Is he lyin’ about LION?

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

I recently spent a few days in the state capital to attend the annual LION conference. Although the name suggests a gathering of zookeepers or big cat conservationists, it’s an …

Why Eddie Mannis will win on Nov. 5

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

The city’s general election is Nov. 5, and when the votes are counted Eddie Mannis will become Knoxville’s mayor-elect.
Against a different opponent for a different job, Indya Kincannon’s undisguised wonkiness …

The County of You

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

I’m going to give you $100,000. (You’re welcome.)
All you need to do is provide yourself the same services the Knox County government currently does under its budget, proportionately speaking, of …

But, will it play in Peoria?

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

This past Tuesday night, the mutually assured destruction rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates halted briefly with an unexpected pronouncement from Andrew Yang. Yang’s very presence on the debate stage was …

Law and disorder

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Clinging to a view that places you in a decided minority among your peers doesn’t make you wrong, but it should inspire you to reconsider.
That’s the position in which Knox …