January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Like it or not, here comes Obamacare

During the 2012 elections, Republicans denounced the President’s Affordable Care Act as pure socialism. They proclaimed that they were going to repeal it if President Obama was defeated at the polls. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Pappy and the Israeli carp

Following faithfully in the DNA tracks of my grandfather, Pappy Rains, I recently had cataract surgery on both eyes to sharpen my fading eyesight. Unlike Pappy, I have no Israeli carp to present to the surgeon. More...

Greasepit Grammar No, the councilmen aren’t garbage

Mississippi Katie drove up to the greasepit at Wade’s Dixieco to show Bubba this sentence from the Yaknapatawpha Daily Yak: More...

No way to run a country

Like or not like the fiscal cliff solution, passed by the esteemed U.S. More...

Willie on guns

Santa brought the editor books for Christmas— real books, with real paper pages that you can hold in your hands, smell and read, not the digital moon beam stuff that evaporates if the power drains or the electronic widget quits or if the holder More...

Gone South

Don’t shoot the snowbirds

In the middle of 2012, my family decided we would welcome 2013 at the beach. On New Year’s Day, we would eat peas, pork and greens, and watch bowl games aplenty. More...

Strange But True

 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...

Dollars & Cents

A little-celebrated centennial?

The nation marks an important financial milestone this year. But there will be little celebration associated with this centennial. In February 1913, Congress ratified the 16th Amendment that permanently established the federal income tax. More...