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Trump draws support and protest in Knoxville

Trump draws support and protest in Knoxville

Politics, State News November 17, 2015 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

By Lee Cox Thousands of people came to the Knoxville Convention Center to see Donald Trump Monday night. There was a large group of pro-immigration protesters. Vociferous, yet peaceful, the protesters were opposed to both “The Don” and Republicans. In his opening statement, Trump made it clear that the recentRead More

From the Hart: The media: right lies matter

From the Hart: The media: right lies matter

From the Hart, Politics November 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart As they seek to discredit Republican front-runner Ben Carson, the media’s new mantra is “Black Lies Matter.” But when it comes to Hillary Clinton’s years of documented fabrications, they go with the “White Lies Don’t Matter” approach. The media have looked into Ben Carson’s past more inRead More

From the Hart: Orange is the new back-out

From the Hart: Orange is the new back-out

From the Hart, Humor, Politics October 6, 2015 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart Speaker of the House Boehner’s sudden resignation resulted in a chain reaction of Republicans looking to fill the leadership void he has occupied for five years. The “barbarians at the gate,” conservatives demanding Boehner’s resignation, might be quelled in the short run. But herding the cats ofRead More

Power and politics: Socialism on the rise

Power and politics: Socialism on the rise

Politics, Power & Politics September 29, 2015 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion In recent years, socialism has gained significant support as a political and economic ideology in the Western world. After decades of negativity associated with the concept, there are new signs that it is becoming more mainstream, as faith in capitalism continues to plummet. Perhaps the most vocalRead More

From the Hart: The left finally found their Pope

From the Hart: The left finally found their Pope

From the Hart, Humor, Politics September 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart The Pope made his first U.S. He chatted with President Obama and addressed the Senate and House. It was a good crowd for the Pope; he loves audiences who have never really heard his material. In the Pope’s orthodoxy, sloth, anger, gluttony, greed, envy, pride and lustRead More

From the Hart: Hillary’s Hindenburg-like campaign

From the Hart: Hillary’s Hindenburg-like campaign

From the Hart, Humor, Politics September 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart Hillary’s poll numbers are in free fall, so much so that she had to leave her vacation with friends in the Hamptons to return to her self-described “fight for the poor.” It was quite the sacrifice; it’s the best time to be at the beach. Cruising toRead More

Power & politics: Trump beginning to change tone

Power & politics: Trump beginning to change tone

Politics, Power & Politics September 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion After skyrocketing in the polls, a new Donald Trump has begun to emerge after months of bombastic comments that led the candidate to utterly dominate the media cycle. Trump is employing a two-part strategy. The first is getting attention that would establish a base of support. Trump’sRead More

U.S. takes in Syrian refugees

U.S. takes in Syrian refugees

International News, Politics, Power & Politics September 15, 2015 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion The U.S. has agreed to take in 10,000 refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an increase from 2,000. A majority of presidential candidates from both parties appear supportive of the measure. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stated the U.S. should take in more refugees and called the Syrian crisisRead More

Ben Carson surges in Republican primary

Ben Carson surges in Republican primary

Politics, Power & Politics September 10, 2015 at 3:07 am 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Since the start of the Republican presidential primary, the contest has remained fluid with many figures rising to prominence in the polls. Donald Trump maintains a lead in polling that has been sustained since early July, both nationally and in early states, including Iowa, New Hampshire andRead More

From the Hart: Trump: 99 problems and rich ain’t one

From the Hart: Trump: 99 problems and rich ain’t one

From the Hart, Humor, Politics September 1, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart It has been a remarkable month. Donald Trump (“Citizen Vain”) has taken the country by storm. Disgusted with both Democrats and Republicans, voters have found their bombastic, iconoclast mouthpiece. Other Republican presidential hopefuls have gone from condemning him to paraphrasing him. He is controlling the tone, tenorRead More