Just don’t trickle down my leg

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(An essay in which we consider Trickle-Down Housing Theory)
Everybody knows we are in a housing crisis. We see heartbreaking stories about families sleeping in their car because they cannot afford …

Mannis says adios

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When Knoxville entrepreneur/philanthropist Eddie Mannis got elected to serve in the legislature two years ago, he drew national attention. He and fellow newbie Torrey Harris, a Democrat from Memphis, were …

Let’s get tough with The Dog

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Once upon a time, my best friend Joyce Brookshire, who lived in Atlanta and didn’t have a car, used to call every so often and announce, “I’m comin’ in on …

Two Dons and a Marsha

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Marsha Blackburn wants to be vice president. This is not news to anyone who’s halfway paying attention to politics – nobody takes winter junkets to New Hampshire and Iowa or …

Joe and me: The rest of the story

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I’ve had requests for the rest of the story that I told in last week’s column, which was mainly about what I learned from a stay in Germany back in …