Media and the Millennials

Media and the Millennials

By Steve Hunley Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, Hollywood celebrities are signing petitions to ask Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, while some millennials are taking to the streets to protest.  One is about as logical as the other.  The day after the election, the New York Times published an over […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Seven

Senator Howard Baker, Part Seven

By Ray Hill There were those who believed Howard Baker’s election to the United States Senate was an aberration; some believed Tennessee would return to its Democratic roots in the next election cycle. Yet Richard Nixon carried the Volunteer State in the 1968 presidential election. The Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, had run a poor third […]

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

By Dr. Jim Ferguson As I drove to work November 7, 2008, I marveled at how normal everything looked, where in fact everything had changed. Obama had just been elected President on the promise of “hope and change.” We got the change, and this almost destroyed our hope. However, we didn’t protest in 2008 as […]

Anything is possible…

By Alex Norman A Cleveland franchise won a major sports championship. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series. A reality TV star will be our next President. If 2016 has proven anything to us, it is that anything is possible. So it got me thinking about things related to Tennessee and the world of sports. […]

A season of many turns may end up where Vols wanted

By Steve Williams The 2016 Tennessee football season neared like most others, with anticipation and excitement, though many thought this one might be special. I tempered all the preseason fuss a little by asking if nationally-ranked Tennessee was a paper tiger or for real. The season started with surprising concern as the Vols had to […]

Voting and Veterans

By Ralphine Major As I pen this column, two major events of the week weigh on my mind—voting and veterans.  It is quite interesting to note how closely the two are related. Americans have just elected a new president to lead our country for the next four years.  It is the civic duty of every […]

How times change!

By Rosie Moore I have a child who was born in 1955. I don’t think he/she will mind me discussing their age, he/she lives up North, but the year 1955 brings back numerous memories. Here are some comments that were made in that year: I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way […]

Hovering

By Joe Rector Thwack! Thwack! Thawck! The sound grows louder as the sky fills with the same sound coming from hundreds or even thousands as they hover. What can it be? Helicopter parents are either constantly present or on call to sweep into any situations that might arise. It’s a different world from the one […]

President Trump

President Trump

By Steve Hunley When Donald Trump first announced his intention to seek the Republican presidential nomination, his declaration was greeted with little enthusiasm from many GOP regulars and a collective giggle from the ruling elite and the mainstream media. Just last week, Donald J. Trump won arguably the biggest upset in the history of our […]

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

Senator Howard Baker, Part Six

By Ray Hill Although Howard Baker had not been selected as Richard Nixon’s running mate in 1968, his political star continued to rise. Even as Howard Baker’s political fortunes rose, 1969 was a difficult year for the Baker family. Everett McKinley Dirksen was the last of his kind. A golden throated orator of a time […]

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