Say it ain’t so, Marco

Sandra ClarkLet's Talk

In a tweet Tuesday (11/24), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) wrote that Joe Biden’s just-announced cabinet nominees “went to Ivy League schools, have strong resumes, attend all the right conferences & …

OK, you and him go on back to work

Sandra ClarkLet's Talk

There was amazing irony Tuesday when Sen. Lamar Alexander convened a Senate hearing on COVID-19 from his home in Maryville where he’s quarantined after exposure to the virus. Three of …

Lamar takes on the Green New Deal

Sandra ClarkOur Town Leaders

There are two types of Republicans in Washington. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks for Republicans who are fundamentally obstructionists, even when their own party controls the White House. Tennessee’s senior …

Lamar weighs in on the wall

Sandra ClarkGossip and Lies

Tennessee’s senior senator, Lamar Alexander, says President Trump did the right thing Friday by announcing a deal to reopen the federal government.
I’ve agreed and disagreed with Alexander over the years, …

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. …

Meacham looks for ‘better angels’

Sandra ClarkFeature

Jon Meacham brought a message of hope as he sold some books in a conversation with Sen. Lamar Alexander at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday. And while Alexander’s questions were …