While Mayor Karl Dean and others are thinking about trying to bring a national political convention to town, a longtime Democratic National Committee member says his party isn’t likely to come here anytime soon. Along with the obvious political concerns … Continue reading →
On the campaign trail, President Barack Obama calls for an end to energy subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. It turns out, however, that this industry receives relatively little subsidy, while the president’s favored forms of energy investment — wind and solar — receive much more. Additionally, coal, oil, and gas industries paid billions in taxes to the federal government, while electricity produced by solar and wind are a cost to taxpayers.
Tennessee’s relationship with its Muslim community is back in the news again this Monday. The editorial staff of the New York Times opined this morning on the opening of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, praising some community leaders for standing … Continue reading →
By Craig Robinson President Obama didn’t visit the hometown of Meredith Wilson when he was in Iowa last week, but he probably has a better understanding of one of Wilson’s classic tunes from the musical, The Music Man. As many know, the show begins with a tune sung by the town’s people titled Iowa Stubborn. [...]
By Patti Brown President Obama should cut his losses and dump Joe Biden from the ticket not as a ploy to try to win another term in the White House but out of respect for the citizens of the United States and out of concern for our nation’s security. America deserves better. The Vice President’s [...]