There are so many disturbing elements to the recent Rolling Stone story about a fraternity gang rape at the University of Virginia and the subsequent admission by the publication’s managing editor that huge pieces of the article — including details of the alleged assault itself — were inaccurate or could not be verified. It’s hard to know where to begin.
We’re all guilty of implicit bias.
Life is full of unpleasant events and lousy surprises, and many of them are beyond remedy.
Nelson Mandela’s selfless brand of leadership surprised the world and won him universal accolades during his lifetime. After being confined to Robben Island for most of his 27 years in prison, Mandela became South Africa’s first black president, and his goal was always reconciliation rather than revenge.
Growing violence and destruction have marked Libya’s collapse as a nation since the United States intervened alongside the resistance to the rule of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.
It took six years, more than 1,000 signatures on a petition, multiple meetings with state and federal environmental regulators, untold phone calls and emails and considerable time and money, but in the end it appears the Coosa River Basin Initiative and citizen advocates have finally secured some measure of protection for wetlands threatened by the proposed City Center shopping center along Riverside Parkway.
There was a day in my youth when my favorite uncle, Amos Pledger, was a Rome City cop. He was a great man and I called him “Unc.” He and one or two of his police officer friends were often present at his home when I would visit during the summer break from school.
By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
As Republicans in Congress gear up in January for their most aggressive attack yet on President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms, here’s something they probably won’t mention: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced this month that U.S. health-care spending grew just 3.6 percent in 2013.
The sad thing about President Barack Obama’s visit Tuesday to Nashville was the complete politicization of the occasion.
The World Health Organization admits that it has not been able to stem its rapid spread and the continent of Africa is a major victim of the epidemic.
The Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of North America Report is out, and once again, West Virginia ranks among the “least free” states, at 45th.
I have heard so many people comment on how they didn’t want to buy gifts this year, because no one needed anything. Giving a gift is an act of LOVE. Everyone needs love! We all have made such a big deal over the gift item. It is not important. The act of love is. Whether it be a $1 box of candy or an expensive piece of jewelry, it should be given in love. The wise men gave Jesus their gifts with love and honor. Jesus gave the greatest gift of love for all.
In the Dec. 4 Rome News-Tribune issue, you printed under “Today’s Young Artist” a drawing by Ross Edwards who attends Model Elementary School. This is one of the best pieces of art I can remember seeing printed in your paper. Ross has reminded us of how we should live our lives. Through love and peace, which will bring joy. Thank you, Ross, for reminding us of this. Take a look America. Think, from the mouth of a child.
In Mount Berry Mall, there is silence. You can no longer hear the joyful music of the carousel as you walk in. You can no longer hear the laughter of the children at the playground, nor the roar of the fountain or the plink of the coins being tossed in. Instead there is a big black cube with televisions glaring back at you.
Regarding the “Memories of the Pearl Harbor attack” article from Jackson, Wyoming, in the Rome News-Tribune Sunday, Dec. 7, edition — You should not need to go so far afield for such.
By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group
Give the gift of good health during this holiday season. Get your flu shot now, during National Influenza Vaccination Week.
NEW YORK — Throughout this energized and electrifying city, there are countless neighborhood restaurants where you will find good food with a flair for the Old Country — which allows for adventure in the menu alone. Sometimes there is even more when you come to know the proprietor.
By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group
On a train from Xi’an to Beijing, traveling 180 miles an hour as it cuts through air so polluted you can’t see the tops of city skyscrapers, a female attendant mops the speeding car’s floors between stops to keep the compartment tidy. Clean floors, dirty air. This is China in the 21st century.