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Justice Neil Gorsuch Sworn In

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  A little more than a year after the sudden death of beloved Justice Anotin Scalia, President Donald Trump introduced Judge Neil Gorsuch to take the Oath of office to be the next Associate Justice on the Supreme Court Monday. Following a private swearing to the Oath of Office all federal…

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Steve Gill Commentary: Crony Capitalism Drives the Haslam Gas Tax Plan

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  The Haslam Administration is doling out over $113 million in tax CUTS to some of Tennessee’s largest corporations to justify over $350 million in tax INCREASES on working Tennesseans. According to the Times Free Press, just 24 large manufacturing companies will each receive tax breaks of over a million…

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Florida Middle School Teacher Fired For Inappropriate Student Survey

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  A Florida middle school teacher has been fired for giving students a survey school officials said was inappropriate, WFTS-TV in Tampa reports. Students at Fox Chapel Middle School in Spring Hill were asked to circle responses to questions asking about their comfort level in certain hypothetical situations. Those situations…

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80 Percent of Speaker Beth Harwell’s Constituents Contacted by AFP Door Knocking Oppose Gas Tax Increase

  Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Tennessee organized a Day of Action Saturday during which volunteers knocked on doors in Speaker Beth Harwell’s (R-Nashville) district asking constituents whether they were in favor of a gas tax increase, or wanted revenues from the $2 billion surplus to be used for funding of…

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Teacher Shortage Worries Tennessee Department of Education

Tennessee is scrambling to come up with ways to find and keep quality teachers in the classroom. The state Department of Education released a report last week that details the problem and outlines proposed solutions that focus especially on strengthening ties with teacher education programs in the state’s postsecondary schools. “More…

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Commentary: Democratic Party’s Anti-Trump Position Fractures Over U.S. Airstrikes on Syria

The left’s united anti-Trump front has fractured over the airstrikes on Syria, dividing establishment Democrats who applauded the military action and antiwar progressives alarmed about the specter of greater Middle East involvement. Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders, an independent who ran for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, broke with the Democratic…

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Constitution Series: Three Things That Make the United States Constitution Unique in World History

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    This is the second of twenty-five weekly articles in The Tennessee Star’s Constitution Series. Students in grades 8 through 12 can sign up here to participate in The Tennessee Star’s Constitution Bee, which will be held on September 23.   Today’s high school students may yawn when they hear…

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