In the spring of 2012, Kacie Thach went to see "The Hunger Games" movie on the big screen. It changed her life, like something being shot straight into her heart.
"Yes I have smoked crack cocaine. ... It was probably when I was in one of my drunken stupors ..." — a bold admission from Toronto's Mayor Rob Ford, the most straightforward politician in the business of politics today.
John F. Kennedy was an intensely realistic man and he talked occasionally of assassination in the same analytical fashion in which he discussed the other hazards and opportunities of his presidency.
They arrested 32 black men on gun and drug charges and called them our city's "worst of the worst."
Mark West, head of the Chattanooga Tea Party, is right.
In Chattanooga, five members of the City Council are doing the bidding of Mayor Andy Berke to enact new "criteria requirements" that would give taxpayer-funded benefits to the "domestic partners," both heterosexual and homosexual.
Tennessee's innovative Transforming Tennessee for Tomorrow program — known as T3 — may seem an out-of-the-box idea, but anyone familiar with Bill Haslam's tenure as Knoxville mayor recognizes it as a business-minded concept right out of our governor's management playbook.
Johnny Cash, Girl Scouts, the War of 1812, modern American art and the Chinese New Year.
In high school, Patrick Carroll was a bully. And in gym class at Red Bank High School, he bullied a thin, quiet freshman named Bilal Shabazz.
As clouds enshrouded the mountains on the morning of Nov. 23, 1863, a few hundred gray-clad soldiers stood atop Orchard Knob peering into the besieged city of Chattanooga.
To understand why the Koozer family — Justin, Annie and 2-year-old Piper — left all their friends and church family in Ooltewah to move across the country to Denver, where they knew no one, try this: Start counting from zero all the way to 2,000. Or go walk two miles.
Sporting the most ironic name in NFL history, Miami Dolphin Richie Incognito purportedly bullying a fellow 320-pound lineman should give us pause for reflection. It's emblematic of the continued wussification of America.
1. It's hell. I once heard of a man here who was sleeping under a bridge -- Veterans Bridge, I believe -- during winter. He drank vodka until he passed out, only to wake up when the rats began to gnaw on his face.
Lt. Corliss Cooper has been swept off her feet.
Today is Veterans Day. Our insufficient response, yet so deeply authentic from most, is simply, "Thank you."
One of the biggest challenges that newspapers face is how to attract new readers with new content without alienating longtime, loyal readers. In other words, how to introduce change.