More to worry about than Sex Week

Frank CagleFrank Talk

For some years now, East Tennesseans have held all three statewide offices. And had the largest population of the three Grand Divisions. But not any longer. The balance of power …

Merry Christmas, wherever you are

Frank CagleFeature, Frank Talk

There was a time, I suppose, when members of extended families lived near each other and gathering for Christmas was relatively easy. But now families seem to be more separated …

It’s just not funny

Frank CagleFeature, Frank Talk

Donald Trump has killed comedy. Or, rather, Trump Derangement Syndrome has killed comedy. If you can sit through a Stephen Colbert monologue or stand to watch “Saturday Night Live,” your …

GOP committee wants to shrink big tent

Frank CagleFeature, Frank Talk

The Republican Party state executive committee passed a resolution Saturday calling for a law to prevent Democrats and independents from voting for Republicans. You would think Republicans would be happy …

Will Metro issue make comeback?

Frank CagleFeature, Frank Talk

A possible wild card in the race for Knoxville mayor is a proposal from former Vice Mayor Joe Bailey that it’s time to take another look at Metro government. It …

Blackburn is far right, wins anyway

Frank CagleFeature, Frank Talk

State Republicans are reveling in winning a hard-fought election campaign for the U.S. Senate, but the numbers reveal cause for concern going forward.
In Tennessee, Trump country is, well, the country. …