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GUEST EDITORIAL: Warren Buffett is ‘betting against America’ on Burger King. Or is he?

Back in February, in his annual message to shareholders in his company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett said this: “Who has ever benefited during the past 237 years by betting against America? ... America’s best years lie ahead.”

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Sunday 08/31/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Black and white justice
Posted: August 31, 2014

Will there be justice in the killing of Michael Brown?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: LPNs being cast aside
Posted: August 31, 2014

Obamacare has been the focal point of mainstream news for many years. It is a major concern, especially to those who can’t afford healthcare — including unemployed individuals and senior citizens. What has not been addressed is the plight of the healthcare provider, specifically those individuals in the nursing profession who are Licensed Practical Nurses.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Surface mining a bad idea for Floyd County
Posted: August 31, 2014

Surface mining a bad idea for Floyd County

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rome’s natural potential
Posted: August 31, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from an RV trip during which we visited two communities where we were able to see how small and large cities have developed recreational trail systems. The two communities differed in both size and prosperity.

Friday 08/29/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Rick Perry case deserves fullest, fairest hearing
Posted: August 29, 2014

In the days since we learned of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s felony indictments, we’ve heard them called thin, flimsy and a criminalization of politics. And this was from people who normally disagree with him.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Trendiness aside, ice bucket challenge a triumph for those who have suffered
Posted: August 29, 2014

My son explained the gig this way: People are dumping buckets of ice water over themselves, filming it and posting the videos online. Then they tag three others, who have 24 hours to do the same or pay up. They’re doing this in the name of ALS.

GUEST COLUMN: A toast to Andre Michaux and the crepe myrtle
Posted: August 29, 2014

This is the time of the year to raise a toast to Andre Michaux. You may not think you know him, but you know about his influence on the landscape. It was this French botanist who introduced the common crepe myrtle to Charleston in 1790 — a great day for the South.

COLUMN: This Yankee loves okra
Posted: August 29, 2014

So, your neighbor has a garden. It’s that time of year again, where he or she shows up at your front door holding a bag. You grimace. You already know what it is. Okra.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: August 29, 2014

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Thursday 08/28/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Elephant slaughter shows African governments’ dysfunction
Posted: August 28, 2014

A new study by the National Academy of Sciences warns that the rate of illegal slaughter of African elephants, permitted by African governments and fueled by the market for ivory in China and Asian countries, could lead to the extermination of the animal in the wild within a few years.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Can the mourning of Michael Brown help us find our common language?
Posted: August 28, 2014

On the day the nation watched Michael Brown laid to rest in a nationally televised funeral, there were 16 death notices in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That is hardly the full collection of people being mourned on one given day, but suffice it to say, on any given day in St. Louis, or Ferguson, Missouri, or any city in the nation, there are thousands of people grieving over the passing of loved ones.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: August 28, 2014

Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

COLUMN: It’s an online war of words and granny’s winning
Posted: August 28, 2014

My 80-year-old grandmother is demolishing me at Words With Friends. That may sound adorable to you, but to someone as competitive as I am, it’s infuriating and embarrassing.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
GUEST COLUMN: The big bird scare
Posted: August 27, 2014

I was watching a cartoon in the dentist office while waiting for my wife. A scene with a lot of animals came on, and in it was a group of some of the most awful birds that I had ever seen. They ranged in size from small to large. From ugly to disgusting. It brought back an incident that happened back in the sixties.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: August 27, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: Why Obama won’t abandon Israel
Posted: August 27, 2014

The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Obama and hate speech – What consequence?
Posted: August 26, 2014

It seems everything one reads suggests this president is the most unpopular in our lifetimes.

Rick McKee Cartoon
Posted: August 26, 2014

By Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

GUEST EDITORIAL: To answer calling, these professionals go into danger to help others
Posted: August 26, 2014

Real bravery is knowing that you’re risking your life for a worthy cause but doing it anyway.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Williams’ suicide could prove conversation changer
Posted: August 26, 2014

How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care. We do. It’s just that we know that, in all likelihood, nothing will come of it.

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