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In remembrance of John Jay Hooker

It was my first brush with a real, live, seersucker-clad political legend. In person and up close, John Jay Hooker commanded attention and fomented respect, whether or not one knew exactly who he was. I can still hear his baritone

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Web log for 2016-01-12

Here’s what’s at top of mind this Tuesday morning. President Barack Obama tonight will give his final State of the Union address, followed by a Republican response from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Obama’s track record as president has been

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What a nice nap. Did I miss anything?

Hello again, Tennessee. The election cycle is quickly ramping up to full-on circus mode, and it’s causing me to want to rekindle this thing. I had every intention of maintaining a steady pace of updates in the off-season that followed

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Speaker: mouthpiece or bullhorn?

The Republican-dominated Tennessee General Assembly today effectively chose its leaders for the next session. Though they won’t be official until voted on by the full House and Senate in January, House Speaker Beth Harwell, and Senate Speaker and Lt. Gov.

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He’s from Ripley, believe it or not

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