I will miss Drew Johnson. I found his brand of conservatism/ libertarian-ism to be very refreshing after the stale and boring Lee Anderson, who used "Socialism" in nearly every editorial. While I agree his headline change was crude and disrespectful, I do not feel it is worthy of firing. It seems to be just more "Political Correctness" at work.
I greatly admire the Times Free Press for having two opposing points of view. I hope either Drew comes back or another pithy editor replaces him.
Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area of California, I have found the drivers here to be exceptionally courteous and competent. I suspect it may be from learning to drive on narrow country roads with no shoulders and deep drainage ditches just off the roadbed. They tend to keep one's mind on the road and off of the cel phone.
I want to support the brick and mortar retailers. But being retired and on a limited income, I am looking for the lowest prices on things I need. So paying no sales tax is appealing and gives Amazon an edge, especially when they charge nothing to deliver to your door. Amazon is now pointing out, through a note at the bottom of orders, that Tennessee residents must pay the sales tax voluntarily to the state.
And pigs will fly when Hell freezes over.
This issue needs to be resolved at the Federal level, not state by state. If Amazon has to collect state taxes, there will be more competition, and our local retailers will be playing on a level field.
I moved here from the ultra liberal San Francisco Bay Area, not for the environment but to be with the conservative, religious woman that I love. While Chattanooga does not have the environmental diversity of California's Bay Area, it has far more than I expected and I love it here. Many of the people here are religious, but none have ever tried to force their views on me, and people here are genuinely friendly, with only a few exceptions. As for the industrial history of Chattanooga, the changes in the last 50 years have been remarkable. See the "Chattanooga's Heroic Drive" book for details.
The mother had the responsibility of handling the vehicle safely. What on earth was she doing trying to hit the daughter while driving? The daughter obviously learned her behavior from her mother!
Thank you Jpo3136. you have articulated my thoughts on this very well. Representative Fleischman has used outdated information in his earlier critiques of the costs of the health care plan. My concern, as a resident of his District, is that our new representative is being fed a lot of hogwash and is believing it instead of checking out the facts for himself.