Scandal hit the airwaves last week when celebrities and wealthy individuals from several walks of life were arrested for alleged fraud for helping their children get into esteemed colleges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.