Andy Berke isn't the kind of mayor who glad-hands.
Plant a tree if you like, but if you really want to make a difference on Earth Day (and since climate change is a real, urgent and global challenge, you should), then make some power changes in your life.
Like players in a tortured love triangle, the EPB, the city of Chattanooga and an entrepreneurial company called Global Green Lighting are spinning away energy, dollars and precious time.
Who can argue with promoting entrepreneurship and technological innovation, assisting small businesses, ending homelessness of veterans and giving new parents skills to help them with their children?
In an instant, it was done.
When Bill Clinton was president, his best acquaintances were known as Friends of Bill, but apparently sports mascots weren't on the list.
Imagine, if you will, that President Barack Obama was secretly offering businesses taxpayer dollars if they change their business models and encourage workers to join labor unions. Imagine if Obama denied he was doing it, but documents surfaced that proved he was.
If you've ever thought your vote doesn't matter, or if you have the sneaking suspicion that the political cards are stacked against you, researchers from Princeton University and Northwestern University probably confirmed your reservations last week with their study "Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups and Average Citizens."
It's almost a B-movie script; a renegade nuke is set off by North Korea above Kansas, or a massive solar flare slams into Earth, or a coordinated terrorist attack focuses on the power grid.
Monday night at the four-star Chattanoogan hotel, Mayor Andy Berke gave the annual State of the City address, just as other city mayors have done before him.
We all know that the neck turns the head. Right? Obama is the head, and Harry Reid is the neck. Get it?
Here's a short explanation of the Supreme Court's unlimited campaign donation decision: It legalizes government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, for the wealthy.
One thing we know for sure in the search from that missing 777: There sure is a lot of garbage in the sea.
We all remember the quote by Abraham Lincoln: " government of the people, by the people, for the people."
Bank Congress will soon consider whether or not to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Like many well-intentioned government programs, the bank has morphed into a cronyism stash for well-connected special interests.
Republicans in Nashville are pursing policies that endanger the environment, public health and give to the rich while taking from the p
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