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    There have been plenty of bad Super Bowls. If...

    There have been plenty of bad Super Bowls. If you're talking about lopsided scores, this wasn't even the worst defeat Denver has suffered in a Super Bowl. That honor goes to the Broncos of Super Bowl...
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    Actually, the Common Core State Standards were...

    Actually, the Common Core State Standards were developed at the direction of state governors and state school board chiefs. To say that Common Core is a federal mandate is wrong.
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    I'm curious. Where do you think the "rotten core"...

    I'm curious. Where do you think the "rotten core" originate?
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    Wonderful photos and condolences to you and yours.

    Wonderful photos and condolences to you and yours.
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    I don't know, but we've been having trouble with...

    I don't know, but we've been having trouble with the site today. The story originally appeared in the Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20140122/BUSINESS/301220165/
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    Thanks, pages and SnM, but the first rule of...

    Thanks, pages and SnM, but the first rule of Write Club is writers never say good things about their editors! Editors, however, can say good things about their writers, and I appreciate your...
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    Thanks, SnM, but you exaggerate both my...

    Thanks, SnM, but you exaggerate both my creativity and wit, and your denigration of your own would constitute slander if it came from another. It's OK to not get along with the world, as long as you...
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    Here's some good news: Today in Knoxville, a...

    Here's some good news: Today in Knoxville, a lawyer woke up, went to work and advocated for those who otherwise would have no voice. I don't care about the outcome. The fact that she fights gives me...
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    The most recent poll I found (May, Vandy) had his...

    The most recent poll I found (May, Vandy) had his approval rating at 63 percent.
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    This is a pretty good argument against elected...

    This is a pretty good argument against elected superintendents.
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    The superintendent's job is to be the...

    The superintendent's job is to be the administrator of the schools. It should be the job of the school board, the chair in particular, to secure funding from the county commission, with the...
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    Just as I suspected. Two mediocre teams playing...

    Just as I suspected. Two mediocre teams playing mediocre (at best) football that nonetheless resulted in a game that came down to the final possession. I called it a tossup, and it seemed that the...
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    Bama couldn't beat the Falcons. They couldn't...

    Bama couldn't beat the Falcons. They couldn't even beat Jacksonville. The difference between the NFL and college is huge.
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    Seasons don't exist in a vacuum, but they do...

    Seasons don't exist in a vacuum, but they do stand alone, especially with the annual turnover in college football. This year's Alabama team is not exactly the same as the 2012 team or certainly the...
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    In the context of a football season, I think...

    In the context of a football season, I think "great" is quantifiable. I look at it as a standard for any team to meet. You, on the other hand, are talking about how to interpret the results based on...
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    Wheels turn, and I have spent time at the bottom...

    Wheels turn, and I have spent time at the bottom as well. Given enough theology and geometry, you spin back toward the top.
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    I don't recall what I posted in the blab's...

    I don't recall what I posted in the blab's previous life, but perhaps we were talking past one another.

    Programs are long-term, while seasons are, well, seasonal. Kinda like climate and weather....
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    Merry Michael Day, my friend.

    Merry Michael Day, my friend.
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    The Haslam administration already has invoked the...

    The Haslam administration already has invoked the deliberative process privilege.

    From an AP story: In fact, the deliberative process privilege quickly became a mainstay of Republican Gov. Bill...
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