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COLUMN: Retirement delivers death blow to 1850s

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 15:20
I attended a tea party event hosted by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann the day before the Republican National Convention in Florida last year. I observed the following: Wearing a tri-corner hat in proximity to the Caribbean makes you look like a pirate.

COLUMN: Men need to look in the mirror

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 15:11
I don't know if Megyn Kelly is her family's breadwinner, but the Fox News host sure knows how to win a fight. Watching her pummel two other Fox News personalities — Lou Dobbs and Erick Erickson — was must-see TV.

This brew's for you: At Tennessee Red White & Brewfest, 80 microbrews have your name on them

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 04:23
In September the group produces the annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run and party and in October there's the Bikers Who Scare Haunted House. Both raise funds for children's charities, the chosen beneficiaries for the Bikers Who Care organization.

EDITORIAL: State must go slow on mineral rights

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:40
A yellow caution light, a red flag warning — take note:

COLUMN: Allow judges discretion on mandatory minimums

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:31
Libertarians believe government should have a compelling reason before it restricts an individual's liberty.

COLUMN: Holder not up to task

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:12
People are looking for the wrong 'scandal' about Attorney General Eric Holder. The problem with Holder is the plain fact that, in the judgment of a wide range of legal colleagues, he has been a mediocre attorney general.

CARTOON: IRS Spending

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 17:40

COLUMN: Mexico's stained image

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:50
Now that Yanira Maldonado has been released from prison in the Mexican state of Sonora after spending more than a week incarcerated on bogus drug charges, the 42-year-old Arizona woman appears ready to forgive and forget.

LETTER: Gay Boy Scouts just the start of transforming group

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 19:25
So now the Boy Scouts of America will allow openly gay boys, but not leaders into their organization. This is what reasonable people call a compromise. But the BSA will soon learn they are not dealing with reasonable people.

COLUMN: Give Manning plea deal in leaked documents case

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 18:42
The treatment of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been excessively harsh, as far as I can tell.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Amateur storm chasers can get in way

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 18:31
Someone once said that 'standing around watching natural disasters is nature's delicate way of weeding out the stupid.'

CARTOON: Amateurs

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 17:33

COLUMN: How to spell success

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 03:27
The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate degrees couldn't spell.

High Court created quagmireon legislative prayers ruling

Tue, 06/04/2013 - 03:26
When the U.S. Supreme Court declared legislative prayers constitutional 30 years ago, the justices sent a convoluted message to legislatures, city councils and other government bodies:

GUEST EDITORIAL: What is Haslam's TennCare plan?

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 18:56
During the recent Tennessee General Assembly, Gov. Bill Haslam spent considerable time studying his options and testing political winds before deciding not to expand TennCare to coincide with the January implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

CARTOON: Military Secrets

Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:50

COLUMN: More regulations from agencies than laws from US Congress

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 19:54
Texting while driving is dangerous, especially if you are driving a train. A commuter train engineer was texting on Sept. 12, 2008, near Los Angeles, when he missed a stop signal and crashed into a freight train. Twenty-five people died.

COLUMN: Summit worthy of the name

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 19:44
U.S. officials describe a common frustration in dealing with China over the past decade. Beijing wants to be recognized as a rising economic power but refuses to be an active partner in maintaining security.

EDITORIAL: FEMA can't ignore flood damage cost

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 19:37
Every time a tax increase comes up in Clarksville or Montgomery County, there's a public outcry.

COLUMN: Growing old is a blessing!

Sat, 06/01/2013 - 19:34
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with an incredibly wise and kind man, Dr. Gilbert T. Brandon. We were discussing the inevitable fact of growing old. We surmised that if you're fortunate to live long enough to be called '