Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, guest host Gulbransen welcomed Tennessee’s favorite mayor, Glenn Jacobs of Knox County to the newsmaker line to discuss his governing style.Read More
Crom’s Crommentary: Society Cannot Stand if Communication Providers are Politicized
Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.Read More
Commentary: Gun Violence Is the Penalty for Our Failure to Uphold a Moral, Functioning Society
In the wake of recent mass shootings in New York, Texas, and Oklahoma, Democrats are once again sending Americans up a blind alley. Their “solution” is to punish millions of law-abiding gun owners for the crimes of a few evil maniacs. Undeniably, there is a certain appeal to this response. Gun control is a facile “fix” to a complex problem.
Americans have owned guns since the founding, but it wasn’t until comparatively recently that mass shootings became a concern. Guns are not the problem. Our culture is. Broken cultures produce broken human beings. For every school shooter, there are thousands of other weak, confused, mentally disturbed men who are drifting away from society. They aren’t dating, aren’t working, and they spend most of their time in their bedrooms playing video games, smoking weed, watching pornography, and stewing in social media echo chambers.Read More
Crom’s Crommentary: ‘Biden and the Left Wake Up Every Day and Say, I’m Going to Be Miserable, Angry, and Tear as Many of Our Institutions Apart as I Possibly Can’
Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.Read More
Commentary: What Greek Epics and Their Teachings on the Special Relationship Between Fathers and Sons
Father’s Day inspires mixed emotions for many of us. Looking at advertisements of happy families could recall difficult memories and broken relationships for some. But for others, the day could invite unbidden nostalgic thoughts of parents who have long since died.
As a scholar of ancient Greek poetry, I find myself reflecting on two of the most powerful paternal moments in Greek literature. At the end of Homer’s classic poem, “The Iliad,” Priam, the king of Troy, begs his son’s killer, Achilles, to return the body of Hektor, the city’s greatest warrior, for burial. Once Achilles puts aside his famous rage and agrees, the two weep together before sharing a meal, Priam lamenting the loss of his son while Achilles contemplates that he will never see his own father again.
The final book of another Greek classic, “The Odyssey,” brings together a father and son as well. After 10 years of war and as many traveling at sea, Odysseus returns home and goes through a series of reunions, ending with his father, Laertes. When Odysseus meets his father, however, he doesn’t greet him right away. Instead, he pretends to be someone who met Odysseus and lies about his location.Read More
Joel Pollak Talks About His New Book: Neither Free Nor Fair, The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Breitbart’s political commentator and author Joel Pollak to the newsmakers line to discuss his new book and his major concerns with today’s political climate.Read More
Commentary: A Reign of Error
At the end of The Unheavenly City: The Nature and the Future of Our Urban Crisis (1968), Edward Banfield presents a prospect regarding race relations that seems to have been fulfilled since his tumultuous years and ours: a reign of error.
Let me set the stage. America had become the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, and the wealth was making its way to the lower classes also. Thus the main “accidental factor” that had locked Americans in a vicious cycle of white discrimination and prejudice on one side and low standards and attainments for blacks on the other would be largely alleviated. Such prejudice, said Banfield, writing during the years of urban riots, was already in decline.Read More
Commentary: The Impossibility of a Police-Less Society
The hue and cry for a police-less society is serious stuff. For some advocates, the term “defund the police” refers simply to making victimless crimes (drug use, etc.) the responsibility of social workers rather than police officers. But to others it means eliminating law enforcement entirely.
Is such a condition possible? Can a society function without any law enforcement agents?Read More
Judson Phillips Commentary: Lessons in the Time of the Chinese Virus
The first quarter of the year is not yet over, and we have gone from an almost record stock market to a nation that is all but economically shut down. Some alarmists warn that over two million Americans will die from the Chinese Virus. Others say this will be less problematic than the flu.
Regardless, as of now, the country is mostly shutdown and the economy is in free fall. Economists from Goldman Sachs predict that the economy will shrink by an unprecedented twenty four percent in the second quarter. The good news is the economy is expected to grow by twelve percent and ten percent in the third and fourth quarters.Read More
Commentary: Put Family And Country First, Not Party
by Robert Romano A poll by Axios and SurveyMonkey found 61 percent of Democrats believe Republicans are racist, sexist and bigoted, and 31 percent of Republicans think the same thing about Democrats. 54 percent of Democrats find Republicans to be ignorant, 49 percent of Republicans believe the same about…Read More