Politics

Senator Roberts Statement is Nothing New for the Anti-Education Party

Much ado has been made recently about State Senator Kerry Roberts September 2 call to “get rid of our institutions of higher education” where he went on to call them “liberal breeding grounds”. A public outcry has arisen not just here in Tennessee but has also spread to some national news outlets.   The question we should

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Trump’s PC Snowflakes

Recently I can’t help but reflect back on a point that struck me early on when Trumpism first started to take hold in 2016.  It’s something that has roots even further back than Trump himself and it has to do with the conservative fascination with political correctness.  My observations have shown that they are not

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The Facts on Single Payer Healthcare

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Healthcare is expensive. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation 40% of Americans and 62% of cancer patients will go into debt to pay for their medical treatment. It’s the single largest cause of personal bankruptcies in the country. Why has the cost of healthcare risen so much faster than wages in the past 40 years?

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In Defense of Justin Jones

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A local Middle Tennessee publication has continued a foray of political hit pieces on a local Nashville area activist named Justin Jones. This article is in defense of Justin. He is African American, a graduate of a private historically black university in Nashville, Tennessee, and current graduate student at Vanderbilt University. Fisk University was the

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Acosta Assault Accusation Really an Assault on American’s Intelligence

In a Wednesday White House press conference with reporters, President Trump engaged with CNN’s Jim Acosta by calling on him, presumably to make an example of him and vent some of his anger on Republicans massive losses during the mid-term elections.  During this heated exchange the Trump instructed Acosta to sit down, and a White

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State Senator Incites Anger and Division with Mailer

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The Tennessee Republican Party sent out a mailer in the 25th State Senate District this week on behalf of  Republican State Senator Kerry Roberts with a threatening tone.  On the Front of the ad it reads ” RADICAL LIBERAL WADE MUNDAY AND HIS MOB FRIENDS WANT TO STOP CONSERVATIVES LIKE DONALD TRUMP AND KERRY ROBERTS &

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Do Trade Deficits add to our Government Debt?

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If you were to ask the average Trump supporter this question, you may be surprised if they answer yes.  It would explain the popularity of Trumps trade war with his base, but it is founded on a false premise, and it goes to show how little the public knows about it. Our Government debt currently

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The Second Amendment: How we got here

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For the first 170 years since it was ratified, fewer words and legal opinions were written about the Second Amendment than nearly any in the Bill of Rights (with the exception of the 3rd). That isn’t to say people didn’t have guns. Of course they did. Guns were bought and sold. States regulated them, but

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The Children’s Crusade

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Next week thousands of students will ‘walk out’ for 17 minutes,  for each of the 17 victims in the latest headline grabbing attack that took place recently in Florida. Are children allowed to do this? Is it too disruptive? What are the odds of this actually happening to any individual student? As many ask these

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