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The Russians Are Coming

The Russians Are Coming

There was a package addressed to me on our front porch the other day. This is not an uncommon occurance at our house in

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The Endless War in Afghanistan

The Endless War in Afghanistan

Shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, I differed with a friend who said I was wrong to support an invasion of Afghanistan

Be Like Ivanka

Be Like Ivanka

The First Daughter offers advice for working gals everywhere.
Y'all, Ivanka Trump has inspired me. I've been perusing her book, Women Who Work. I can't say enough about this book. Ivanka? She's just

Tennessee’s Healthcare System: Forced Into a Corner

Tennessee’s Healthcare System: Forced Into a Corner

Imagine the predicament on Tuesday of Wendy Long, director of Health Care Finance and Administration for the state of Tennessee, as well as, crucially,

Tennessee GOP Hopefuls Aim at Governor’s Office

Tennessee GOP Hopefuls Aim at Governor’s Office

The process of giving elective birth to Tennessee's 50th governor got underway this week, with the first filings of campaign financial disclosures. At this

Made in America

Made in America

A reporter called my house the other night. He told me there had been a report that I had removed a tag from a

Jared Kushner and the Big Con

Jared Kushner and the Big Con

Kushner. Any fan of the classic sitcom Seinfeld should know how to pronounce the name "Kushner" — the same way Jerry used to say, "Hello,

Remembering Leonard Gill

Remembering Leonard Gill

There is a sense in which the larger community of letters is a polity of sorts, or at the very least a spiritual institution

Farewell, Grit ’n Grind

Farewell, Grit ’n Grind

It may be the end of an era, but Zach and Tony gave us everything.
My early NBA memories from FedExForum are hazy. I remember a late-season game in 2005 against the Spurs, who were supposed to be "resting."

Look Before You Link

Look Before You Link

Saturday morning dawned clear and bright, but I knew the heat was coming. So I set off around 8 a.m. for a bike ride.

Poverty: A State of Mind?

Poverty: A State of Mind?

Representative Maxine Waters stirred up a big crowd in New Orleans recently by using extreme language to critique Ben Carson, the secretary of Housing

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When Boy Scouts are Political Props

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