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STATE SHOULD HONOR THREE TENNESSEE MEN INSTRUMENTAL IN RATIFYING 19TH AMENDMENT

Placing busts of Reps. Joseph Hanover, Banks Turner and Harry Burn in the State Capitol will tell the story of their role in suffrage for women. 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF CROSSTOWN'S MANY PHASES

This article and podcast, "The Sidebar", features my recent interview with Eric Barnes and Todd Richardson.  It is reprinted with the permission of The Daily Memphian.  

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! REMEMBERING RON POPEIL

Last week America lost one of its greatest inventors with the death of Ron Popeil.  He ranks in the pantheon of legendary device-developing geniuses, alongside Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Henry Ford. 

CIVICS CLASS, "SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK" DIDN'T PREPARE US FOR MODERN POLITICS

The following is my column from today's issue of The Tennessean, and it is reprinted with the permission of the Tennessee USA Today Network.  

Between partisan fights and filibusters, bills face previously unimaginable roadblocks to becoming laws on the state and federal levels.

MEMORIES OF MY SPACESHIP

In 1961, when I was 9 years old, I built a spaceship.  It was made of cardboard, and it sat on a launching pad in the driveway in front of my house.  My mother and father parked on the street in front of our house for several days before the scheduled launch so as to avoid running over my space craft.