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Racing's Colosseum Goes Dark Waiting to Welcome Its Family Back Home May. 26, 2020

Salena Zito

BRISTOL, Tennessee — April's race weekend came and went with no one filling the steep stadium ... Read More

On Virginia-Tennessee Border, One Side Is Open for Business While the Other Is Still on Lockdown May. 05, 2020

Salena Zito

BRISTOL, Tenn./Virginia State Line — Joe Deel is behind the chrome-trimmed turquoise counter o... Read More

Which Do You Prefer? Oct. 05, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: For a long time now, my wife has had a habit of making our server choose what side dishe... Read More

Follow James Agee's Footsteps Through Knoxville Mar. 02, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman The 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "A Death in the Family," begins in narrative... Read More

Love Country Music? Visit Bristol, Tennessee Jan. 20, 2019

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman A while back I was in a Nashville recording studio chatting with Carl Jackson, a G... Read More

Spend Halloween Nights at Dollywood Sep. 22, 2018

Travel and Adventure

By Bonnie and Bill Neely One of our favorite autumn traditions is to journey to Pigeon Forge, Tennes... Read More

How Rep. Steve Cohen Keeps His District Poor Nov. 08, 2017

Star Parker

Last week, I testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice... Read More

School Bus Safety Laws Long Overdue Nov. 26, 2016

Diane Dimond

If children are our most precious resource, then why aren't we doing more to protect them as they tr... Read More

A Confederate Solution Feb. 22, 2016

Marc Dion

In Tennessee, where presumably everyone has a job and enough food to eat, the House of White People'... Read More

Music City Extends Beyond Nashville Jul. 18, 2015

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman The country road to Leiper's Fork, Tennessee, a hamlet built along scenic Leiper's... Read More

Try Gatlinburg in Winter Feb. 21, 2015

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman When deep winter settles into the narrow valleys of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the fre... Read More

War on Christianity Still Alive and Well in America Aug. 22, 2014

David Limbaugh

Many reject the notion that a good segment of our popular culture and of our political class is at w... Read More

A Local Fight for the Future of the Internet Jul. 18, 2014

David Sirota

The business lobby often demands that government get out of the way of private corporations, so that... Read More

The Little Giant Jun. 28, 2014

Mark Shields

Back in the dark days — before the invention of cable news, texting and Twitter — there ... Read More

How Corruption Shapes State Policy Jun. 27, 2014

David Sirota

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Tennessee — a state that has been called the most corrupt in... Read More

A Road Trip to the Quirky Tennessee Delta Jun. 14, 2014

Travel and Adventure

By Steve Bergsman When I traveled in the west Tennessee delta country — from Memphis to Union ... Read More

The Labor Market's Double Standards Apr. 04, 2014

David Sirota

Technology, sports and politics are distinct worlds. They have their own junkies, their own vernacul... Read More

You Can Stop Paying for Al Gore's Mistake Nov. 29, 2010

Debra J. Saunders

In Greece earlier this month, Al Gore made a startling admission: "First-generation ethanol, I ... Read More