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Commentary: Vocabulary words work as political drugs

Sometimes it takes a sharp mind and large vocabulary to distinguish between actual obscure and erudite words (useful for Scrabble and standardized tests) and...
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE - JULY 15: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee gives the command to start engines prior to the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Commentary: A guy named Bill

When I was growing up in Franklin, there was this guy, a few years older than me, who I sure looked up to. His name...
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Column: Inbox Assault

With campaigns so thoroughly filtered through polls, press, pundits, and other words starting with p that will come to me eventually, sometimes it’s worth...
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Commentary: TN Courts to Address Racial Bias? Start with Abu

On June 25, the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission announced a new initiative to address racial bias in the state’s legal system....
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 19, 2016: Congressman/Civil Rights Icon John Lewis views for the first time images and his arrest record for leading a nonviolent sit-in at Nashville's segregated lunch counters, March 5, 1963. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Column: They shall not pass this way again

Words are hardly sufficient to describe the pain and loss of Friday. First came the news that the Rev. C.T. Vivian had died at the...

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