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LETTER: Decision to drive while ill could have harmed others

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 19:33
While many are praising Jeff Burkhart's bravery to drive himself to the hospital so he didn't interrupt his families sleep [after suffering a heart attack at night], did anyone — including him — consider what could have happened if he had of caused an acc

COLUMN: Lack of father in household not what is best for children

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 19:14
News that women increasingly are the leading or sole breadwinner in the American family has resurrected the perennial question: Why do we need men?

CARTOON: Syriana

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 16:37

CARTOON: Immigration Walled In

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 16:27

COLUMN: (Dole)ing out blame for gridlock

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 02:53
Therein lies the problem for some who stay in politics and government so long that it is easy to lose perspective and think cutting deals is more important than winning the argument.

COLUMN: Promoting obstructionism rather than progress

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 02:52
With budgetary tantrums in the Senate and investigative play-acting in the House, the Republican Party is proving once again that it simply cannot be taken seriously.

FROM THE FARM: Simple steps to reduce risk of tick bites

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:25
Warm weather means Tennesseans are spending more time enjoying the great outdoors. But outdoors means exposure to insect pests and ticks.

TIP OF THE HAT: Good deeds inspiring gratitude

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 21:10
Neighborly thank yous appear weekly in this space. To offer a brief note of appreciation, e-mail letters@theleafchronicle.com. Or, write to Tip of the Hat, The Leaf-Chronicle, 200 Commerce St., Clarksville, TN 37040.

CARTOON: Lone Wolves

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 19:02

EDITORIAL: Our cheers to you from us

Thu, 05/30/2013 - 16:28
CHEERS to the Austin Peay State University baseball team, which became the first Ohio Valley Conference team to earn a 2-seed in the NCAA Regionals since the format changed in 1999.

COLUMN: Kerry's Mideast mission

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 18:24
Secretary of State John Kerry's cardinal rule in trying to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been that he won't talk publicly about the details, so it's difficult to know how he's doing.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Future is in hands of grads

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 18:03
Congratulations and good luck to the 2013 high school graduates. You have reached a major milestone in your life, and we are proud of you. You have represented yourselves and your communities well.

COLUMN: Which prime minister is more credible on Islam?

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 17:53
Following the hacking death of a British soldier by two alleged Islamic extremists, Prime Minister David Cameron said, 'There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act.'

CARTOON: Fair Weather Friends

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 17:13

COLUMN: Surrogacy issue turning foes into allies against exploitation

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 03:27
Women's reproductive rights have enjoyed a half-century or so of well-defined proponents and opponents, but the recently flourishing fertility industry, from egg harvesting to surrogacy, has produced fresh and surprising alliances among former foes.

The gift of life

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 05:41
Dr. Mac Edington, a well-known local dentist, takes a sage view of organ donation.

An encore for luscious berries

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 05:40
Editor's note: Last week, Clarksville's resident food guru Diane Welker revealed her love of local strawberries, versus the tasteless kind 'imported from halfway across the country.' We had room to share only one of her strawberry-starring recipes.

Paige King's House Arrest: How to read while pulling weeds

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 02:30
I have a penchant for books — in particular, cookbooks and home decorating books. I have the same proclivity for periodicals of the same theme.

Book Review: 'My Cross to Bear' is certainly that

Sat, 05/25/2013 - 02:28
I knew better than to read an autobiography, especially one written by a hard rock entertainer. I enjoy biographies but generally shy away from autobiographies.

COLUMN: Apple could pay for Moore

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 23:19
Investigators say due to some creative Ireland-based tax gimmicks, Apple has managed to keep $75 billion away from the IRS's reach just in the years 2009-2012.