Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mancini Calls for GOP Leaders' Resignation Over Cover Up...Buzz for 1-26-16

Anti-voucher groups urge bill's defeat

State Lawmakers Take A Swipe At Tennessee Education Association

Democratic chief calls for resignation of House GOP leaders

Today’s AP wrap-up on ‘sorely disappointed’ Durham

Friday, January 22, 2016

Headline: "TN Lawmakers Act Goofy"...This is NOT News, People!

Our state is in deep trouble.

Tennessee Lawmakers Act Goofy, Attack Each Other Over Car Pollution

Bill would create September legislative session

Haslam reveals his 2016 legislative agenda

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

TN Legislature Controlled by Dark Money...More from the Buzz

With Todd out for surgery, House leadership plans to force vouchers through

State bill would prohibit affordable housing mandates

Group Hopes To Rekindle Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage In Tennessee

‘Dark money’ remains a problem in Tennessee politics

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Buzz for 1-19-16: Lt. Gov Ramsey Runs This State and Don't You Forget It!

Marriage defense, school vouchers among 4 bills to watch

TN legislature low on women, high on businessmen and Christians

Religion often intersects with Tennessee politics

Ramsey: Insure Tennessee doesn't have a chance

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Nation Tells us Why We Need Bernie Sanders as Our Next President

This is  a must read for any rational voter who makes their voting decisions for themselves. An excerpt:

Voters can trust Sanders because he doesn’t owe his political career to the financial overlords of the status quo. Freed from these chains of special interest, he can take the bold measures that the country needs. Sanders alone proposes to break up the too-big-to-fail banks; to invest in public education, from universal pre-K to tuition-free public college; to break the power of the insurance and pharmaceutical cartels with Medicare for All reforms. He alone proposes to empower workers with a living wage. He alone stands ready to put Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and to confront climate change by making the United States a leader in renewable energy. His audacious agenda proves that money in politics doesn’t widen debate; rather, it narrows the range of possibility. While Sanders understands this, we fear that his chief rival for the Democratic nomination does not.

I hope you'll take the time to read this essay from The Nation:

The Nation endorses Bernie Sanders

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Buzz: TN Legislature Back In Session...Time to Hide Women, Children, and Checkbooks

(Someone has to ask the question..."Why was Jeremy Durham elected Majority Whip, given his criminal past, and what does he have on GOP leadership that has prevented them from getting rid of him?")

Speaker Harwell and the Wimp Factor

Bill would allow private schools to allow guns on campus

Legislature Convenes, 'Unusual Meetings' Ensue

Undisclosed dollars dominate campaign spending

AP on Durham’s past ‘questionable behavior’

Friday, January 8, 2016

Buzz: Chancellor of TN Board of Regents Resigns Calling Haslam Plan "Unworkable"

Prison chief: New definitions mean assault totals to rise

Haslam taps Page for state Supreme Court

Chancellor John Morgan Leaves Tennessee Board Of Regents With Parting Shot At Haslam

Sunday, January 3, 2016