Latest Tom Teepen Stories

2008-07-09 09:00:41

By TOM TO GET A glimpse of what we are in for after the U.S. Supreme Court recently threw in with libertarians and the gun lobby, turn to Atlanta's airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International. What is locally billed as a showdown is brewing there. So far, only words and attitudes have been slung - not bullets. Later, who knows? The city has barred guns from its airport, despite a contrary statute enacted by the state legislature this year and despite the high court's endorsement of the...

2008-06-25 09:03:19

By TOM NOTHING COULD make more obvious good sense: Gasoline is more than $4 a gallon, already a painful and disruptive price and sure to keep rising, with other energy prices in tow. So for goodness sakes recover more oil and, bingo, prices will start receding. Drill and drive. It's the American way. Unfortunately, what seems obvious is sometimes chimera. President Bush, of course, wants to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Always has. ANWR is the Big Rock Candy Mountain for...

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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.