opinion

It’s time to break out of our rooms — and travel (opinion)

But a couple of questions hover: Why do we actually want to go “abroad” in the first place? Will the experience be different if we do?

I’ve been lucky to live abroad for long periods, having spent seven years in college in Scotland in the late ’60s and early ’70s. That whetted my appetite for living a kind of transatlantic life. I’ve spent a good deal of time in Italy, the country of my grandparents, and it’s been the rare year when I haven’t sat in a café in Rome or Naples, walked in the Scottish countryside, or dined with … read more

Letters: Shay’s departure and planning for energy future | Opinion



Loss of Shay is telling

The firing of Jason Shay speaks volumes about the mindset of many people of East Tennessee and the administration at ETSU as well.

The fans reaction to Coach Shay’s kneeling with his players in displaying total disgust with law enforcement’s brutality on black people was an act of love for his players. They kneel because it has been shown over and over again that the police will escalate the situation to get their own adrenaline charge going when they deal with minor situations with black people. They have been seen on film going all the

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Mexican vacation and organic food are on the alleged Capitol rioters’ wish lists (opinion)

Before you plan an insurrection, it’s a good idea to clear your calendar for the weeks after. Maybe make arrangements for someone to water your plants, feed the dog and pay your bills — in case that, you know, there are consequences.



a group of people posing for the camera: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: A pro-Trump mob confronts U.S. Capitol police outside the Senate chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)


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WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A pro-Trump mob confronts U.S. Capitol police outside the Senate chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they

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