Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Opinion

Opinion
  • We the People: Black focusing on false facts

    I would like to take exception to Rep. Diane Black's recent newsletter about President Obama and the Democrats. I have had concerns for some time that Rep. Black does not represent the majority of the constituents in her district. Like many others in her party, she continues to put forth the same stale talking points that are not borne out by the facts. Instead, she picks and chooses to support false talking points.

    February 25, 2014

  • Tidbits: A walk down memory lane

    What an absolutely wonderful weekend! After months of dark, dreary weather, and bitter cold that has kept many people inside, huddled under blankets chasing away the chill, we were blessed with highs near 70 degrees and sunshine — lots and lots of sunshine.

    February 24, 2014

  • Stumptalk: The secret party unmasked

    Recently a doctor-friend asked, “Why would the American people elect a completely unknown street organizer, president of the United States?”

    February 24, 2014

  • LION AND THE LAMB: Birth pangs in North Carolina

    A remarkable event happened in Raleigh, NC, on Saturday, Feb. 8. Nearly 100,000 people gathered for a Moral March on the State Capital in support of a “fusion agenda” focusing on democratic rights, economic justice, and the “soul and future of the state.”

    February 18, 2014

  • WE THE PEOPLE: Happiness requires a good income

    The saying “money doesn’t buy happiness” is usually told to us by those who have it! What does it take to be happy? The working class knows part of the answer is money... enough income to buy happy “stuff” for the family, put food on the table, have a decent home, good health care and savings for higher education for their children. We need to feel safe to be happy! For this, everyone (that isn’t living off of Daddy’s trust fund) has always needed a decent paying job, a job with livable incomes that allows for paying bills and giving our fair share to taxes that support our government.

    February 18, 2014

  • TIDBITS: The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat

    The eyes of the world have been focused on Sochi the last week or so as the winter Olympics enthralled us all. Out of the games come some memorable moments.

    February 17, 2014

  • STUMPTALK: Obama’s speeches are factually empty

    “Lies, damned lies and statistics” is a quote often attributed to Mark Twain. It should be a required quotation printed at the top of each government report and on the TV screen during an Obama speech.

    February 17, 2014

  • Lion and the Lamb: Living in different worlds

    Oxfam is an international alliance of 17 organizations that are working in 94 countries to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. Last month, on January 20, Oxfam released an astonishing report: the 85 richest people in the world now have as much wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people who comprise about half of our planet’s entire population.

    February 11, 2014

  • We teh People: Our attention-deficit Congress

    Some citizens in our country hate the government. At least they say they hate the government. It’s not always clear what they mean by the “government.” Most don’t hate soldiers and sailors. They don’t hate the checks the government sends them. But they don’t want bureaucrats and politicians raising taxes to help fix a few things.

    February 11, 2014

  • Stumptalk: Should the minimum wage be raised?

    There is no constitutional authority for the federal government to establish a minimum wage for workers in private industries. Of course, not having the authority doesn’t seem to stop the federal government from violating the constitution.

    February 10, 2014

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