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Governor Haslam still best option for Tennessee

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm

With early voting under way and the Nov. 4 election quickly approaching, it’s important that we Tennesseans participate even as it seems many of our races will not be seriously contested. One such race is for the governor’s office. In his first term in office, Gov. Bill Haslam has exceeded high expectations, shown true leadership navigating the state through a time of great national turmoil. Haslam, a popular Republican in

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    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Lamar Alexander is a proven leader, the kind of elder statesman desperately needed in Washington, D.C. right now. There are those who look at the gridlock, the dysfunction and the ineptitude in Congress and their knee-jerk reaction is to clean house. But the fact of the matter is if we had a few more Alexander’s in the Senate, things in this country would be operating much better than they are

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  • TN Promise off to a good start

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 11:18 am

    The Tennessee Promise program, offering free community college education to the state’s high school students, is sometimes dismissed as a pipe dream. It’ll never work, critics say. Tell that to the throng of youngsters who are signing up for two years of tuition-free technical or community college studies. There are 35,016 of them so far, The Tennessean in Nashville reports. The deadline to enroll is Nov. 1. The plan, which

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  • Flu season around the corner

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Anyone who has ever had the flu knows how horrible it makes you feel. For days and sometimes up to a week, you can be bedridden with fever and in general have no appetite of any kind and your main source of any hydration is soft drinks or water. The flu season, which typically begins in October or November, is once again upon us, and the first case already has

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  • More resources should be invested in the fight against Ebola

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 11:10 am

    The magnitude and national security implications of the Ebola crisis are being underscored by the disease’s arrival in the West. Yet the death last Wednesday of Liberian traveler Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas — leaving nearly 50 others either under quarantine or close watch for possible infection with a possible second case under evaluation — and the infection of a Spanish nurse despite wearing a protective suit while treating a

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  • Communities should take advantage of drug drop boxes, take backs

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Drug drop-off boxes are becoming a familiar sight in more communities. And that’s a good thing, for the most part. Yes, it’s unfortunate that drugs have become so prevalent in our communities, as well as across our nation. But thankfully, these drug drop-off boxes, and even take-back drug events, exist and offer a way for residents to rid their medicine cabinets of unwanted prescription drugs…. Unused prescription pills, such as

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  • Biden’s mouth could get himself, U.S. into trouble

    Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Every time Joe Biden opens his mouth, people hold their breaths. That includes members of the Obama administration. Normally, the vice president’s chronic foot-in-mouth disease doesn’t cause real harm. Instead, his embarrassing and awkward stumbles have provided free fodder for late-night comedians. But his latest cringe-inducing comments about ISIS and America’s allies in the Middle East deserve scolding by President Obama. Biden was forced to apologize over the weekend to

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