Alexander Agrees With Trump Executive Order On Student Loans, But Not On Speech Codes

Thursday, March 21, 2019

 Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Thursday released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s Higher Education Executive Order:

 

“I agree with the administration that colleges should provide better data on student debt and put some ‘skin in the game’ to reduce student borrowing. And I agree that colleges should punish hecklers who veto free speech, and stop coddling students to protect them from disagreeable points of view.

 

"But I don’t want to see Congress or the President or the department of anything creating speech codes to define what you can say on campus. The U.S. Constitution guarantees free speech. Federal courts define and enforce it. The Department of Justice can weigh in. Conservatives don’t like it when judges try to write laws, and conservatives should not like it when legislators and agencies try to rewrite the Constitution.”


Kahlil Strickland, 23, Killed, Another Man Shot Sunday Night In East Chattanooga

Georgia Has 47 More Coronavirus Deaths And 913 More Cases; Whitfield Has 25 And Walker 27 New Cases

Hamilton County Has 49 New Coronavirus Cases; Deaths Hold At 15; Tennessee Has 3 More Deaths; Testing Results Given


Kahlil Strickland, 23, was shot and killed and another man, 24, was injured Sunday night on Sherman Street. At approximately 8:13 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a shooting call at 2000 ... (click for more)

Georgia state health officials reported on Monday there have been 2,089 people in the state who have died from the coronavirus - 47 more since Sunday. The confirmed cases are now at 47,899, ... (click for more)

Hamilton County on Monday reported 49 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 1,132. Deaths remain at 15. Patients in Intensive Care have dropped from 17 to 14. The state reported ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Kahlil Strickland, 23, Killed, Another Man Shot Sunday Night In East Chattanooga

Kahlil Strickland, 23, was shot and killed and another man, 24, was injured Sunday night on Sherman Street. At approximately 8:13 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a shooting call at 2000 Sherman Street. Upon arrival, police located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and secured the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Hamilton ... (click for more)

Georgia Has 47 More Coronavirus Deaths And 913 More Cases; Whitfield Has 25 And Walker 27 New Cases

Georgia state health officials reported on Monday there have been 2,089 people in the state who have died from the coronavirus - 47 more since Sunday. The confirmed cases are now at 47,899, - up from 46,986 - an increase of 913. Hospitalizations are at 8,302 - up 356 since Sunday. Whitfield County has 25 new cases for a total of 391, and still seven deaths. Officials said ... (click for more)

Opinion

When Violence In America Was Affirmed And Praised: Understanding And Solving Racial Injustices

One man’s violent anti-government protests is another man’s just war. First, let me say I do not condone the rioting and violence that is occurring across our nation, following the murder of George Floyd at the knees of white police officer Derek Chauvin. As someone who values that Jesus taught us to “turn the other cheek” I believe there are other ways we must respond, even ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This June

On this, the first day of a new month, I pause during my monthly trip to the garden as I mourn for my country. The protests that morphed into ugly, race-fueled riots are worse than the COVID virus that continues to plague our nation. By this I mean we were helpless to the virus – there was no way to stop it and therefore we must endure. Criminal rioting is altogether different. ... (click for more)

Sports

CFC Hopes Turmoil Will Lead To Positive Change

The Chattanooga Football Club released a statement regarding the protests occurring within the city. It reads: “Chattanooga FC is, and always will be, a community club. From the beginning, our sole focus was to bring Chattanooga together, all of Chattanooga, from all races, creeds, and classes. It pains us that throughout our nation many fear for those lives ... (click for more)

Ray Deering, Popular Baylor School Administrator And Sports Columnist, Dies

Ray Deering, a beloved Baylor School administrator and sports enthusiast who wrote a popular sports column in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has died. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Deering was a 1961 graduate of Chattanooga High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chattanooga in 1965. At UC he served as the sports editor of ... (click for more)