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COLUMN: Presidents should not use military force with humanitarian excuse

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 21:19
''President Obama has arguably established the authority of the president to intervene militarily virtually anywhere without the consent or the approval of Congress, at his own discretion and for as long as he wishes.'

COLUMN: Obama's pragmatic approach

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 21:17
Here's the coldblooded calculation at work as President Obama shapes his foreign policy agenda: If he took 'full ownership' of the Syria problem through direct military intervention, that's probably all he could accomplish during his second term — and eve

GUEST EDITORIAL: Presidential libraries should disclose sources of private donations

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 21:03
Presidential libraries are a vitally important means of preserving the past. They help us understand what a leader brings to his presidency and the legacy he leaves the nation.

CARTOON: Supreme confusion

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 20:42

LETTER: Jerry Rivers was a great asset for veterans in Clarksville area

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 22:03
I was very sad as I read about Jerry Rivers' passing. It is a great loss for not only his family, but also for Montgomery County and veterans of the entire military. He was a person of dedication, compassion and sense of honor.

EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should back Haslam on TennCare

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 22:02
As Gov. Bill Haslam gets closer to making a decision on expanding Tennessee's Medicaid program, TennCare, he is faced with near irrational opposition by a few state lawmakers.

COLUMN: Often you don't need a doctor

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 22:01
You want a routine checkup. Or your throat is sore. It's probably nothing, but you're concerned. Do you need a full-fledged MD with all those certificates and perhaps a God complex?

COLUMN: Unhappy anniversary to us all

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 21:58
Last week, politicians who helped craft the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated in self-congratulatory style the third anniversary of that monstrosity which will soon extinguish health care as we've known it.

CARTOON: Air Traffic Tower Shutdowns

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 17:00

CARTOON: Peace heavy lifting

Sun, 03/24/2013 - 02:06

EDITORIAL: Funeral escort limit a good call by CPD

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 23:55
Clarksville Police this week announced a new rule that's already being met with an outcry of public anger, but it is absolutely in the best interests of the city.

COLUMN: Tinkering with GOP political process is no substitute for improvement

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:54
Because of the grotesquely swollen place the presidency now occupies in the nation's governance and consciousness, we are never not preoccupied with presidential campaigning.

COLUMN: Putting the maverick back in McCain

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 21:24
Sen. John McCain's 'Straight Talk Express' has been in the repair shop for a while, but it sure was rolling last week during an interview. The main theme was that Republicans should end their self-isolation and 'start working for the American people.'

LETTER: America is not the same without funeral processions

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:04
When I first came to America in 1976, I saw a funeral and it stuck with me.

COLUMN: The rape of decency

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 22:06
The recent rape conviction of two teenagers, one of whom also distributed a photo and sent cruel text messages about their victim, has captured the 'bystander effect' in graphic and nauseating detail.

COLUMN: Probing intentions in the cyber-fog

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 21:55
Two Ohio girls stand accused of saying vile, menacing things on Twitter — seriously accused. The high schoolers, ages 15 and 16, were arrested and face a possible six months in juvenile detention.

EDITORIAL: Tourism is an industry we need to cultivate

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 21:54
In these times of relative uncertainty in the local business sector, amid layoffs at the brand-new Hemlock Semiconductor plant and with full funding for Fort Campbell denied on Capitol Hill, it's more important than ever that Clarksville-Montgomery County

LETTER: Elected officials must promote clean energy laws

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 21:53
Judging by the recent layoffs at Hemlock, it would seem that the Chinese clean energy industry is an unstoppable juggernaut.

CARTOON: Malala Yousafzai

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 21:32

GUEST EDITORIAL: Supermajority forgetting party's local preference

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 21:13
Local governments, working within state and federal parameters, are in the best position to make policy decisions for their communities based on each one's circumstances.