I don’t know if Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in 1982. Neither does President Donald Trump.

The country was again shaken to its core last week when shots rang out at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. This time, 17 people died.

With President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday night, it is important to also look at the state of politics in our country.

Vice President Mike Pence made a trip to Indianapolis Sunday to attend a football game between the Colts and the San Francisco 49ers.

Headlines over the weekend were dominated by a spat between President Donald Trump and athletes.

I’ve found it impossible to erase the image of the car in Charlottesville, Va., ramming into a group of protesters a little more than a week ago.

Social media is becoming a larger part of the world around us, and with that comes a quick outlet for opinions, which don’t necessarily rely on thought.

When President Donald Trump tweeted an animated GIF of himself using a wrestling move to take down the CNN logo, there was a mixed reaction.

In the age of social media, there is a real issue in politics that relates directly to statements of 140 characters or less.

The movie “Wonder Woman” is set to hit theaters this week, and my wife and I have plans to attend a showing Sunday.

The Affordable Care Act, better known to some as Obamacare, was signed into law in March 2010.

The word segregation is not one many people likely expect to see in the news today, but the truth is segregation remains a problem throughout the United States.

Donald Trump released his proposed 2018 budget last week to mixed reviews, which was about as surprising as a parent denying a toddler’s request to eat dessert for dinner.

Disgraced former Baylor University football coach Art Briles would like you to know that he is a super great guy.

Protesters blocking traffic drives me insane, partially because the people they are deterring from getting from point A to point B likely have nothing to do with the reason the demonstration is occurring in the first place.

The Tennessee Department of Education recently patted itself on the back, announcing in October that it had pushed graduation rates to “the highest on record since the state changed to a more rigorous calculation of graduation rates in 2011.”

A dangerous trend brewing in this nation for some time has me concerned about the likely future my children and grandchildren face. And though I’m a “Jesus freak” who believes there is truly only one answer for all of the ills of humankind, the reason for my unease is rooted in a reality tha…

We could always find a world of things to do that we enjoyed. I have told you before about those things and it was never a problem figuring out what we wanted to do next.

We live in a day and age when information is readily available at the touch of a button, whether it be through a smartphone or computer.

Chances are you’ve seen either photos or news reports from Saturday’s Women’s March, which brought out millions not only in Washington, D.C., but around the United States and the world.

With the U.S. House of Representatives taking us one step closer to repealing the Affordable Care Act, most commonly known as “Obamacare,” I can’t help but hope this act won’t eventually lead to more Americans suffering than there already were.

There is never a need to worry about what is on the mind of President-elect Donald Trump, since there will almost always be 140 characters or less to keep you informed.

As I watched the ball drop for the new year in Market Square in Knoxville, surrounded by people who were way too drunk to be out and about in public, I could not help but think I was glad 2016 finally came to an end.

With Christmas now come and gone and New Year’s Day soon upon us, there is a chance you’ve been hearing about the “holiday blues,” or possibly the prevailing thought that suicide rates go up around the holidays.

Maybe I just haven’t been paying as much attention until more recently, but I feel as if we as a nation are becoming more accepting of bigotry, prejudice, and/or racism bleeding into our everyday lives.

Christmas is the season of giving, and if you’re struggling with gift ideas, then giving can be a good way to go.

The past week has been a blur because of the Thanksgiving holiday, where I definitely enjoyed eating food and the company of my family and watching the good ol’ Washington Redskins nearly beat the Dallas Cowboys had it not been for a terrible excuse of a defense.

Thanksgiving arrives Thursday and with it the holiday season officially beings.

We should all consider ourselves lucky enough to live in a country where we the people have an opportunity to elect who we believe should lead us at least for the next four years.

As I sit, anticipating Tuesday’s Election Day, which will have come and gone by the time you read this, there are plenty of reasons to be exhausted from the current presidential race.

I appreciate baseball, but I’m not sure I would consider myself an entirely devoted fan who would watch it day in and day out for all 162 games.

Donald Trump was a reality TV star before he ever became a politician. I now understand why.

While some on Loudon County Commission may think the hiring of four additional corrections officers was not wise until a solution could be determined on either a new jail facility or an add-on to the current Justice Center, I actually believe it was really the only choice the board had.

The Sept. 27 presidential debate was the most watched in history, with more than 80 million viewers tuning in.

When creating an animated film that could serve as a positive, with the lead role held by a strong, young Polynesian girl in “Moana,” Disney has been under fire recently for a costume some are calling racist.

My wife and I took a short trip Saturday into Knoxville to Cherokees Caverns, which is located along Oak Ridge Highway.

More than four years ago, I wrote in this column that formal introductions, goodbyes and biographical musings were not my style, and I have mostly kept to the script, tackling any number of topics — terrorism, racism, hypocrisy, anti-intellectualism and political correctness — I thought were…

There are times when a person gets a knot in the pit of his stomach for various reasons.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has caused quite a stir in the last week and it wasn’t for anything he did on the football field.

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In this new age of safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, hypersensitivity and self-infantilization that have spread across American college campuses the last several years, school administrators and professionals — the very people who should be preparing young adults for life in a…

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton last week released her federal income tax return for 2015.

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation last week arrested 41 people and charged them with patronizing prostitution, prostitution or solicitation of a minor.

Overt hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty should be enough — in theory and in practice — to render any presidential candidate unworthy of the position, but Donald Trump’s own brand of sophistry and obfuscation is unprecedented in modern politics.

With the Republican National Convention officially over, it’s fair to step back, take a deep breath and look at just how much of a mess it truly was to someone who saw what was reported but didn’t actually watch the entire event.

If there was ever a time to stop arguing and step away from party lines to work on a solution to a problem facing our country, that time is now.

Two years ago, events marking the anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of a policeman in New York City surely seemed more immediate and the symbols more concrete as friends and supporters held out hope that something — anything — would be done to give the family a measure of closu…

The American Red Cross should not have to apologize for a poster depicting the dos and don’ts around a swimming pool because some consider it “super racist,” which I believe is a stretch.

Colleges and even high schools across the nation can learn a lesson from the Nebraska football program, and specifically head coach Mike Riley.