Month: April 2011

A lesson in assumptions

Last week, reports surfaced that Rep. Judd Matheny had asked Capitol security (i.e., state troopers) to remove protesters from his office. Since the protesters were there to register their grievance about a bill that some believe unfairly targets Tennessee’s Muslim

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Change and hope

Gentle reader, daily I celebrate your inquisitiveness about Tennessee elections and politics, and I try my best to sate your curiosities through this medium. It is with this in mind that I announce a few changes in the works. The

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Sharia Twain

After a first attempt to strengthen state anti-terrorism law was found wanting in its ability to pass constitutional muster, a new effort is making its way through the Legislature. The second version by Sen. Bill Ketron actually does not contain

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Brooks and Dunn among potential Woodson replacement contenders

No, this is not the same as Tim McGraw making noises about running for governor, or Hank Williams Jr. threatening to challenge U.S. Sen. Bob Corker. We’re talking about Reps. Harry Brooks and Bill Dunn, whose names appear among several

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Abortion-related Constitution amendment clears Senate hurdle

SJR 127, a resolution to offer voters the chance to amend the Tennessee Constitution regarding abortion rights, was approved on Monday by the Senate in a 24-8 vote. It had previously won approval with a simple majority in both houses

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