TIDBITS: The courage to start
Roughly 8,000 people laced up their running shoes Sunday for the 10th annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, half marathon, relay, and 5K.
STUMPTALK: Obama’s rogue presidency
President Obama has detached himself from any meaningful compliance with constitutional limits on administrative power and the principle of separation of powers.
We the People: Love America, hate today's politics? Vote!
The results of the midterm election this Nov. 4 could have more long-term effects than the presidential election of 2016. Presidents have a limited amount of power. It is those elected to the House of Representatives and the Senate that approve policy and make bills.
Lion and the Lamb: The unheard deafening roar
Climate change is a social and environmental problem unlike any we have seen before. The largest and most prestigious non-governmental scientific society in the world, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with over 125,000 individual and institutional members, released on March 18 a public warning of the dangers posed by climate change,
Stumbtalk: What happened to the middle class?
By listing numerous stereotypes of people whose politics she dislikes, a recent contributor to these pages proved a point I made in my column titled, “They Just Don’t Know.” Refutation of her many incorrect assertions would take years of Stumptalk columns, but her statement about President Reagan and the declining middle class gives me an opportunity to discuss my title’s subject: the destruction of the middle class.
Tidbits: Bracket-busting madness
I am having ill thoughts towards the University of Dayton today. No, it has nothing to do with the school. I actually know very little about the school, other than it is in Dayton, OH. My animosity stems from their shocking upset last week of no. 6 seed Ohio State University in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
GARY'S WORLD: One of the few and the proud
There are many people you meet in your lifetime and many lessons can be learned from those people.
LION AND THE LAMB: Our nation on the hot seat
Political leaders in the U.S., such as President Obama, have frequently mentioned in their talks that our nation is the best one in the world. This past week, however, our nation came under sharp criticism from two sources—one national and the other international.
WE THE PEOPLE: A different perspective
Some of us rarely worry (perhaps wisely) about anything beyond what the Bible says, what the Constitution promises and what the sports pages repeat. At the other end of the scale are scientists and scholars who uncover facts to solve problems. Scientists may understand many things, but their piles of numbers and reams of theories can’t explain everything about our lives.
Tidbits: Skills for the real world
There's a lot of talk about making sure kids are career and college ready by the time they graduate from high school. We test for it. We rank our states on it, and states turn around and they rank each school district and school on it.
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