Friday, December 31, 2010

The Top 10 of '10

You won't want to miss my Examiner Top 10 Tennessee political moments of 2010:

The year 2010 has been one of the most eventful years in Tennessee's long and colorful political history, one that spans-when one counts the period leading up to Statehood-over 220 years. What follows here is this writer's observation of the 10 most critical and important political happenings in what could be the most action-packed State political year of my lifetime. The reader may not agree with all the picks and you might have a few of your own.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Look Back

Check out my year-end retrospective podcast-it may be the first of two.

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fair But Firm

Tennessee Republicans don't have to be vengeful, but should exact a firm hand:

Voters do not ask us to spend all of our time as a party playing petty politics when there is work to be done. However, just as Democrats spent so much of their time lording over the Legislature reminding Republicans just who ran things, Republicans need to be unafraid to remind the other party just who is in charge and the sheer size of that mandate. Tennessee Republicans have never hidden their agenda from the people of this State, and in this most recent election the Democrats couldn't hide any longer from Tennessee's more conservative electorate. Anger at Washington combined with an already-existent Republican trend from the previous State election to allow for a political realignment in this State, and Republicans should not be afraid to utilize that new authority.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Losing Tennessee

In his bid to return as RNC Chairman, Michael Steele won't have the support of Tennessee's delegation:

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appears to be on borrowed time, as
the loss of one of his key supporters and the revelation that his public supporters within the National Committee and the party are dwindling seem to be taking their toll on the GOP's embattled national Chairman. Former national co-Chair Ann Wagner seems to have the support of Tennessee's critical votes-those of Tennessee Republican Chairman Chris Devaney, Tennessee GOP Committeewoman Peggy Lambert, and Committeeman and party bylaws guru John Ryder of Memphis.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Is News Sentinel Becomeing More Fair Lately, or Is It Just Me?

Is the News Sentinel finally learning to be more fair to conservatives?:

In his column this week, Silence finally does what few at the
News Sentinel have been willing to do up to this point-say something positive about State Senator Stacey Campfield. Further, Silence has said that "everyone has to applaud" Campfield for being so open with his public life on the internet. In his column, Silence discusses whether Campfield's prediction that the General Assembly will finally take up the issue of "red light cameras" over the course of the next session will come to pass. Silence seemed so conciliatory toward Campfield that one had to wonder if this was really the News Sentinel that Silence was writing in.

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