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  • A Healthy Debate Published 8/25/2009 at 6:36 p.m. 1 comment

    Last month, a little more than 100 miles northeast of Knoxville, President Obama stood before aisles of canned goods, deli meats, and strategically-placed advertisements, and in a loose accent converted a Kroger on the Virginia side of Bristol into a ...

  • Zach Wamp and the C Street Band Published 7/29/2009 at 3:43 p.m. 7 comments

    The air in Washington in the last few months has been steamy with the warm stench of sex scandal and the sweet aroma of irony. In the midst of a 50-yard-dash for ambitious Democratic policy goals that will irrevocably alter ...

  • The (Blue) Dog Days of Summer Published 7/1/2009 at 4:28 p.m. 0 comments

    Summer has come late to the Chesapeake Bay this year. After being held off by a steady stream of both passing and persistent thunderstorms, higher temperatures are finally asserting a claim on a season rightfully their own, and in doing ...

  • TVA Chairman Mike Duncan Threatens to Politicize Agency Published 6/3/2009 at 11:18 a.m. 0 comments

    Last month the former head of the Republican National Committee quietly took the reins as chairman of TVA. That’s either the setup to a joke, the punch line to one, or yet another sign the End is nigh. In any ...

  • Tempest in a Teabag Published 4/29/2009 at 11:08 a.m. 4 comments

    In Washington, news has a paltry shelf life. Guests and fish are good for at least three days, but fresh ideas and new information begin to putrefy as soon as they hit the cynical air of a city that bathes ...

  • Republicans: Choose Life Published 3/25/2009 at 3:28 p.m. 3 comments

    Since the morning of November 5, a great deal of ink, pixels, and breath have been expended over one question: “Whither the Republican Party?”

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