Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


  • LION AND THE LAMB: The NRA takes aim on the Constitution

    This past week Everytown for Gun Safety, a group advocating greater gun control, reported that in the 18 months since the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012, there have been 74 school shootings in our nation. The U.S. has now become the world leader in this category. And if we were to include all firearm-related incidents, we would find that more than 30,000 people in our nation die each year from these.

    June 17, 2014

  • WE THE PEOPLE: Kick corporate greed out of schools

    Last month I promised to end my series on the “education reform movement” that is tearing apart our traditional public school system. I also promised to suggest how you can help stop this train wreck.

    June 17, 2014

  • TIDBITS: Check before sharing a post

    Winston Churchill tells us “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

    June 16, 2014

  • STUMPTALK: White House obstruction of justice

    It is clear now that talking point memos regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi murders, used to prepare Susan Rice for her marathon appearances on five Sunday news programs, were circulated to multiple federal agencies (State Department, CIA, White House) for input.

    June 16, 2014

  • Lion and the Lamb: A wage to live by

    This month started out with a remarkable history-making event. On June 2 Seattle became the first major city in the U.S. to establish a $15 per hour minimum wage. And even more remarkably, this decision was made by its city council in a unanimous vote.

    June 10, 2014

  • We the People: Huddled masses

    This USA was founded by old white guys with money. They were the people who could afford to travel 400 miles or so on horseback and by carriage to Philadelphia to argue about the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. “All men are created equal” meant just that. Women and children were property, as were African Americans. Some of the founding fathers were slave holding landowners. Treaties with Native Americans were made and broken as the nation’s borders were expanded.

    June 10, 2014

  • TIDBITS: Instant TV gratification

    I’m having a little trouble keeping my eyes open today, and it is all Netflix’s fault.

    June 9, 2014

  • STUMPTALK: Not the time to take adversarial positions

    Unless you have been in a coma, you are aware that the Veterans Administration Medical Centers have problems and they are not providing adequate care for our veterans. Many of the veterans now being denied timely and proper medical treatment are the survivors of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. This tragedy must be used as the spark that leads to meaningful reform.

    June 9, 2014

  • LION AND THE LAMB: Spellbound by a spelling bee

    A remarkable development took place on May 29 at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland. In the final round the two leading contestants, Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old eighth-grader from Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old seventh-grader from Fort Worth, Texas, were tied.

    June 3, 2014

  • WE THE PEOPLE: Plan to vote ‘informed’

    All voters should pay attention to politics, today. Making snap decisions in the voting booth is often worse than voting out of “habit” election after election, for the same candidates with name recognition, for the same party, or even failing to vote at all! Being uninformed regarding political candidates and their intentions allows America to be lied into “complete” disasters (such as the Bush-Cheney invasion of Iraq).

    June 3, 2014

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