January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Education forces oppose consolidating budgets

The most pressing problem facing the governor and legislature as they enter this new quadrennium is the financial shortfall in the General Fund Budget. More...

No preachers or atheists

 Though it is unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable, there is a law on the books in Tennessee which prohibits duelists, preachers and atheists from being elected to public office. More...

Education Matters

House Speaker Hubbard misses mark on schools

Some of us can recall when Art Linkletter did a segment on his radio show called “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” He would ask questions of children and in their wonderful innocence they would give answers that often made us laugh. More...

Gone South

A Kinky Christmas gift

No, this is not about the Mrs. Santa Clause outfit advertised in “Costumes for all occasions.” This is about what my 22- year old son gave me for Christmas. A little background. . More...

Dollars & Cents

Another Fannie/Freddie disaster coming?

Spanish philosopher George Santayana wrote, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Some commentators argue that the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Mortgage Association (Fre More...

Quotes

“Most folks are as happpy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” Oscar Wilde “Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.” Indira Gandhi More...