Wednesday was a clear, wonderful morning. Members of the world dilemma think tank down at the Mule Barn coffee shop looked around.
When the coronavirus outbreak became real for me earlier this month, I decided to do my best and follow the safety guidelines I was hearing from doctors and infectious disease scientists on television.
Well, with Monday’s edict from the governor of “sorta shelter at home, please, maybe,” I know a lot of you are worried about what’s going to happen. Hey that’s normal, we all are.
Obviously, the public’s attention has shifted dramatically from the presidential primaries to the overwhelming globalwide struggle with the coronavirus. A number of primaries have been delayed as a result.
The best defense against corruption in the halls of power of any people are moral and competent officials who seek the best interest of the people they presume to represent, serve and govern.
As near-hysteria grips the nation in the wave of this year’s viral scare, it would do everyone a bit of good seriously to contemplate the political origins and implications of just what we are facing.
Many words come to mind when I think about how the Trump administration is handling the response to the coronavirus crisis. Near the top of my list is the word ironic.
“So how about this?” Dud said, grinning. “We get somebody to pretend to be an oil tycoon’s executive director or something, and we have him talk to Delbert about where to build the refinery.”
The Coronavirus is a pandemic that most of us don’t understand, but we are learning. This disease has taken more than 9,000 lives and made more than 220,000 more people sick.
Many of our early pioneers came to these shores for religious freedom, escaping the religious persecution from Europe’s state churches which viewed them as heretics and malcontents, sentencing many to imprisonment and even execution.
When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” his words were meant to reassure us that everything would be all right, and we should not succumb to our fears.
Raise your hand if any of your concerns about the coronavirus were alleviated by anything the current occupant of the White House has said during these pandemic times?
As the scope and threat of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear, people all over the world hunger for two things: an effective vaccine and truthful information about the disease.
With apologies to the ’60s rock group Herman’s Hermits, the second verse (of the Super Tuesday Democratic Primary) was the same as the first (March 10).
I thought the car in the front of me at the White Castle was nondescript and a little slow, but I was more than a little unprepared for what happened after it drove away.
Just when I and many other Democrats were preparing to feel the Bern, Uncle Joe Biden made a comeback in the first and second versions of Super Tuesday primaries in the last couple weeks, the likes that political observers haven’t seen in a long time.
The expression, “All politics is local,” is associated with former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, but no matter who first said it, it remains true.
This coronavirus stuff is fascinating. Sadly, and quite jadedly, my first direct experience with it was to pad my IRA portfolio with some Apple stock.
Last week, I held a hearing in the Senate Health Committee I chair to provide the American people with accurate information about the coronavirus that they can rely on in their everyday life.
Somewhere around 8 a.m. most every Friday, a passel of grumpy old men gather at a local coffee mill. The usual dialogue generally centers around politics, guns, weather and sports.
Americans need options for healthcare and every American needs healthcare. Too many Americans are walking around hoping they don’t have to go the hospital.
When I talk with citizen groups in Tennessee about open government, people tell me they want more information about what their government is doing, not less.
Conventional wisdom going into the Feb. 29 Democratic South Carolina presidential primary was that Joe Biden had to have a strong showing or he was out of the running.
Well, it’s March again — the windy month. And here in Home Country, we have our very own variety that blows in to have coffee with us every now and then: Windy Wilson, of course.
Last week, Gov. Bill Lee announced his intent that Tennessee would soon join the ranks of 16 other U.S. states allowing permitless Constitutional Carry, and said this at a press conference:
“People are funny.” How many of you are old enough to remember that television show? Better yet, how many are old enough to remember the radio show that was its forerunner?
- PARIS TN: Virus prank at local store ends with Paris man’s arrest
- PARIS TN: Report released on fatal wreck
- PARIS TN: County hits four cases; stay-at-home order strengthened
- PRESS RELEASE: Paris mayor urges caution after most recent executive orders
- PRESS RELEASE: City, county leaders urge compliance for stay-at-home order
- Savanna Stallings
- PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Lee Requires Tennesseans to Remain at Home as Data Shows Increased Activity Among Citizens
- PARIS, TN: Two arrested for burglary
- Logan Way
- PRESS RELEASE: City says Walmart limiting customers in store
Sorry, there are no recent results for popular videos.