This week, the wide world of sports grew even wider.
"Obamacare takes effect in less than eight months. Do you realize what this means? If you go to the emergency room now, you'll be covered by the time you finally see a doctor." — Stephen Colbert
This morning, the sheriff's office takes over control of the Murray County Animal Shelter in Chatsworth, Ga. This news is not necessarily Cruella De Vil bad, but sure isn't St. Francis good.
Between 2003 and 2009, the Tennessee Department of Education paid more than $89 million in contracts to six corporations that create the process of standardized tests our public school students are required to take. (Roughly half the money came from federal funds, according to U.S. Department of Education documents).
An April 15 Associated Press/Roper Public Affairs poll records what we all sense: The average citizen is fed up with our federal government.
It would be nice if, instead of paying for a can of Coke, the Coca-Cola Co. simply gave it away for free.
For those entrusted with leadership stewardship of universities, it is easy to become hurried and harried, challenged by a variety of events such as bomb threats, the unfortunate death of a student, occasional wayward and wrongheaded behavior of a staff, faculty or student member of the community or athletics complications.
Before he lived alone in a hut in an English forest, speaking to no one for an entire year, Randy Weinberg, blue eyes the color of the sky, was a wrestler. A very, very good one.
A common conservative refrain is that immigrants, once they enter the U.S., “immediately begin to depend on government welfare,” as Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama recently put it.
The way we get our food — especially our meat — is the most important system in America.
It’s all but official. The New York Times Magazine did a splashy piece on Anthony Weiner, which means he is running for mayor of New York.
It's TCAP time in Tennessee, when prepubescent kids — chocolate milk stains on their shirts and stubby No. 2 pencils clutched tightly in their grip — spend hours and hours bubbling in question after standardized question.
Need something to feel good about? A double espresso of pick-me-up joy amidst the doom-and-gloom headlines?
As our hearts have been burdened with the Boston terror bombings, the industrial accident in Texas that destroyed a rural community and the vitriol around the issues of the Second Amendment and legal immigration in Washington, a few things happened in Tennessee that should be praised.
Tennessee lawmakers say a bill they passed last week will protect animals from abuse.
When I was a kid, my favorite baseball player was Pee Wee Reese. I couldn’t have explained why.