America’s Best Days: A Hopeful Optimism

It is widely acknowledged by many Americans, regardless of ideological bent, or religious affiliation, that our nation is in deep trouble.  While America has encountered significant challenges over its 240 year history, never before has it faced so many self-inflicted wounds that pose such serious if not lethal threats to our nation.  I do not underestimate the monumental perils our nation faced during our civil war or even World War II.   But the threats of today are different, and perhaps Read more [...]

Bob Corker Devolves on Same-Sex Marriage

“Devolve:  to degenerate or deteriorate gradually; to change gradually for the worse; decline; deteriorate." Ten years ago Bob Corker, former Chattanooga Mayor, was meeting with his staff and advisors to formulate a strategy that would enable him to move from local politics to one of the highest profile stages in the nation.  As Bob met with his team they discussed policy issues, formulated strategies, and staked out the positions he sensed would enable him to prevail in his goal to win the position Read more [...]

Open vs Closed Primaries?

For some time now there has been a debate raging over whether Tennessee Republicans should keep their Primaries Open or Close them.  In essence, a Closed Primary would mean that voters would simply vote in the Primary based on the Party with which they affiliate or register.  Thus Republicans would vote in Republican Primaries and Democrats would vote in Democrat Primaries.  Then, once the candidate is selected by each party via their primary elections, all voters would then choose from the Read more [...]

Republicans: Are You Listening?

As someone whose first vote was for Ronald Reagan in 1980, I can honestly say that I have consistently sought after the most conservative candidate I could find, but all too often I found myself voting for the lesser of two evils. But in 2009 the political landscape changed. When the Republicans could only muster up a miserable option by the name of John McCain to run against a socialist-Marxist by the name of Barack Obama, tens of millions of grassroots Americans said enough is enough. The Read more [...]