About 80 years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in offering the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 to the U.S. Congress, described his vision for a public utility to use the Tennessee River to bring jobs and prosperity to the South:
A couple of weeks ago I was scheduled to do an afternoon presentation at a conference for business leaders, and someone at lunch asked me: “What’s this Common Core thing you are going to be talking about?”
More than 2,000 bicyclists came to Chattanooga this past weekend to bike three mountains.
Do you think Georgia should eliminate its income tax?
In reporting for more than three decades, I could probably count on my fingers the times I've read the editorial pages of the three newspapers where I've worked.
It's not been the custom for editorial writers to write in the first person.
It's been conveniently easy in recent years for Americans not to think about the Pentagon's penal facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where 166 men remain imprisoned.
The occasional criticism of the city's electric utility, the EPB, for building a gigabit-fast smart-grid and competing in the cable television/phone/Internet market is excessively shallow and wholly misplaced.
If initial U.S. intelligence reports turn out to be irrefutable, the Syrian government has now used chemical weapons in its brutal civil war against the nation's rebel forces.
Secret donors poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the federal elections last fall, mainly in support of business interests.
The use of payday loans, check-into-cash pitches and car-title loans that are so ubiquitous here and in many other states have long been a target of consumer advocates.
Gov. Bill Haslam has weakly signed a lot of bad legislation into law this year, and he appears poised to sign more.
Congress shied away for years from the idea of fixing a blanket federal requirement for online businesses to collect and remit state and local sales taxes on online purchases.
Mayor Andy Berke calls his re-organization of the city's governmental departments a "bold" departure from past years, and to some extent that is true.
Immigration reform may be one of the most important, most mentioned and least executed policy ideas that Washington has kicked around for decades.