Senator Lamar Alexander’s Poll Numbers Reflect Troubles Ahead in 2020 Re-Election Effort

Lamar Alexander

As the 2018 election swings into full fury some are already looking ahead to the 2020 elections that will feature not only a Presidential cycle but also a likely reelection bid by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander. A new Tennessee Star poll of likely 2018 general election voters indicates that troubled…

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Franklin Workshop Offers to Teach People of All Ages How to Talk Politics Without Losing Friends

An Oct. 6 workshop in Franklin is offering to help high school students – or people of all ages – learn how to have political conversations without losing friends – and there is a taco feast too. The event is titled the Communications Workshop – Getting Your Friends to Understand…

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JC Bowman Commentary: Celebrate Constitution Day

Signing the Constitution painting

Our founding principles are critical as our country moves forward, if we are to survive as a nation.  It is one area in which Americans are likely to find agreement. We celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th every year.

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JC Bowman Commentary: We Remember September 11

Twin Towers

We must remember September 11th in our homes and in our classrooms and engage in this important dialogue. Never let it be said that the flame of freedom was extinguished on our watch. That can be summed up in two words: We Remember.

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Tennessee and The U.S. Constitution’s 15th Amendment

Celebrating the 15th Amendment

The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted freed former male slaves and any adult male citizen the right to vote,  was ratified by the requisite three-fourths of all states and added to the Constitution in 1870.  At the time there were 37 states, and when the 28th state…

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‘Dear Tennessee’: Get Ready for Historic Mass Migration – From Illinois

Moving to TN

More people left Illinois last year than did residents of any other state. And most of them landed in Tennessee. Why are they leaving and why do they choose Tennessee? While the violence in Chicago has received much publicity, most of those fleeing Illinois are not the ones who live…

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Commentary: Thanking Those Who Built America

trade, craftsman

Labor Day has many meanings, but one meaning is that we must recognize the incredible effort and work it took to build this great country. 

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Republican Dave Joyce Releases Bizarre Campaign Ad Distancing Himself from Trump

David Joyce

In a risky political move, Rep. Dave Joyce recently tried to distance himself from President Trump in a congressional district that the president won by 12 percentage points in the 2016 Election. Joyce, who is seeking reelection in Ohio’s 14th Congressional District, recently released an ad in which he touts…

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Vice President Pence Calls for New ‘Century of American Strength’ in Minneapolis Address

Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote address at the American Legion’s centennial convention Thursday in Minneapolis, touting the Trump Administration’s historic record of defending America’s veterans. “To all the legionares today, and every member of the legion family across America, I bring greetings and congratulations from a leader that…

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Organization Seeks to Help Middle Americans At Risk of Losing Their Pensions

POWER organization

Millions of Americans are at serious risk of losing their pensions during retirement, but few lawmakers or politicians are addressing the issue, expect for an organization known as Protect Our Workers’ Earned Retirement, called POWER for short. “It’s one of those things that’s a time bomb that’s ticking. At least…

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