Fires in Minneapolis during protests, May 28. (Photo: Minnesota Reformer)

Commentary: The more things change, the more they stay the same

1968 was a hell of a year.  My memories of the year are few, but powerful, as they are some of the earliest ones I...
Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement stage a "die in" outside the National Civil Rights Museum following the annual Martin Luther King Day march on January 16, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. Hundreds marched from the north end of downtown Memphis in honor of the civil rights leader to the site where King was assassinated in 1968, which now houses the National Civil Rights Museum. (Photo by Mike Brown/Getty Images)

Commentary: Party loyalty shouldn’t keep you from speaking up for black lives

“Please, I can’t breathe.  My stomach hurts.  My neck hurts.  Everything hurts.  They’re going to kill me.” George Floyd is dead because four police officers...
Mayors from U.S., Mexico and Canada during the North American Climate Summit in Chicago in 2017. The group included leaders of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Commentary: Future Shlock

To judge by recent polls, Tennesseans are generally satisfied with how their leaders have handled the coronavirus pandemic, though marks are a lot higher...
Marsha Blackburn waves her finger.

Commentary: Marsha’s madcap newsletter needs corrections

Roughly every two weeks Tennessee U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn puts out her online and email newsletter, the Blackburn Report.  It has the usual array...
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Tennessee wants nice things, too

Tennessee needs nice things, too Recently, I sat in on a virtual panel discussion hosted by ThinkTennessee, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that conducts research...

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