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At the Table: Super salad makes easy work of eating well

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 23:51
What I wanted to do was prove that with just three to four hours prep on a Sunday afternoon, while I let the weeds in the flower beds to grow and tended to myself instead, I could REALLY have nearly a workweek's worth of healthy meals.

CARTOON: Interest Rates Go Up

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 20:23

COLUMN: Judicial 'candidates' pose for elite nominators

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 20:23
Frank Daniels III: Judicial Nominating Commission rushes to do its questionable bidding on selecting those who will judge us.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Fight domestic violence

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 20:04
he Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a report on domestic violence last week, and its numbers are sobering. More than 80,000 domestic violence offenses were reported to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System in 2012.

GUEST COLUMN: Let's return some civility to city politics

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 12:46
A friend stopped me last week to tell me that he had come up with a new slogan for Clarksville: '

House Arrest: Accidental summer decor themes

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 23:44
I've got seasonal depression. You know how some people need to sit in front of sunlamps to get through the winter months? Well, my depression arrives with the 90 degree days.

COLUMN: Sequester leading to decay

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 19:04
For people (like me) who worry that the U.S. government is becoming dysfunctional, it's worth studying the subtle and largely hidden effects of sequestration on the U.S. military and other agencies.


Fri, 06/21/2013 - 19:02
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CARTOON: Tea Party Flags

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 18:33

COLUMN: Missing cows of mass destruction

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:44
Where did the panic over mad cow disease go? Off the front pages, for sure. A few years ago, respected journalists warned of a looming public health disaster as Americans consumed deadly hamburgers.

CARTOON: Moderate Iranian?

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:30

COLUMN: Mexico held back by corruption

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 15:17
What the heck is wrong with Mexico?

COLUMN: The world's future favors the intellectuals

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 02:44
All men are by nature equal,

COLUMN: Playing for time in Syria

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 02:44
Critics are correct when they argue that President Obama doesn't have a strategy for military victory in Syria.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Racism still exists in America

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 21:02
It is easy for Americans to congratulate ourselves over how far we have come since the Jim Crow days of segregation and other examples of racial and religious prejudice.

COLUMN: 'Animal Crossing' a relaxing gaming experience

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 20:48
Gaming is rarely a relaxing experience for me these days. When I'm guiding my character through firefights and zombie hordes, it can get intense, and even though it's a good intensity, sometimes I just want to play a relaxing game.

Father-son duo Back Lot Pickers sing in perfect harmony

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 18:44
The voices of Lucian Greene, a college student, and his father, Donald Greene, weave together like the warbling of two songbirds.

CARTOON: Immigration Reform

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 17:16

COLUMN: Ailes is what's good for you

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 19:24
The Bradley Foundation, a private, independent grant-making organization based in Milwaukee, recently handed out its annual Bradley Prize to four men who have, in the words of the organization's mission statement, '(preserved and defended) the tradition o

COLUMN: US conducting proxy war in Syria will not end well for our nation

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 19:03
In Syria, the Obama administration seems to be stumbling back to the future: An old-fashioned proxy war, complete with the usual shadowy CIA arms-running operation, the traditional plan to prop up ostensible 'moderates' whose prospects are doubtful and, o