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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.