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Let's go check out a movie

With HBO and Netflix, Sue and I probably watch more movies at home than we ever saw in a theater. But sometimes we just want to get out of the house, watch something on the big screen, share a bag of popcorn and go get a burger after the show.

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B&W newspaper just like old times

Today’s black and white newspaper is like having a throwback Wednesday, reminiscent of my early days here at the Southern Standard when the news was truly black and white and read all over.

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Showing Spock-like self control

Mr. Spock has been beamed up to that great Starship Enterprise in the sky. Leonard Nimoy died last week, best known for playing Mr. Spock on the “Star Trek” TV series.

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Mixed signals breed cynicism

When it comes to assessing the terrorist threat to America, the Obama administration continues to send mixed signals.

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Latest education bill simple-minded

Since 2007, when Tennessee was recognized as the worst state in America in terms of aligning its K-12 academic standards with national expectations, we have made remarkable progress in student achievement. Under both Democratic and Republican governors, the Volunteer State has been turning the heads of public education leaders across the country.

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My nose running, but not my feet

I have been under the weather for the better part of two weeks with two bouts of the same symptoms.

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White House trapped in word game

Why has the Obama administration tied itself in knots over what to call Islamic terrorism? We know the president has rejected the term in favor of "violent extremism," ordering his administration not to refer to Islamic terrorists like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as Islamic. "No religion is responsible for terrorism," Obama declared.

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I'm becoming a tree-hugger

I became a tree hugger on Valentine’s Day. While most people who use that verbiage are not literal about it, I am. I hugged a tree for dear life Saturday.

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