Modern-Day Barnstorming At A Trump Rally

When President Trump stopped for a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, one of the papers that carries my column got me press passes to go. So, in order to better understand this slice of Americana, I went. It was fun being in the press cesspool during the rally, with Trump pointing at us and calling usContinue reading “Modern-Day Barnstorming At A Trump Rally”

Spitzer Swallows A CNN Show?

It has become alarmingly apparent that pop culture is more important than substantive news reporting. Infamy, which allows vapid “stars” or dubious “celebrities” to insert themselves into the public discourse, has become commonplace. Witness the curious case of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is in negotiations with CNN to host a one-hour show.Continue reading “Spitzer Swallows A CNN Show?”

A Euro Of Living Dangerously

Chaotic and socialist, Greece upset the European apple cart recently when they failed to curtail unsustainable government spending. Greece has been on a collision course with reality for years and now has to be bailed out with a $1 trillion package to avert their crisis from spreading throughout Europe. Billions will come from the U.S.Continue reading “A Euro Of Living Dangerously”

Mow Money, Mow Problems

HARRISON, Tenn. — After spending a few days in Atlanta last week, it was nice to get back to Tennessee and the country for a while. Atlanta streets have so many bone-jarring potholes that some have Starbucks in them. The “Pothole Posse,” a name the former mayor gave the team tasked with filling in someContinue reading “Mow Money, Mow Problems”