Category Archives: Metro/State Commentary

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns

Thoughts on Trump

Donald Trump visited Nash-ville this past Saturday and as in other cities he visits, he got lots of attention both from the media and voters. Similar to most other political…

GOP presidential hopefuls set to debate Thursday

Currently there are 17 Re-publicans running for president and 5 Democrats; also Vice President Biden is now considering entering the fray. You have heard the old saying, “Someone has to…

Reject Charter Amendments 1 and 2 this Election Day

The voters of Nashville should reject proposed amendments Number 1 and Number 2 on Election Day, Aug. 6. Number 1 would extend the current limit of two consecutive terms to…

Economics’ scholar critiques Obama’s immigration policy

Heather MacDonald, a scholar at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank, delivered a speech earlier this year, titled “Practical Thoughts on Immigration”, in which she was critical of President…

Arthur Brooks provides insight into culture, economics, politics

One of the current most intellectual and persuasive political conservatives is Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. He is best known for his work…

Age discrimination in the work place is ongoing

Ever wonder whether you have incurred age discrimination regarding employment? Perhaps, you should know some basics about the subject. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals…

Thoughts on drug addiction

For persons who have not dealt directly with a loved one who has an alcohol or drug addiction, there is hardly any way for those who have to adequately describe…

An overview of the BURNT Initiative

Bring Urban Recycling to Nashville Today (BURNT), a not-for-profit public interest group dedicated to a clean and safe environment, was organized in December of 1988. With a fledgling band of…

Ebola Virus challenges HIPAA

The appearance of Ebola in the U.S. challenged HIPAA with the issue of when does the safety of many persons trump the privacy of one. Under HIPAA, providers may share…

Thoughts on Clinton

Hillary Clinton may become the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, but it will happen now in spite of Clinton’s credibility and integrity stumble brought on by her email scandal…