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Two weeks ago, we had reached the 10th century BCE and established the kingdoms of Israel and Judah and the cities of Philistia. That was the southern Levant. After the Bronze Age Collapse of around … more
(June 5, 2024) - After more than three years of President Biden’s failed “Bidenomics” agenda—which pushed inflation to four-decade highs—a simple trip to the grocery … more
 Last week marked one year since House Republicans passed H.R. 2, a comprehensive border security bill that would end President Biden’s disastrous catch-and-release policy, restart border … more
A history of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, with sufficient context to give you a good idea of the full picture… I don’t even know where to begin. The other day I saw a … more
An interesting thing happened to me the other day. I was on YouTube, looking for the most recent clip from John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight. The first thing that popped up was a bit showing … more
 America is a nation of law and order. Yet, more and more, we are seeing U.S. cities overrun with lawless behavior—especially by Hamas sympathizers. Just last week, anti-Israel … more
Each week for the last month, I’ve had progressive friends in White County tell me, “You need to respond to what Marsha Blackburn said last month, it’s outrageous.” So far, I … more
In just his first 100 days in office, President Biden issued 94 executive actions to reverse President Trump’s successful border policies and weaken our nation. Among them, few have been as … more
This weekend, I spoke with Matthew Hawn (for reasons I will explain below). When comparing notes, we realized we both graduated from Tennessee Tech 20 years ago next month, and that we had many of … more
Every day, Tennesseans and Americans struggle to pay rent, afford groceries, and fill up their tanks because of President Biden’s reckless, inflationary spending that has added more than $6 … more
 Back in the summer of 2021, I did a series of columns in this newspaper called “When White County was Blue.” I was musing about the fact that, for most of my life, White County was … more
I have spoken often in this space about the spate of “divisive concepts” laws passed by our state’s general assembly, which impose draconian restrictions on how subjects such as … more
 Last week, the Supreme Court took up the issue of whether Colorado can bar Trump from the presidential ballot based on the 14th amendment and heard oral arguments. It may be several weeks … more
­My Martin Luther King Day speech was canceled for snow, so - for Black History Month - I am presenting it here. I begin with a lengthy quote from a Dr. King speech in 1968: “We are … more
 I want to preface this week’s piece by mentioning the passing of Donald Holman, who was one of my “opposite numbers” on this opinion page. I did not know him personally, but I … more
As you probably know, a couple of weeks ago, Nikki Haley, at a town hall appearance, was asked this question by someone in the audience: “What was the cause of the Civil War?” Her … more
 I dislike doing this because there are more important topics to discuss. Still, it is necessary to correct the record about Donald Trump. Troy Smith seems happy to misrepresent the facts and … more
 First, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas (or other holiday) and wish all a happy new year. That said…. Boy, is this year ending with a political bang. As you probably already … more
 As you read this, the Supreme Court is in the process of deciding whether or not to hear an expedited case brought by special counsel Jack Smith on whether Trump, as a former president, has … more
There was a constant joke while I was in the military that the term “military intelligence” was an oxymoron. An oxymoron is two things you wouldn’t naturally put together or a … more
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