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Editorial questions Gov. Haslam’s priorities after teacher pay reversal

J.C. Bowman, executive director of Professional Educators of Tennessee, on Tuesday penned a response to Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to delay a promised increase in teacher salaries. With the disclaimer that matters related to teacher pay have a direct impact

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Wheel turnin’ round and round

My latest column wonders why we see a number of candidates we’ve seen before, and what that means we should do about it.

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Popping the question: will you get engaged?

My latest column on looks back at 2013 and ends with a proposal for 2014.

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Count me in on counting-out party officers

Democratic Party activist, candidate, and blogger Steve Ross has a proposal that he says will help build his party and help its members communicate better. I don’t have a dog in that hunt, but I am nonetheless intrigued by Ross’s

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Not exactly a short-term fix, but still worth it

Behind the Tennessean’s paywall, Mike Koprowski opines that in order to remedy the demagoguery and strife in Washington, D.C., we need to change the rules that govern how our congressional districts are redrawn. It is not a new argument, and

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