Although the Bradley County Commission Finance Committee has peeled the much-debated PIE Center from the coming 2019-20 budget proposal in order to lessen the impact of a potential property tax increase, it is not a dead issue.

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Humbled by a belligerent US President, ignored in Asia and withdrawing from the European continent — Britain has been here before. In 1956. Back then the threat by Dwight Eisenhower to dump sterling in the financial markets forced a Conservative government into a humiliating retreat from the…

In a veritable hate crime against law enforcement, left-wing protesters took down a “Blue Lives Matter” American flag Friday night. They spray painted it with “Abolish ICE,” then raised it upside-down to the top of a flagpole outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Aurora.

It is difficult to understand the argument that the United States women’s national soccer team should get paid just as much as the men’s national soccer team.

Editor’s Note: Morristown’s Towanna Stone was the first black woman named Miss Tennessee USA in 1997. She finished second runner-up in the Miss USA pageant. Miss Tennessee and Miss Tennessee USA are separate pageants. Brianna Mason will compete in the Miss America pageant.

...Days into the launch of a new life-changing state law — Public Chapter No. 412 — we hope Cleveland and Bradley County motorists are paying attention.

More women than men are licensed to drive cars in the United States and they influence 80 per cent of car purchasing decisions there and in Canada, too. But you’d never know that by the disturbing facts in a new study that shows auto accidents are much more dangerous for women than they are …

The Supreme Court term that ended last week can be critiqued on the basis of the wisdom of the court’s decisions — or the lack of it. But it’s also appropriate to judge the justices, and particularly Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., on whether they safeguarded the court’s independence from…

Intolerance and imposition always have been the biggest threats to freedom, all too often manifested in violence. World history has been shaped by religion in both productive and destructive ways. Such strife is as old as faith itself and shows no sign of slowing down around the globe — from…

Less than 24 hours after our newspaper completed a detailed five-part series on littering in the Cleveland and Bradley County community, the Tennessee Wildlife Federation told us what we already knew.

Americans of all political persuasions agree on at least one thing: Civility in this country is definitely taking a turn for the worse. Instead of finding ways to discuss their political, religious and social differences, Americans are lashing out in increasingly harsh ways at those with opp…

A bill that got mired in this year’s session of the state General Assembly could be resurrected next year and would make emergency 911 calls secret. It’s horrible legislation and would remove a major tool from journalists who bring transparency and accountability to first responders.

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has introduced legislation seeking to get Facebook, Google and other major social media networks to agree to federal audits — not of their finances or data-protection practices but of their alleged political leanings. Under the measure, the companies would submit to …

Some wars are necessary and unavoidable. A U.S. war against Iran doesn’t even remotely qualify as a just cause. President Donald Trump’s hawkish advisers are trying hard to manipulate him into launching yet another Persian Gulf war, one whose consequences would make the eight-year war in Ira…

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that if you are convicted in a state court of a criminal offense, the federal government can put you on trial again for essentially the same crime, and if you’re convicted, your new sentence can be added to your old one. In our view, that’s a violation …

Classroom doors within the Cleveland City and Bradley County School systems closed for the summer several weeks ago, but it’s never too late to honor exemplary performance, especially when displayed by students at the elementary level.

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