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TNDP: Reorg or reboot?

The Tennessee Democratic Party has some rather existential and fundamental questions to answer, and quickly. What is a political party’s actual purpose? Is it solely to (raise money to) win elections for its nominees, regardless how (or why) they perform

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A Page from the book of campaign trail insights

Former long-shot independent U.S. Senate candidate Danny Page sent a thank-you to his supporters that included this tidbit of revelation: The campaign on the outside looked like a meager attempt to unseat a career politician that needed to be unseated.

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Turnout for what, indeed

Tennessee can claim to be better than Texas at several things, but this one is a dubious honor: the Volunteer State’s 2014 voter turnout was estimated 49th in the nation by FiveThirtyEight, right behind Mississippi’s and ahead of only Texas’.

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County primaries: Use them or lose them

I’ve gotten some energetic feedback about my latest Nooga.com column. One person called it a “disgrace.” Judge for yourself.

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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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