Rep. Louie Gohmert says Obama is Barney Fife when it comes to foreign policy
Actor Don Knotts accepts his Favorite Second Banana award as Barney Fife on 'The Andy Griffith Show' during the TV Land Awards 2003 at the Hollywood Palladium on March 2, 2003 in Hollywood, California.
Country Civility Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times
Even in the silence of the timeless Great Smoky Mountains, it's nearly impossible to get away from the world's aches and pains - not to mention horrors.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Gohmert On Obama's 'Strategy' Comment: 'This...
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. WASHINGTON - Republicans pounced on President Barack Obama following his press conference Thursday where he stated that the administration does not yet have a strategy to combat the threat that the Islamic State of ... (more)
The Daily Record
Celebrity odds and ends
The Discovery Channel has canceled reality TV star Will Hayden's popular "Sons of Guns" show after his arrest on an aggravated rape charge.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Albany Times Union
Rock singer Liam Payne is 21. Actress Betty Lynn is 88. Movie director William Friedkin is 79. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is 78. Actor Elliott Gould is 76. Movie director Joel Schumacher is 75. TV personality Robin Leach is 73. Actor Ray Wise is 67. Actress Deborah Van Valkenburgh is 62. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is 59. Dancer-choreographer Mark ... (more)
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Raleigh museum pays honor to bluegrass
Each instrument was owned and played by a well-known bluegrass musician with ties to .
Sat Aug 16, 2014
The Times Bulletin
What will amaze us in 40 years? - Column
Children today see reruns of "The Andy Griffith Show" and, no doubt, think life in Mayberry was no more real than what the Clampett family experienced in Beverly Hills.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Washington Post
What does it mean to be a cop?
Last night, I tuned in to the livestream of the events in Ferguson, Mo., where police mounted a disproportionate and militant response to protesters who were asking for answers about the death of 18-year-old Mike Brown, who was killed by an officer .
Sat Aug 09, 2014
What's the greatest sitcom? Ohio author ranks them in new book
It's one thing to argue whether "Seinfeld" is the greatest sitcom ever, as writer Martin Gitlin claims in his new book.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
The Daily Republic
School bullying leaves emotional scars
A memorable episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" was "Opie and the Bully." A kid was threatening Sheriff Taylor's son with a beating if he didn't give him his lunch money and finally Opie tells his pa.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Carolina Bluegrass Exhibit, Performances, Programs & Jam Session at N.C. Museum of History
The N.C. Museum of History is jumping on the bluegrass bandwagon with an exhibit, performances and programs to celebrate Raleigh's second year of hosting the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual conference and Wide Open Bluegrass festival.
The News Tribune
Q&A Emmys 2014: 'Fargo's' Allison Tolman marks a major understatement of the year
Not that long ago, Allison Tolman was working temp jobs in Chicago, scraping together dough and auditioning for anything and everything.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Common Ground: Colorful B&W breaks from gloom
After spending much of the summer overdosing on zombie raids, alien invasions and apocalyptic clashes, it's no wonder I have switched to Turner Movie Classics and "The Andy Griffith Show."
Knoxville News Sentinel
Five steps for starting a kid book club Book club for tweens gets them excited about reading.
My 9-year-old has about a million and one things that she'd rather be doing than read a book, so we have a rule in our house: one or two chapters read before TV time.