‘Liberal Tommy’ comes clean

Larry Van GuilderEar to the Ground, South Knox

Six months ago, the Knox County GOP sent an urgent message to voters in the city’s District 1: Beware of “Liberal Tommy” Smith, the district’s city council representative.
According to the …

The dark chocolate menace

Larry Van GuilderEar to the Ground

On Jan. 21, 2010, P.C. (pre-Covid), the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in “Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission.” Overturning lower court decisions, the Supremes said corporations could …

Magical thinking

Larry Van GuilderEar to the Ground

The writer Joan Didion passed away last month at age 87. At the time I was reading “The Year of Magical Thinking,” her Pulitzer Prize winning account of the year …