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Readers ask me if I think President Joe Biden can do anything more stupid than he just did. I really wish they would stop asking me, as it seems Biden is taking that as a challenge.There could not be … more
My husband, Peter, and I went to our first concert in the park last week.We brought our folding chairs and ate food from the food trucks. The weather was perfect, and the music was good. But … more
We citizens, as elected officials, try to travel the high road. After all there is not much traffic there! As members of school boards we sign up for a job that is challenging, rewarding and many … more
While Americans prepare to gather for Independence Day on July 4, there is a silent crisis that threatens the quality of life for every American.Since the start of COVID-19, increasing attention has … more
If you clear away the weeds, you can find the tombstone in the corner of the remote cemetery. Barney Graham, it claims, is “gone but not forgotten.” Eighty-nine years after his murder, I fear … more
On Father’s Day, 1964, Philadelphia Phillies’ right-hander Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets in Shea Stadium.Bunning’s two-hour, 10-minute masterpiece ⏤ 90 pitches, … more
Oh, how our nation has changed in recent years. We have lost more than a million people to a disease that some said would go away in a matter of weeks. We started wearing masks and stopped eating … more
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
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