“Never again,” said the Conservative world, after Theresa May walked into the Tory leadership underprepared and unscrutinised three years ago. Next time, everyone insisted, candidates for the premiership, and their plans for office, should be put under the microscope. And yet here we are, in…

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Ten Democratic state Attorneys General on Tuesday sued to block T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint, and the timing was no coincidence. The Justice Department will soon make its decision on the merger, and Democrats, unions and big business are lining up to defeat it at the expense of America’s le…

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If you believe the hype, one little bottle of CBD contains miracles. It treats diabetes; reduces stress; alleviates chronic pain and anxiety; even cures acne. Trouble sleeping? Panicky pet? CBD to the rescue.

The Trump administration announced last month it would honor the promise made to corn farmers in October to allow year-round production of E15, a gasoline blended with 15% ethanol. Lifting the ban, the administration said, would help corn farmers burdened by tariffs and mass flooding by incr…

Using similar practices of neglect and deception coined by tobacco companies in their heyday, pharmaceutical companies that make and market opioids have racked up a body count and addiction rates that, while not as deadly as tobacco use, affect the health of our community just as deeply.

Longtime Times News columnist Bruce Shine is a Kingsport attorney with a history of successfully suing Sullivan County. Shine sued the county in the 1970s for firing employees who failed to support the road commissioner’s campaign and sued the sheriff’s department for failing to pay overtime.

For very good reasons, the Pentagon has long forbidden U.S. troops from engaging in political activity while in uniform. They are in uniform to serve their country and obey the orders of their commander in chief regardless of who that commander is and which party he or she might represent. A…

Last week’s elections to the European Parliament, like many other elections these days, were more of an ideological battleground than a process of choosing representatives to a legislature. The populist nationalists on the rise across much of the world had been expected to score big, and to …

Practical experience with real-world tasks often means as much to students’ potential as anything they learn from books. It means applying what they’ve learned in the classroom to things they can sink their teeth into before hopefully taking pride in the results.

When legacy businesses are threatened by new competitors, too often they respond by lobbying for regulation to quash them. It’s notable, then, that Marriott recently announced it is starting a new home-rental business, putting the world’s biggest hotel operator in direct competition with Air…

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At first blush, the idea of the U.S. Postal Service seems quaint. After all, in this age of electronic communications does society really need the post office?

At first blush, the idea of the U.S. Postal Service seems quaint. After all, in this age of electronic communications does society really need the post office?

We recently asked for letters to the editor with suggestions for a new name for this region, but now you can easily post your idea and reasons for it at a website, nameourregion.com, established through a regional rebranding effort.

Ever since Ukrainian television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky routed the country’s established politicians in a presidential election last month, Western observers have puzzled over what to make of him. Is he truly the anti-corruption crusader he played on his television program, or is he a ca…

Researchers for the U.S. Department of Agriculture say the Trump administration is retaliating against them for highlighting how farmers are being hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade and tax policies. Some have resigned over it. The pattern is familiar with this White House, which also cl…

As if to remind us how far U.S. politics has strayed from normalcy, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is calling for legislation to prohibit American presidential candidates from seeking political assistance from foreign governments.

Local leaders are on the hunt for a way to rename the region as a tool to draw new residents and businesses into the area — finding a new name for what is essentially Ballad Health’s footprint.

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