So why, you ask, did I spend part of Tuesday morning inside Chattanooga Blood Assurance circling cotton swabs around the inside of my mouth like greyhounds around a track?
No, I'm not going to use this column to throw darts at President Obama's, "If you like your health plan, you can keep it," lie. That dead horse has been flogged enough for now. Instead, I am going to characterize the type of fib he made to the American public and how it is a whole new breed of presidential dishonesty.
It’s right there on the list. Just before food and clothing. Right after the section on people being able to vote and participate in government.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a parent is “a person who is a mother or father; a person who has a child.”
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column bemoaning the lethargic performance turned in by Chattanooga's electorate during last year's city elections.
It’s the time of year when jingle bells are ringing and trees are draped in tinsel.
Nelson Mandela once said education was the best way to change the world.
This fall, thousands of Tennessee students entered higher education for the first time.
On Nov. 25, 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland scaled the imposing heights of Missionary Ridge, breaking the center of the Confederate line and forcing the Southern army to retreat.
There are 135 iPads at our county's STEM school. Every student has one.
We now have a government in Washington that feels it is in charge of everything, yet responsible for nothing.
Caroline Johnson got to work at 8 o'clock on Tuesday morning. The first thing she did was answer her telephone.
One October night, a man named Dale Bryant Farris looked out across his Estill Springs, Tenn., neighborhood and saw some teenagers rolling his neighbor's yard.
In the debate over access to Chattanooga city employee insurance benefits, I propose a common-sense solution.
For 99 years, the Chattanooga Times Free Press has raised money during the holidays to help the neediest in our community.
On the first day of 2013, Justin Smith put 365 white pieces of paper inside a Mason jar, thinking it could change the world.