It’s time to rethink self-government

Frank CagleFrank Talk

There was one thing the Founding Fathers hated and feared the most and it was what we now call “populism.” They structured the federal government in such a way that …

Tennessee, we’ve got a lot to answer for

Betty BeanKnox Scene

If we had any sense, we’d be embarrassed.
That’s rhetorical, of course. The assortment of bigots, self-dealers and Bible-bangers we send to Nashville to represent us in the House of Representatives …

Speakers can block statue removal

Frank CagleFrank Talk

Sometimes (often?) the Tennessee legislature passes little-noticed housekeeping bills that slide by during session while the body is busy debating who can use what bathroom, the Bible as the state …

Want to preserve history? Bring back Brownlow

Betty BeanUncategorized

Granted, Tennessee’s 17th governor was no Elvis. No objective evaluator would have called Parson Brownlow the least bit handsome, and, adding insult to genetic misfortune, legend has it that his portrait, …