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What he said about Trump will shock you

This country is well into its sixth decade of absurdist politics. Wait. Let me make that clearer: there have been weird moments all along, but always in a cocktail mixed with earnestness and hope. Even the brash (Teddy Roosevelt) were

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The Google made me do it: Is the tech giant manipulating democracy?

Who or what rigs elections? Sneaky algorithms, or unskeptical voters? A Facebook comment has decided to become its own blog post. Maybe it’s trying to boost its own search ranking. (Yeah, I question that logic too.) Happy Friday. A vocal

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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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