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Confessions of a First-Year Teacher During a Pandemic

Part of being a teacher, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, also means taking extra time and effort to show...

Riding the News Cycle Rollercoaster

A rollercoaster tour through a week’s work of good and bad news.

Suicide Silence

While suicide numbers continue to climb with or without media coverage, American families across ethnic and...

City/County Consolidation? See Afghanistan.

Memphis is blue. The rest of the county is red. We can come together over barbecue, the Grizzlies, the Tigers, and...

Vax It or Tax It

Some people can only be motivated by tangible, predictable negative consequences.

Bounty Law: Greetings From the Future

Senate Bill 8 in Texas isn’t about protecting life. (And something similar could happen in Tennessee.) No, it’s aimed...

Stumped by Ignorance of Covid

Locally and statewide, we are seeing the results of a low vaccination rate and anti-mask sentiment, due mostly to...

A Hard Rain in Waverly, Tennessee

A little north of Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and Resort, 15 miles from the exit, sits the town of Waverly, Tennessee, home...

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

I cracked a tooth last night. I’m not entirely sure how, not that “how” really matters. However it happened, it means...

“Tempest-Tost”

Welcoming immigrants is a core value of the United States.