Look for tight state budget

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What happens when our tax-cutting, fiscally conservative legislature is faced with a recession and a revenue nosedive?
Some experts are predicting that we are headed for a recession because, well, we’re …

Possible impeachment creates dilemma for Lamar

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Tennessee Sen. Howard Baker vaulted to national prominence while serving on the Senate Watergate Committee when he provided the thesis sentence that brought the wide-ranging investigation into focus. “What did …

Why not just buy it, already?

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You might have wondered why Knox County doesn’t just buy the empty TVA tower and then lease the space to the school board, the University of Tennessee and others. It …

The untold racism of Woodrow Wilson

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There may soon be another effort to remove the bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from his perch next to the House and Senate chambers in the state Capitol. …

Halloween pranks from a simpler time

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With Halloween coming up on Thursday, it reminds me of a story about some creative high school students. Some years ago, my wife was a teacher at a small-town high …