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I have never been so torn on one subject as I am right now.

While protests get the public’s attention and their community message dominates newspaper headlines, it is face-to-face dialogue — actual communication — that resolves conflict.

Editor’s note: Jean revisits a column from 2014 in anticipation of Independence Day, especially in light of the current turmoil across the country.

A sharp increase in coronavirus cases, particularly in states where Republican governors have championed “freedom” over vigilance, underscores why the public must follow the experts’ advice and stop listening to ignorant fools.

As millions of Americans struggle with both a public health and an economic crisis, the Trump administration late Thursday formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety — a move that would cost more than 20 million Americans their health care co…

I have a full understanding of what the last three, four …. jeezalou, how long has it been, is this April? September? …. months have meant for people who have self-quarantined or isolated to flatten the curve of the spread of coronavirus. I’m a card-carrying member of that group, working fro…

AMC Entertainment, the movie theater chain, flip-flopped on the pandemic last week, first saying its customers wouldn’t be required to wear masks, then saying they would. It’s hard to blame the company given the Trump administration’s, and the president’s own, scattered, inconsistent and fla…

Every now and then, the corpse of Sullivan County-wide school consolidation is exhumed, dusted off and marched forth for a time, only to be reinterred until the next county commissioner or city alderman wonders why the county shouldn’t save money by merging its three districts.

The persecution of the courageous journalist Maria Ressa in the Philippines should not only horrify her compatriots and her counterparts elsewhere. The conviction of Ms Ressa and a former colleague for cyberlibel this week, which could see them serve up to six years in prison, is designed to…

Two years ago, Chattanooga officials showed up at a local motel, ordered everyone out and boarded it up at the order of a judge, the result of some 800 emergency calls over two years. Among others, the judge’s order left 12 college students with no place to go.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $20 million to the new Oak Ridge Institute at the University of Tennessee to expand the university’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, allowing this important institution to train the next generation of American scientists and…

Stocks sold off Thursday amid investor worries that a “second wave” of coronavirus infections could cause countries and states that are reopening to lock down again. But headlines about a coronavirus resurgence in the U.S. are overblown so far, and the bigger threat is keeping the economy in…

Our country has made great strides in our fight against the coronavirus, and we are finally starting to hear good news. America is reopening, people are returning to work, and we are learning more and more about how to defeat this virus every day.

On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing all persons held as slaves within the rebellious areas are and henceforth shall be free.

I’ve gone down the rabbit hole. One of my own making, at that.

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