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Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch is Expected

Senate confirmation hearings began this past Monday for President Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite intense questioning by Democratic senators,…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Nashville’s Role Developing Ragtime Music

Nashville is known as Music City USA, largely because of country music. Not only was Nashville the original cradle of country music because of the Grand Ole Opry, but it…

Affordable Care Act Nears Its End

Obamacare, in its present form, is about to run its course. Either Republicans will repeal and replace it or it will collapse under its own weight. Its health insurance markets…

Four Elements of Humanity

Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Lots of people did. I don’t anymore. Instead, I make an inventory of myself for the previous year to see what I did that…

Democrats Cannot Overturn Election Results

Donald Trump garnered 304 electoral votes (270 needed to win) with two defections, while Hillary Clinton got 228 with four defections. However, since the November 8 election, many liberals and…

Give Trump a Chance

Most Democratic office holders, party leaders, activists, as well as a plethora of Democratic media pundits, are responding to Donald Trump’s election as president in an immature, faulty-reasoned, and politically…

Agree to Disagree in Peace

I am amazed and disappointed at persons who have expressed such intense responses toward the election of Donald Trump as president. We see peaceful protests sometimes evolving into rioting in…

Duality of Right and Wrong

The Toltecs lived in southern Mexico around 900 A.D. Their ancient ancestors were teachers of spirituality who understood the illusionary nature of reality and discovered what we think we know…

The Upcoming Election

It looks as if Donald Trump will lose his race for the presidency. However, there are some signs that could upend what now appears likely, although I would not bet…

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Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy Continues to be Felt in Popular Culture

Recently, there have been several ESPN and NPT television documentaries about the Civil War. Watching a few of these caused me to reflect how much President Abraham Lincoln meant to…