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Nike isn’t woke — it’s smart

By Aristophanes  •  September 8, 2018

The company is shrewdly taking advantage of Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protests to boost sales.

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Bureaucrats may contain Trump, but only voters can defeat him

By Aristophanes  •  September 6, 2018

An anonymous op-ed from a senior White House official is indeed “gutless,” but not in the way the president thinks.


President Trump’s beef with Google is his most asinine yet

By Hermes and Aristophanes  •  August 30, 2018

In criticizing Silicon Valley, Trump is attacking the very technology that fueled his rise.

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Green Party voters: cast your protest vote another time

By Hermes  •  August 19, 2018

A vote for a Green Party candidate in November is as good as a vote for a Republican-controlled Congress.

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Presidents shouldn’t have the power to silence media

By Hermes  •  August 19, 2018

The Fourth Estate is a vital defender of public knowledge — and it’s under attack.

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6 takeaways from the 2018 Tennessee primaries

By Hermes  •  August 3, 2018

Hermes analyzes an exciting election day in Tennessee. Can Democrats pick up a Senate seat or reclaim the governor’s mansion?

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We cannot afford another constitutional convention

By Aristophanes  •  July 29, 2018

Many reformist state legislatures are calling for an Article V constitutional convention — a dangerous notion that might actually come to pass.

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Missouri Democrats stage a constitutional coup

By Aristophanes  •  July 22, 2018

Does the Missouri Constitution allow the governor to appoint a lieutenant governor when the office becomes vacant?

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The American Revolution was a good idea

By Aristophanes  •  July 5, 2018

The war for independence resulted in a better world than if the colonies had remained under British rule.

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Who should challenge Trump?

By Aristophanes  •  July 5, 2018

An American majority awaits its knight in shining armor.

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The Bible’s message to isolationists

By Aristophanes  •  June 21, 2018

Jesus didn’t teach his disciples to separate immigrant children from their parents.

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Missouri returns to politics as usual

By Aristophanes  •  June 7, 2018

With Eric Greitens’ resignation, the tenure of Gov. Mike Parson is a welcome reversion to political normalcy.

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Goodbye, Greitens

By Aristophanes  •  May 29, 2018

I, for one, wholeheartedly accept the Missouri governor’s resignation.

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For anthem protest critics, it’s not about ‘respect’

By Hermes  •  May 26, 2018

The NFL’s new restrictions on player protests, though perfectly legal, are destructive and immoral.

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In memoriam: Nashville’s mass transit plan

By Hermes  •  May 18, 2018

In municipal elections, voters chose to ignore the infrastructure crisis facing the Music City.

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Can Missouri elect a centrist senator?

By Aristophanes  •  April 22, 2018

Missouri’s unique political atmosphere could be the epicenter of a centrist revolution.

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Nashville’s mayor resigns in disgrace

By Hermes  •  March 8, 2018

Megan Barry lost the trust of her city. It’s only fitting for her to step aside.

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Marsha Blackburn is spouting false narratives — again

By Hermes  •  February 16, 2018

Rep. Marsha Blackburn might say she’s a feminist, but her actions say otherwise.

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Nashville’s mayor should consider resigning

By Hermes  •  February 3, 2018

Extreme partisanship often blinds us to the faults of our own side.

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Should journalists call Trump a racist?

By Aristophanes  •  January 15, 2018

In the wake of shithole-gate, newsrooms are unsure how to describe the belligerent speaker of clearly racist rhetoric.