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Thursday 10/30/2014
Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: October 30, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

GUEST EDITORIAL: Giving terror events less frightening names may ease fears
Posted: October 30, 2014

Acts of terror are primarily intended to 1) degrade trust by a people in the ability of their government to defend and protect them and 2) deliver blows to the economy and bleed critical resources into protecting against attacks.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Gone overboard on victims’ rights law
Posted: October 29, 2014

It’s an occupational hazard for politicians: succumbing to the temptation to do something, anything, to get on the popular side of a public controversy, even if that means enacting an unconstitutional law. The latest example — one that we hope other states don’t rush to replicate — is a Pennsylvania law allowing victims of any “personal injury crime” to sue convicted criminals for conduct that “perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime.”

GUEST EDITORIAL: Unwieldy government hurts
Posted: October 29, 2014

Bosnia-Herzegovina this month held national elections, which were still smothered by the heavy political superstructure placed on it by the 1995 Dayton accord ending its war.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Ebola’s lesson? Get real on public health
Posted: October 29, 2014

Reality has settled in: Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancee doesn’t have Ebola. Neither do most of the first wave of people to come into contact with the virus’ first victim in the United States.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: October 29, 2014

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Tuesday 10/28/2014
GUEST COLUMN: The South and one-party rule
Posted: October 28, 2014

From the days of Reconstruction until about the year 2000 the South was still a Democratic stronghold — or, at least, to run as a Democrat was not seen as yearning for defeat at the polls. Most Southern states had Democratic majorities in their legislative bodies.

GUEST COLUMN: China is again slowly turning in on itself
Posted: October 28, 2014

Deng Xiaoping is back … but only on television.

Monday 10/27/2014
Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: October 27, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: FCC right to scrutinize exorbitant prison phone fees
Posted: October 27, 2014

One out of 28 children in the U.S. has a parent in prison or jail, a rate so astonishing, and growing, that “Sesame Street” felt the need to add a fuzzy little blue-haired character, Alex, to talk about his locked-up dad.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Ebola czar lacks medical authority
Posted: October 27, 2014

With midterm elections so close, it was inevitable that Ebola would become another depressing political point of division. A scary disease, a scare-mongering media and an easily scared American people make the politics of fear its own epidemic.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed
Posted: October 27, 2014

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Choice on the way for TV viewers?
Posted: October 27, 2014

If you’ve ever grumbled about paying for all those cable or satellite channels when you only watch a handful, this month brought good and potentially big news. Television networks HBO and CBS separately announced that they plan to offer an online version of their products that would be available to consumers even if they didn’t subscribe to cable or satellite.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Nobel citation missed important point
Posted: October 27, 2014

The award of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura is well-deserved but for reasons going far beyond those the Nobel Committee cited.

Sunday 10/26/2014
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: God is the only way
Posted: October 26, 2014

I am a very spiritual person and God has been speaking to me in my spirit as I have been praying lately. He is warning the people of The End.

Posted: October 26, 2014

Last week I heard about a house of worship where one group of worshippers yelled mean and hateful remarks at another group of members. Then I read an article in the newspaper about a group of football fans that screamed at the losing coach, “fire him, fire him.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Zombies inappropriate for cancer fund benefit
Posted: October 26, 2014

I was stunned to see the Oct. 5 issue of Roman Life, a traditional favorite section of the Sunday edition. The sight of so-called celebrity zombies/noted locals was revolting and not worthy of the cause to benefit the cancer fund.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Man-haters in charge
Posted: October 26, 2014

Regarding the column “Frenzied NFL assaults show weird bias of sportswriting elite” in the Oct. 12 Our World section:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School ‘family’ treasured
Posted: October 26, 2014

On Oct. 10, prior to the Armu­chee vs. Model Shrine game, former athletes and students honored me by dedicating the Armuchee track around the football field to me. A very nice marker has been placed at the entrance to the track field.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Too much ugly these days
Posted: October 26, 2014

We are all God’s children, the good, the bad and the ugly. But it seems the ugly, in the freedom of press, the ugly has been showing up lately.

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