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I like a good mystery.It’s fun to watch a show on TV or read something and try to figure out the solution before it’s actually revealed.You know how it goes. Throughout most of the story, … more
The headline is what the bailiff prays out loud each morning before the Supreme Court convenes for oral argument.  And it’s what I prayed last week when I saw some of the statements … more
Former KGB propagandist operative Yuri Bezmenov, a specialist in the fields of Marxist-Leninist disinformation and ideological subversion, defected to the West decades ago. He warned us about the … more
I have a weakness for grouchy people.I have a couple of friends I would describe as perpetually grouchy, and I’m not quite sure why, but I think they are good for me.To clarify, I’m not fond of … more
My Dad had a saying that always caught the attention of me and my brothers. Whenever we were being rowdy, cutting up or misbehaving, he would say, “I’m going to snatch a knot in your rear … more
I once visited Marion County’s Nickajack Cave and was sad about how little  is told of its history. The woods near the cave have a trail and boardwalk, and the area is maintained as a wildlife … more
I can’t remember a time when there was more early interest in school board elections in Cleveland than this year. When I agreed in 2020 to write this monthly column, Rick Norton, then a Banner … more
On March 27, my wife, Cindy, and I were among the 13 Americans actually watching the Academy Awards. Of course, a few hundred million now have seen Will Smith spring from his front-row seat and … more
Each year I write about the Oscars, the annual Hollywood ritual of smug, self-congratulatory wokeness. It is like the Westminster Dog Show but with more butt-sniffing, Botox and primping involved.I … more
Virginia Thomas, wife of U. S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, is free to hold whatever opinions, thoughts, judgments or impressions of politics and public policy she desires.And, … more
I have a solution for getting rid of turkey buzzards.In case you’re unfamiliar, turkey buzzards are big black birds that look like vultures with red heads and a gnarly beak.If I were a turkey, I … more
One of the privileges of serving on the board of the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway is the accolades that occasionally come my way from those who love our linear park. Whether they use it … more
“What a sweet dog!” I said, in Spanish.“She is a sweet dog,” the man walking her answered, in English. He had an Irish accent and was walking the young dog down the street as my husband, … more
When journalists sit down to write, they can choose between two compelling storylines — Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, or the Third World’s incursion into sovereign America. Journalists … more
The Bradley County May 3 primary is only 38 days away, and 75 candidates are vying for the nominations to advance to the Bradley County general election in August.We already have been publishing … more
At this stage of my life, I need a challenge. It’s time to take on something most people will never conquer. Sure, I could go the easy route and become a rocket scientist. Nah, let’s go with … more
I have rarely ever gambled.Once in a blue moon — when I think the world owes me a favor — I will buy a lottery ticket.If I recall correctly, I’ve been to a casino five times.Each time, I gave … more
Secretary of State Blinken and President Biden are flying to Belgium to meet with NATO leaders and to expand U.S. military support to Ukraine (in addition to $800 million in ground support that we … more
“Good morning, you’ve reached the Congressman’s Washington D.C. office. How can I  help you today?” I notice immediately that I’m hiding the twang in my voice I was born with; … more
My landlord, Jorge, is a patron of the arts.When I imagine a patron of the arts, I imagine some fabulously wealthy person in the past, supporting the creation of art in Italy or New York — someone … more
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