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Checking Your Privilege

Checking Your Privilege

"Check your privilege." You hear and read that phrase more and more these days, usually in reference to a white person being unaware of

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Stop Saying That!

Stop Saying That!

Phrases and words that need to be retired permanently.
Since spring is the time for renewal and new beginnings, the occasion is ripe for the annual list of words and phrases that I

Testing Trump

Testing Trump

Democrats stand back and watch, as Republicans wrangle with the realities of governing.
This week marks President Trump's 100th day in office. On day one, after listening to Trump's inaugural address, former President George W. Bush reportedly

Monuments and Memories: The Confederacy and Jim Crow

Monuments and Memories: The Confederacy and Jim Crow

Sometimes there is an obvious synchronicity at work in human affairs. There certainly seemed to be something like that going on this week in

Be Polite. Be Good.

Be Polite. Be Good.

NRA types like to say "an armed society is a polite society." To which I add, "... with lots of dead and wounded people."

Promenade Stand

Promenade Stand

Another battle over development on the riverfront looms.
Last week, Friends for Our Riverfront indicated its intention to fight the development of a new convention center hotel downtown, citing its location on

Slouching Toward Refuge

Trump’s war against immigrants is taking us back to a bleaker time.
A looming battle is building between United States cities, some states, and the federal government. The issue involves sanctuary status for communities reluctant to

Disunity

Disunity

Even as it gets ready to take on what could be a contentious fight over the forthcoming county budget and tax rate, a potential

You Are For Sale

You Are For Sale

If you're reading this column online, your Internet Service Provider (ISP) has a record of it. In fact, they have a record of every

Losing Grace

Losing Grace

The proposed 20-week abortion bill is bad politics and bad medicine.
Senate Bill 1180 would restrict abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy in Tennessee. As someone who found herself needing a second-trimester abortion, I want

Black Women’s Work

Black Women’s Work

Racism and sexism in the news make it clear change needs to come.
At the end of last month, a bunch of people learned about something that black women already have a ton of expertise in: discrimination.

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