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COLUMN: Dad’s words of wisdom

“Getting old is not for sissies,” my dad muttered one day as he labored to get out of a lawn chair in his driveway.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
COLUMN: Facebook purgatory: Where e-souls await judgment
Posted: August 21, 2014

Does anyone actually accept all the Facebook friend requests they get? I hope not. Social media website Facebook is based on the network system where you make “friends” with people you know and they are connected to other “friends” and through interactions with these people you’re suddenly “friends” with hundreds, sometimes thousands of people online.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: August 21, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: Perry’s indictment damages governor and the state
Posted: August 21, 2014

For a long time, Texas Gov. Rick Perry walked too fine a line between politics and policy. It caught up with him late last week.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Ferguson’s police force can learn from LAPD
Posted: August 21, 2014

The ongoing violence in Ferguson, Missouri, is dismaying and — for those who have been in Los Angeles a long time — painfully familiar. As this city long ago learned, when the public loses trust in its police, many people suffer.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Proposed FDA tobacco product rules rightly under review
Posted: August 21, 2014

How much does the health benefit of giving up cigarettes outweigh the lost pleasure of smoking?

Wednesday 08/20/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Belated justice: Cambodia settles a score with the Khmer Rouge
Posted: August 20, 2014

It took three years, but after a trial conducted by the Cambodian government in partnership with the United Nations, two former high-ranking officials were convicted of crimes against humanity for their roles as leaders of the Khmer Rouge during its bloody reign from 1975 to 1979.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Nation’s true heroes fought to expose and end torture
Posted: August 20, 2014

After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Barack Obama’s recent acknowledgment that “we tortured some folks” felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president’s statement opened up the possibility, finally, of national reflection, contrition and accountability.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: August 20, 2014

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Tuesday 08/19/2014
GUEST COLUMN: A bad deal for all Georgians
Posted: August 19, 2014

Nathan Deal resigned his congressional seat to run for governor of Georgia. He is a man I came to know as a friend and colleague when I served in the Georgia State Senate. We were both lawyers serving North Georgia senate districts. We were members of a small group of senators who worked hard to serve our state by doing all we could to prevent what we saw as an assault on the Bill of Rights.

GUEST COLUMN: Commercial drones coming to skies near you!
Posted: August 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — Oh no! The United States is falling behind in yet another big area — commercial use of drones. (Those things that buzz around and gather information and drop bombs overseas but don’t yet deliver Amazon packages.)

GUEST EDITORIAL: Don’t overreach on immigration, Mr. Obama
Posted: August 19, 2014

When the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reneged on its promise to take up immigration reform before heading off on vacation, President Barack Obama vowed to take matters into his own hands by the end of summer.

GUEST EDITORIAL: No magic cure-all for depression
Posted: August 19, 2014

We are all shocked and saddened by last week’s apparent suicide of Robin Williams. It leaves us all with a number of questions, including:

Monday 08/18/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Blurring line between police, warriors
Posted: August 18, 2014

Despite the return of American warplanes to Iraq, the nation’s attention is rightfully riveted on Ferguson, Missouri, where residents are reeling from days of protests and riots.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Ferguson police arrest reporters for reporting
Posted: August 18, 2014

Looks like police in Ferguson, Missouri, took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment.

Sunday 08/17/2014
Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: August 17, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: August 17, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

GUEST EDITORIAL: More jobs available, many paying less
Posted: August 17, 2014

Two new reports are out this month that, taken together, provide a pretty good picture of how the U.S. labor force has fared since the economic recovery began in June 2009.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Will more money fix the VA’s problems?
Posted: August 17, 2014

We all know how Washington crises usually unfold. A problem erupts. Politicians trample each other to express outrage and allocate blame. Scapegoats are sacrificed, legislation emerges and money gets appropriated. And then the issue fades from view.

Friday 08/15/2014
GUEST COLUMN: Is every death equal?
Posted: August 15, 2014

Like most Americans, I loved Robin Williams. I especially admired his patriotism, expressed in repeated visits to combat zones to entertain our troops. President Obama liked him, too, enough to release a lengthy statement only hours after his death was announced. 

COLUMN: Don’t even pretend there is a simple solution
Posted: August 15, 2014

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana

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