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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