Month: November 2012


I’m thankful for the great state of Tennessee, for the people who serve in its government and who represent us in Washington, D.C., and for all of you who do your best to be citizens fully engaged in self-governing. I

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Extreme makeover: recall edition

On November 6, 2012, Chattanooga voters opted to amend their city charter by repealing one section and inserting new language having to do with recalling an elected official. Or, put another way, Chattanooga voters simply made official what a state

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Tennessee election results

For all your unofficial results from the November 6, 2012 general election, see the Secretary of State’s page.

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A five-step last-minute cram session

Some of the people nearest and dearest to my heart (ahem) have waited until today to figure out what all is on the ballot and for whom they will vote. It’s OK. I’m a huge procrastinator; it’s just that I

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Five ways to Tuesday

The Nashville Scene has produced a handy flowchart to help you decide which third party presidential candidate to support this election. I think its decision questions could use a little re-engineering, but it’s not without value. And it does help

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