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February 21, 2018 |

2018 Governor’s Race: Show Me the Money

The race to replace Knoxville’s own Governor Bill Haslam started last year and even before that with one or two of the candidates.  The ads have now begun in earnest and the only folks really happy about that are in the media, particularly in television, because of the mass amounts of money that will be expended on advertising by at least 6 candidates.   Before August of this year, most of us are going to be sick of hearing about which Republican and Democrat can make Tennessee even greater in the future.  I don’t think we will see any of them touting the slogan of “making Tennessee great again.”  By any measure our state...

May 24, 2017 |

“Democracy Is Not Your Plaything”

This is the title of an article in the Wall Street Journal recently written by Peggy Noonan who I consider to be one of the best and brightest.  She starts with, “Everyone, get serious.”  No kidding Peggy.  The 100 plus days that Donald J. Trump has been President of the United States have been nothing more than turmoil.  Whose fault is that?  It’s certainly both sides of the aisle at this point.  Noonan says “the sheer gravity of the drama will demand the best from all of us. Are we up to it?”  She also writes that “every new blunder, every suggestion of an illegality, gives them pleasure.”  The “they” in this case is...

September 17, 2015 |

Trump Serves Useful Purpose

After watching the second GOP debate last evening I had an epiphany. I am delighted that Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican. Why you may ask? He’s brash, insulting to women, not quite ready for prime time on the issues and so many more phrases that I won’t even bother to list. But oh my gosh has he energized my party or what! Millions of Americans are watching eleven people stand on a stage for three hours talking about each other, how they look, where their families came from, and on occasion about issues that matter to most Americans. Why? Because they are waiting for The Donald to insult, demean or...

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