checks for purchases of all guns, not just the 60 percent sold by licensed gun stores, is an unusually pathetic symbol of the bought and cowardly members of the Senate who fear the gun lobby and the NRA's campaign clout more than they care for public safety.
Chattanoogans looking for elucidation on how the new city government will work got few details from the installation of a new mayor and city council this week.
The bombs that shattered the Boston Marathon on Monday understandably aroused a range of emotions — compassion for the victims, horror at the needless carnage and the lurking fear of our nation's vulnerability to random acts of terror.
As a lifelong Chattanooga resident, I have witnessed the Scenic City's dramatic transformation from an industrial town into a city whose cultural offerings and natural amenities are a regional and national draw for residents and tourists alike.