Author: Joe Lance

Getting hotter in Knoxville

For longer than your correspondent has called Tennessee home, the Second Congressional District has been represented by the second John Duncan in a row, causing one family’s hold on the seat to span more than 50 years. The majority of

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Brooks is done

A small list of House seats that will not have an incumbent in 2018 added one member yesterday, when Rep. Harry Brooks announced that he is retiring from his District 19 seat. Brooks also donated his campaign treasury contents to

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SCOTUS decision to take up gerrymandering case draws applause, but wait

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case (Gill v. Whitford) challenging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering should be a hopeful signal to everyone—well, except hardline, win-at-all-cost partisans. Unfortunately but predictably, I’m finding some short-sighted takes on this news.

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Cui bono?

Tennessee Senator Mae Beavers

After Sen. Mae Beavers announced that she is running for governor, Mark Rogers mused about who might be urging her candidacy in order to stymie Sen. Mark Green’s bid. Here is a list of signatories pleading for Green’s re-entry into

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Gov. Haslam visits Woodmore Elementary, meets with school officials

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