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 Last week, I addressed a question raised by a reader: why do most  Southerners not believe in science? I asked my TTU colleague Laura Smith, an expert in the history of medicine, what she … more
 When one backs up and looks at what is happening in the United States, one should realize there are maligned forces at work in our country. For many years, we have all lived together here - … more
A reader who moved into the area a few years ago recently asked if I would use my column to address their question: Why do so many Southerners not believe in science? I decided that I would first … more
 Part I of my comments on the above-noted subject matter dealt with the importance of revisiting our past and the treasure trove of memories that we the people need to reflect on in search of … more
 I’ve been talking the last couple of times about “Lost Cause Ideology” and the fact that so many 21st Century Americans don’t want to admit the Civil War was fought over … more
Last week, I talked about the fact that, in popular memory in the South, the Civil War was not “really” about slavery – even though the documents from the time show that pretty much … more
 At the end of this month, June 2021 (AD), we will arrive at the halfway point of the 21st year of the 21st Century in the third millennium of the existence of recorded human life on planet … more
I hope everyone has heard about the recent good news from Facebook. Facebook has decided that we, the American people, are allowed to talk about the idea that maybe, just maybe, the Wuhan virus came … more
 Did you see the recent news story that Congress had received a letter from the National Capitol Police (NCP), in Washington D.C., calling on all members of Congress to support the Socialist … more
I was born, in 1968, and raised right here in Sparta. When I was growing up I was fascinated by the Civil War – I still am. I researched and wrote about it in my dissertation and in several … more
 Let us start at the beginning. After we won the war against Great Britain, Americans suddenly found themselves without a government. The articles of the Confederacy were just a loose agreement … more
Last week we looked at Brown v. Board and the Clarks’ doll test, which the court cited to prove the danger of implicit bias and the presence of systemic racism. The problem is that a lot of … more
Thanks for waiting for this second part continuance of last week's stage-setting article on America's Achilles’ Heel, which is our National Power Grid (NPG).  It is also referred to as our … more
 Fortress USA is protected on the east coast by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west coast by the massive Pacific Ocean.  To our north. we are bordered/shielded by the country of Canada, and … more
 Last week we discussed how some conservatives (and some Republican-controlled state legislatures, including our own) have been following Donald Trump’s lead and freaking out about … more
 This week we will cover the final three amendments to the Constitution: the eighth, ninth, and tenth, and final item of the Bill of Rights. Amendment 8: Excessive bail shall not be required, … more
Tennessee is one of several red states whose legislatures have passed laws banning critical race theory - something most Americans had never heard of until Trump condemned it in the final days of his … more
In last week's Part I commentary on the Chinese Communist Party's extreme fixation on a diabolical plan to destroy the United States and dominate the world, we revealed that said plan is underway and … more
 PART ONE:  The Communist Party of China (CCP) is no longer hiding the fact that it intends to dominate the world and is economically, financially and militarily positioning itself to wrest … more
 Although there have been labor actions for as long as we’ve been a country, the roots of the modern labor movement as we now know it go back to the 1870s, during the “Gilded … more
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