Award-winning columnist Don Williams' columns are a regular feature at KnoxViews, East Tennessee's leading new media website for progressive news, opinion, and lively discussion.

Don Williams is a columnist, blogger, teacher, short story writer and the founding editor and publisher of New Millennium Writings, an annual anthology of stories, essays and poems.

His awards include a National Endowment for the Humanities Michigan Journalism Fellowship, a Golden Presscard Award and the Malcolm Law Journalism Prize. He is finishing a novel, "ORACLE OF THE ORCHID LOUNGE," set in his native Tennessee and Iraq.

Along with Greg Palast, Marjorie Cohn, Norman Solomon, Will Durst, James Secor and others, he is a contributing editor to Media With Conscience and his commentary frequently leads the page at

For more information, email him at, visit the NMW website at, or visit Facebook and search for New Millennium Writings.

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Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)

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