Links for December 19th

New York Times: Nearly a Third of Americans Are Arrested by 23, Study Says30.2% of us have been arrested for something more serious than a minor traffic violation. (I say "us," but I haven't been arrested.) As Sen. Webb points out, either Americans are the most evil people on the planet, or something is fundamentally […]

Links for October 5th

Chattanooga Times-Free Press: 96-year-old Chattanooga resident denied voting IDDorothy Cooper even managed to vote under Jim Crow, but the Tennessee Republican Party has proved to be one obstacle she can't overcome. She's never driven, so she has no driver's license. She tried to get a photo ID, but she has to present her marriage certificate, […]

Senate candidate walking across Tennessee.

A Nashville attorney seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate is walking from Memphis to Knoxville. That’s totally great. More candidates and officeholders should walk the length of their district. I’ve walked across Tennessee, too, but along the opposite axis, which is rather less impressive.