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As you read this column, all the votes have been cast and accounted for, well unless Philadelphia Democrats can find a trunk or two of ballots magically forgotten and found in the upcoming days. And if history is any indicator, counting is ongoing while the lawyers gear up for the post-elect…

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Campaign 2020, bizarro world edition, is drawing to a close... at least the voter participation part of the every four-year ritual. And while I know just a bit further down our path lies the inevitable recount insanity no matter who is ultimately declared winner, I can’t help but be glad to …

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett took her turn in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week and faced rounds of questions from both Democrat and Republican members. Opening statements from Democrats centered around the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as ObamaCare) and those dependent on t…

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I, along with many other Americans, tuned in Saturday to watch President Trump name his third nominee to the Supreme Court following the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Lately I seem to be counting down the days until fall and cooler weather prevails in the mid-South. After weeks of 98 percent humidity and temperatures to match, waking up Tuesday to a breeze and and a break from the heat was more than welcome.

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Just one year ago I was back in California, helping take care of my grandma who was in hospice care. I was able to pop over to the Fall Festival for a bit, enjoying the wine-and-cheese and visiting with so many friends I hadn’t seen since we moved to Tennessee. It was fun being on the other …

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The “liberal order” of our society has failed spectacularly. After over 70 year of trying to mess with social order and guarantee outcomes by ignoring reality, the jig is up.

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While those residing in the East Coast political power corridor and liberal enclaves continue the fantasies of Resistance along all political fronts, Americans are facing increasing issues regarding the pandemic and our dependence on China. Cycles of panic buying and shortages, increasing pr…

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Anyone else find it completely laughable that practically the entire political media universe is actually trying to say that the presidential debates are unnecessary for the 2020 campaign, and that Vice President Biden has no need to participate?

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If our country was more serious about actually solving this pandemic, it should be looking no further than the anecdotal and on-the-ground evidence from doctors around the country regarding the use of hydroxychloroquine.

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There is nothing quite like the quiet of an empty house...well, if you don’t count the two dogs which are currently napping, but I find that the quiet moments lead to too much time to think about way too many things.

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As I sat and considered what to write about this week, I was going through the state of it all in our country and fully prepared myself to write about the latest insanity befalling our nation.

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Whether my focus was on social media and back home or with a more local eye in mind, my news options for a peaceful week were quickly erased by Monday morning... before I had even finished my first cup of coffee.

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The burning of cities and statues across America serves more of a purpose than just removing an ever-growing list of problematic public art. Those acts are meant to psychologically demoralize anybody not adhering to the new progressive fantasy world the left envisions for America.

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The current insanity sweeping our nation’s cities started with very valid, justified protests of police brutality and unequal treatment under the law but for far too many (not all, certainly) has quickly morphed into demands for the removal of problematic statues and calls to abolish police …

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The old adage about April showers bringing May flowers is usually true in the South, and my corner of Tennessee has definitely gotten its share of both. I’m wondering what May showers bring... other than the stifling humidity for which Southern summers are known. I’m guessing some headaches …

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Samuel is probably the most excited member of our household after picking up his report card Monday, bringing the official end to his seventh grade year. I think his favorite part was actually talking to people face-to-face who aren’t part of our immediate family, even at an acceptable socia…

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My little corner of Twitter erupted over the past few days with news of Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell’s declassifying of who exactly in the Obama Administration unmasked American citizens from raw intelligence gathered before the 2016 election. And while the names have…

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I haven’t had too much to say about the COVID-19 shutdowns, generally, being that I reside in a state that was late to close and early to open. I have been less inclined to argue or debate the need for lockdowns as someone whose household hasn’t had to deal with furloughed jobs and trying to…

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Growing up with the newspaper as the family business, more than a few things were drilled into my head from a young age, but none more than “Buy Local.”

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As many in the country look forward to a phased in return to what will be our new normal of everyday life, it has been interesting to watch the absolute circus that has been passed off as state governance during the coronavirus crisis.

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One of the best parts of being in Tennessee has been watching our dogs interacting with the nature found in our backyard. Back home, the bane of Spock - our Doberman - was skateboarding teenagers. Vince and I joked he would be bored at our house at the end of the road, but Spock quickly foun…

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I must admit, I have been very conflicted surrounding governmental response to the Corona Virus, COVID-19. As I told one of my friends, if the government is involved, no matter the level, it will be too much and not enough at the same time.

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Spring has sprung in the south, and not even the Coronavirus can stop the pollen bloom happening around me. Thankfully, there have been spring showers to go along with it, so I’m hoping most of it has come and gone. Although if the congestion and headache are anything to go by today, well, t…

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The fall of ancient empires isn’t hard to decode when you have centuries of hindsight in your favor. But some of the commonalities the fall shares... utter decadence, corruption and greed. Hubris usually plays a pretty big role in the run up to the fall, and lends itself to spectacular failu…

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Many of us are faced with a new normal this week, especially residents of California, Oregon and New York. School and work closures accompanied with uncertainty and fear - not just over this new virus - have left too many Americans unsure of their next steps. But take heart people, there are…

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The two extremes being played out on the national stage regarding the issues surrounding COVID-19 have me very frustrated, and the noise it is generating is causing confusion and panic when concern and discussion of pro-active measures should be occurring.

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As I woke up Tuesday morning, I hopped on social media to check the National Weather Service to see if the late night tornado warnings we got Monday amounted to anything as the storm crossed Tennessee.

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Life comes at you fast during the primaries, and the Democratic presidential field is no exception. Between last week’s debate, Super Tuesday looming and candidates looking to garner attention by any means necessary, well, it makes for interesting television.

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This is shaping up to be quite a week for President Trump. And the best, or at least the most hilarious parts, have nothing to do with President Trump’s twitter feed. Instead, the stars have seemingly aligned in Trump’s favor to deliver a multitude of gifts this week, and that was before Iow…

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In politics, there are many rules. Rules of procedure, etiquette, campaigning - there are do’s and don’ts that cover even the unspoken rules. Of all the rules that have gone out the window in the Trump Era, the rule to never, ever disparage the voters seems to be the latest on the chopping block.

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For all the brokered convention talk four years ago surrounding candidate Donald Trump and Republican chaos leading into the 2016 convention that never seemed to materialize, there have been more and more whispers about the chances of Democrats facing exactly that in the 2020 contest.

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Congress is returning to D.C. after a not so quiet Christmas recess. With the prevalence of cable news and 24-hour news programming and Senate floor speeches from both majority and minority leaders on more than one issue of the day, there wasn’t a lack of content from our elected officials.

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Birthdays kind of lose their appeal after a while, at least that with that getting older part. If I could keep the favorite foods and cake without the aging it would be incredible.

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One good thing about the internet, and social media, is the ability to stay in touch with home, and I was reminded of that Thursday night when I was able to watch the memorial vigil for Cpl. Ronil Singh through the newspaper’s Facebook live post. I called my mom the next morning to let her k…

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As we get ready to turn another page of the calendar and look ahead to 2020, there is much to look forward to this year, politics wise as the presidential election season kicks off in earnest.

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The Articles of Impeachment, as of Tuesday heading to the House Rules Committee on their way to a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives, is not going anywhere in the Senate. How do I know... not because I trust the Republican Senate caucus to stand strong in times of adversity. I…

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It’s fascinating to me, the utter disconnection among Democrats who continually make hay over the upsetting of norms and the constant threat to our democracy that President Trump’s administration brings. But over the last week I have read or watched Congressmen and women and multiple preside…

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You know the old expression, “A rumor can fly around the world before the truth can put its shoes on.” The adage is as true today as it ever was....if not more so.