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The Usual Shenanigans

The Usual Shenanigans

Hey, it's March! Which means it's time for my annual rant about the Tennessee General Assembly. A little background: For the past few sessions,

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Dethroning the King of Pop

Dethroning the King of Pop

So what am I supposed to do with my Michael Jackson albums now? In 20 years they'll be collectors' items, but presently, I'm unable

No on Tennessee’s Proposed “Heartbeat Bill”

No on Tennessee’s Proposed “Heartbeat Bill”

An extreme anti-abortion bill was introduced in the Tennessee legislature this session and passed a State House floor vote last week, with 65 legislators

Should We Ban Smoking on Beale Street?

Should We Ban Smoking on Beale Street?

Remember when Tennessee banned smoking inside public places? I do. It was 2007. I was working in a restaurant and, relatedly, a smoker. The

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Have you heard about that crazy Green New Deal? Yeah, the socialists are gonna ban hamburgers and air travel, and we'll all be forced

Dangerous Diplomacy

Dangerous Diplomacy

President Trump takes Kim Jong-un “at his word” and puts Americans in jeopardy around the world.
If he were alive today, Mark Twain might say the following: "There's lies, damned lies — and Donald Trump." The president of the United States

Trump Lite: Governor Bill Lee’s State of the State Address

Trump Lite: Governor Bill Lee’s State of the State Address

So what to make of our newly elected governor's State of the State message, delivered Monday night? The case could be made that

Acknowledging Anti-Blackness

Acknowledging Anti-Blackness

Anti-blackness in Latinx communities is rooted in white supremacy. Recognizing that marginalized people participate in anti-blackness is sometimes a hard concept for folks to

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Winter is coming, my friends. Dark clouds are building in the western sky. Alliances are being formed. Treachery and connivance are afoot. The battle

The Color of Politics

The Color of Politics

The new multi-racial and female members of Congress are getting under the Republicans’ skin.
It was one of those unforgettable moments in Congress. Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, a new member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was

Chaos Country

Chaos Country

I grew up a child of privilege. Not because my parents were rich — far from it — but because I faced so many

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Reader Comments

Dethroning the King of Pop

crackoamerican: Not to worry fandom. If he didn't have money and fame he'd have been dragging children into dirty white vans »

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Dethroning the King of Pop

Debbie Jamison: Brilliant article Randy. I didn't believe this about Michael either....until I saw the documentary. Maybe people should enjoy the music, »

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Dethroning the King of Pop

Quata Hathcote: Can we no longer judge the art , alone ? Has our "cult of personality" made this impossible ? May »

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The Usual Shenanigans

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