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Let's find common ground, goals for good of everyone

Let's find common ground, goals for good of everyone

April 18th, 2014 8:57 am by Colin Baxter

In Tony Casey's excellent story on April 12, "Cutting a hole in the safety net,' " he presented the main points made by Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer during his recent speech at the Millennium Centre. A respected conservative columnist, Krautha

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What is Fair Trade really all about?

What is Fair Trade really all about?

April 14th, 2014 2:16 pm by Jennie Young

By recent accounting, human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, has moved into second place among global illegal trades and is still the fastest growing. Women and children, especially young girls, are most frequently the "merchandise."

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Get involved in process or risk being part of problem

Get involved in process or risk being part of problem

April 14th, 2014 2:00 pm by Larry French

It's been said that people who don't vote choose those who win elections. Now while this may sound like a contradiction in terms, or a stretch of the imagination, it actually happens.

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Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?

April 11th, 2014 5:16 pm by Max Hrenda

Blast debris covered I-26 Friday afternoon in Gray, causing traffic delays.

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For better or worse - putting it down on paper

For better or worse - putting it down on paper

April 7th, 2014 9:30 am by Kenneth D. Gough

I'm an engineer, which means that I am trained to believe in what works. You may dream and theorize to your heart's content, but to an engineer what counts is what happens in the real world.

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Medicaid expansion benefits everyone in the community

Medicaid expansion benefits everyone in the community

April 7th, 2014 9:18 am by Judy Garland

A criticism of my support for Medicaid expansion appeared in a letter to Forum a few months ago.

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Disney's 'Frozen' is a fabulous princess tale

Disney's 'Frozen' is a fabulous princess tale

March 31st, 2014 9:19 am by Rebecca Horvath

I've written in this space before about the befuddling controversy over the Disney princesses.

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Annexation law needs meaningful overhaul

Annexation law needs meaningful overhaul

March 24th, 2014 8:59 am by Danny Sells

I had the opportunity to attend each of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovermental Relations hearings on the many annexation bills last year. These were some of the very best discussions I have experienced.

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Masquerade

Masquerade

March 17th, 2014 10:15 am by Larry French

In his "Devil's Dictionary," Ambrose Bierce defines politics as, "A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."

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Big cities could learn from small towns

Big cities could learn from small towns

March 17th, 2014 10:13 am by Dr. Jim Holt

Last summer, I read an article on small-town life in my alumni magazine. A professor of social sciences, Robert Wuthnow, had written a book about his research on small towns in the United States: "Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future.

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