The Founding Fathers would embrace energy independence

The United States is closer than ever to fulfilling the vision of our Founding Fathers. By achieving energy independence, we can achieve freedom from ...

August 6th, 2015 |  


Over 50? Supersize your retirement savings

If you’re over age 50 and not sure whether you’re going to be able to retire, it’s time to focus, get advice and build a realistic p...

August 5th, 2015 |  


Fighting to reduce prescription drug costs

Fighting to reduce prescription drug costs

Just like Medicare – which celebrated its 50th Anniversary last week – prescription drugs have helped Americans live longer and healthier ...

August 5th, 2015 |  



This time was supposed to be different

This time was supposed to be different

The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. I know — it also levies taxes, imposes or relaxes regulati...

August 5th, 2015 |  


It’s time to bring education into the 21st century

A record number of high school students are celebrating their hard-earned diplomas this year.The celebrations won’t last. Despite their hard wor...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Who will be America’s next President?

Most Americans cannot tell you how many Republicans are running for President. If they are like me at this point, they don’t care. I suppose if ...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Chow Line: Decisions at the fair: Indulge, or be healthy?

Chow Line: Decisions at the fair: Indulge, or be healthy?

Q: We’re planning to go to the state fair. I haven’t gone in a long time and I keep thinking about all of the horribly unhealthy foods tha...

August 3rd, 2015 |  


Reader upset about number of Confederate flags at Knox County Fair

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my disappointment in the Knox County Fair Board for the apparent lack of sensitivity they demonstrated in allo...

August 2nd, 2015 |  


In scorn of the consequences

“If there was one last crust of bread in this town, it would be mine.” That’s a quote from a rather pretentious member of the clergy...

August 2nd, 2015 updated: August 2nd, 2015. |  


But why, PaPaw?

But why, PaPaw?

Years ago, when I was in Brazil for the second or third time I picked up a beautiful little framed wall hanging of the most exquisite blue butterflies...

August 2nd, 2015 |