6:00 PM Mar 18, 2015
Sunshine Week is in full effect. It is a nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for citizens and the community.
5:00 PM Mar 18, 2015
It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable.
10:00 PM Mar 17, 2015
The first day of spring is this week.
6:00 PM Mar 17, 2015
Good government is open government.That statement rings true not only for Wilson County, but also for government both big and small across our great nation.
5:00 PM Mar 17, 2015
In this column last week, I promised to focus this column on Lebanon and its occupants.
4:00 PM Mar 17, 2015
Each spring for 10 years now, a vast media conspiracy has rolled across the hills and plains of this nation.
6:00 PM Mar 14, 2015
If you ever want to know someone really well, take a trip with him or her. Then again, there are some things that probably should just remain a mystery.
5:00 PM Mar 13, 2015
I saw the first sign of spring today. A robin. It was dead in a snowdrift, frozen solid as a TV dinner. I saw it while I shoveled the driveway yesterday.
4:00 PM Mar 13, 2015
In August of 1990 my brother, Patrick, and I started a small product and tooling design engineering company called Precision Concepts, Inc. The business was born out of personal necessity while the country was dealing with a recession.
5:00 PM Mar 12, 2015
It seems that we are surrounded these days with proposals for expanded healthcare due to the needs of the people in our communities without some type of coverage or benefits.
4:00 PM Mar 12, 2015
Last week, the Senate took an important step to stopping a harmful rule that would take away employers’ right to free speech and jeopardize employees’ right to privacy.
3:00 PM Mar 12, 2015
Saturday marked my annual visit to the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, and apparently everyone else in the Nashville area had the same idea as my family and I did.
6:00 PM Mar 11, 2015
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
2:00 PM Mar 10, 2015
The fastest way to shut down access to government records is to charge fees people can’t afford to pay.
1:02 PM Mar 10, 2015
As I write this column in the Southwest corner, I feel pulled in two directions.
8:00 PM Mar 9, 2015
This is the year when many of us dads will resolve to make a change in how we parent our children. We’ll decide to listen more, be more present, be more forgiving and understanding—perhaps even to be a better husband.