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The Republican’s Education Bill, The Prosper Act, will do no such thing

There are currently 6 million job openings in the United States. Job openings are in part due to a huge tech oriented skills shortage. The current administration plans on gutting public education and removing subsidies that have been necessary for young adults to receive post-graduate higher education. The New Republican spending bill will likely make

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Gloria Johnson Enters Race For State House 13 Seat

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Progressive champion Gloria Johnson has announced today that she is entering the race to win back the 13th District State House seat.  Johnson was first elected in 2012 to serve the 13th district. In 2014 she narrowly lost her seat to Republican Eddie Smith by just 182 votes.  Johnson tried once again in 2016 once

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State Senator Roberts Garners Support of Payday Lenders, Big Tobacco, and Big Pharma

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As the old saying goes “follow the money”, and with the financial disclosures for candidates coming out for the 2018 election, there is no better time than the present to do so. The 25th District State Senator Kerry Roberts recent fundraising disclosure shows that the majority of his money last quarter came from political action

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Dean Makes Solutions His Priority in Bid For Governors Office

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The race for the Tennessee governor’s mansion is heating up in what promises to be the most contentious mid-term election in recent history. Historically, Tennessee has alternated between parties, generally tracking opposite the White House, although these are far from typical times in American politics. The two front-runners in terms of name recognition, and cash

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Not A Piece of Cake After All

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  A seemingly minor dispute over a wedding cake that should have been settled in Judge Judy’s court has now become a serious threat to what is left of this country’s anti-discrimination legal doctrine. The case, now known as Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, was argued in the U.S. Supreme Court last

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Beavers to Host Anti-Islam Fundraiser

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Mae Beavers, whom you may remember as a former State Senator is running as a Republican candidate for governor. In support of her campaign, she is hosting a fundraiser at Trevecca Nazarene University on January 25th under the guise of a “Homeland Security Summit.”   Three white protestant speakers that are all self-proclaimed experts on Islam

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Republicans Consider Cutting Payroll Tax Benefits

Can republicans cut Medicare and Social Security and still convince the public that they are the cause of deficits, even though they have been historically paid for in full by payroll taxes, something that all employees have been paying for generations. They basically are making the argument that it was OK to spend the payroll

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The Real Face of Federal Dependency

Everyone knows the trope, the welfare queens, sitting in taxpayer funded housing, eating lobster and steak paid for by food stamps, cranking out babies to increase that welfare check.  “She used 80 names, 30 addresses, 15 telephone numbers to collect food stamps, Social Security, veterans’ benefits for four nonexistent deceased veteran husbands, as well as welfare.

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