Opinion

Some electricity needs to crackle at EPB — the city-owned electricity and fiber optics cable distributor whose board last week told City Council members that the utility is working to fix a problem that has resulted in the city being overbilled for more than $1.2 million for Chattanooga streetlight energy.

It's been quite a week — lots of congressional saber rattling about presidential overreach, but, oops, our congressmen and congresswomen really just wanted to complain, not really debate and vote.

  • Sept. 20th, 2014  |
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Cooler heads may be prevailing on the ill-conceived plan to leave the police shooting range open and operational on Moccasin Bend.

  • Sept. 19th, 2014  |
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Vice President Joe Biden did not have a good week. Last Tuesday, he used what is often recognized as an anti-Semitic slur to refer to people who gave bad loans to members of the military.

Let's think about the glamorous headlines for the moment.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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Someone has hijacked "tolerance," beaten it over the head, stuffed it into the trunk, taken it to a remote location and tried to change its meaning.

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Few individuals have done so much in so little time as Helen Burns Sharp.

Another Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has come and gone, but not without delivering some home truths to the “big lick” faction of the walking horse industry.

  • Sept. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Keith Dane
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. In January 1964, Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.”

  • Sept. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Robert Rector
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A few events discussed recently in this space have upset some "powers that be" — so much so that their discomfort resulted in professional threats and name-calling.

  • Sept. 22nd, 2014  |
  • By By Robin Smith
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Is Vladimir Putin or Dick Cheney the worst warmonger of our time? Think about it.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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Our Nobel Peace Prize president had better earn the award or return the $1 million.

  • Sept. 14th, 2014  |
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If teachers canceled their cable television service and their fancy telephones, they could afford the $100 monthly insurance increase.

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Bob Corker is a master prevaricator.

Community, schools, teachers and students are fortunate to have the Public Education Foundation (PEF) as a champion in the Chattanooga area.

Last month there was a local food drive by the Chattanooga Fire Department.

  • Sept. 21st, 2014  |
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