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Dear Editor: What do people need today? There is a song that says "People need the Lord, people need the Lord; when will they realize, people need the Lord." Our nation used to be a … more
Since baseball’s earliest years, U.S. presidents have been big fans of the national pastime. Among the most avid baseball fans were William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson and Richard M. Nixon. After … more
Believing a politician cares about you is like believing a stripper at a "Gentleman's Club" out near the airport cares for you. The same people believe a strip joint is a "gentlemen's club." Such is … more
There are two types of people in the world: Those who say, “I’ll tell you what you should do,” and those to whom it is said.I am almost always in Group 2.The expression comes in several … more
As the only river in Tennessee that is not part of the Mississippi River system, the Conasauga River is the answer to an interesting trivia question. It nearly became a lot more than that. The … more
I’ve been under some stress lately.I’ve written a novel, and now I have to wait to find someone who thinks it’s worth publishing. (I happen to think it is, for the record.) So, while I wait, I … more
A few weeks ago I was a guest on the local podcast, “The Discussion with Dee Burris.” Although I wasn’t told what topics would be addressed, my assumption was correct when the Cleveland/Bradley … more
Here are two indisputable facts about President Biden’s open borders agenda: He undid any enforcement provisions that President Trump put into effect, including defunding the border wall, a … more
Just when you thought the Republicans would roll over the hapless Dems in November and restore some sanity to government, the Supreme Court decides to monkey with Roe v. Wade.This ill-timed decision … more
Gas prices are skyrocketing, and until supply exceeds demand, there’s nothing we can do about it. Well, there is one little thing. As you have noticed, rising fuel costs result in higher grocery … more
As Democrats’ prospects in the 2022 mid-term elections dim, the party needs to revive itself with what was once a reliable constituency ⏤ Hispanic voters.A Wall Street Journal poll taken in … more
The scientists say we’re still not out of the woods as far as the pandemic goes.But no one can deny most of our day-to-day activities have gone back to that blissful year, 2019 — which no one … more
I have been trying, for as long as I can remember and with limited success, to learn Spanish.My husband, Peter, says I am good, but that is because he does not speak Spanish, so if I say anything … more
Liberals have predictably seized upon the recent Uvalde, Texas, shooting rampage by a mentally ill, 18-year-old, Hispanic loner to call for more gun control. Also predictably as they do so, gun sales … more
It is too early to come to policy conclusions from the terrible Uvalde, Texas, murders: Many factors appear at play for the high casualty rate.  As David Carroll’s May 28 commentary says, “I … more
According to the polls, most Americans blame our nation’s ills on President Biden. His popularity is somewhere between prison food and monkeypox. In all honesty, he doesn’t actually control … more
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