Mark Pulliam

Author Archive

  • May 18, 2021
    People move for many reasons: climate, housing, employment, education, family, taxes, health, and so forth. During the Covid-19 pandemic, some beleaguered residents relocated to...
  • May 6, 2021
    Americans are an obedient people, especially when summoned in response to a national crisis. Citizens bought war bonds to support U.S. soldiers fighting enemies overseas, submitted...
  • Apr 27, 2021
    Curiosity was once thought to be, in the words of English historian G.M. Trevelyan, “the life blood of real civilization.” Frank Buckley laments that “there’s...
  • Mar 18, 2021
    early 50 years after it was decided, Roe v. Wade (1973) and the purported constitutional right to abortion it established remain remarkably controversial. During my adult lifetime,...
  • Feb 24, 2021
    I am not a native Tennessean, but I attended UT. The other UT—the University of Texas at Austin–with the other shade of orange. I lived in Austin for 10 years, during law...
  • Feb 19, 2021
    Change, while inevitable and sometimes necessary, can be disconcerting if it is too rapid, far-reaching—or misguided. Attitudes and beliefs are obviously not frozen in time. As...
  • Feb 2, 2021
    President Joe Biden has for decades depicted himself as a blue-collar guy from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and part of his political persona is an appeal to the lunch bucket...
  • Jan 15, 2021
    As 2020 wound to a close, pundits noted the growing toll of leftist policies on residents of blue states, prompting migration from California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois to...