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Is that a gun in your pocket?

When the Memphis Commercial Appeal recently added a searchable database of Tennessee gun owners to its website, I was crazy-jealous that we didn’t have that service available here.

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Next up: the sacrifice speech

My fellow Americans, during my campaign I called for a new era of personal responsibility.

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Going post-postal

Now that America’s appliances are out on the front porch and the car is up on cinderblocks, it’s becoming routine for our most cherished institutions to call in sick and spend the

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Present-traumatic stress

In the sandwich shop, the woman — pretty, rumpled, with two young children in tow — looks dazed.

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A dog's life

Sugar Welp, beloved daughter of a mutt mother and a Heinz 57 father, died Jan. 9 after a brief illness. She was 14 people-years old.

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Homegrown’s all right with me

Now that your New Year’s resolution to give up butter, tobacco and/or interstate truck-stop pornography is but a wistful pipedream, perhaps it’s time to strive for something attai

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A Christmas fable

Once, in the land then known as the United States of America in the year 2008, there was a crisis of communication.

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Wii Fit diary

Day one: I finally found a Wii Fit online and snapped it up. It should be here in a couple of days.

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Outsourcing healthcare

Can we all now agree that Michael Moore was right about healthcare in America?

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Naming the puppy

In these times of political change, economic upheaval and the disturbing re-appearance of AC/DC, it’s impossible to sidestep the burning question that’s on every American’s