A judgment call
Tennessee's appeals court judges "were selected by a handful of party officials in Nashville" before the system of "merit selection" was put into effect.
Little board-dom at TVA
"We have only one person on the (TVA) board, to my knowledge, who even has any corporate board experience."
Right with an asterisk
"After one year, Tennessee’s students made their biggest single-year jump in achievement ever recorded in the state."
Clear difference with Obama on cops, teachers, firemen
Tennessee Democratic Party
Says Mitt Romney has said "we don't need 'more firemen, more policemen, more teachers.' "
Shifts blame to schools
A C Wharton
"We will not ask for a tax increase to run city government."
Statutory rate? Yes. But different story for effective rate.
"The United States already has the highest corporate tax rate in the world."
Yes, but other factors play larger role
Adding ethanol to gas "raises food costs."
Opposed entirety of 2009 stimulus, not every single part
"Congressman Phil Roe hands out $1.3M government check" from a federal program that "he voted against."
Individual tests can be cheap
Says a drug test can be performed for "just $4 or $5."
State near bottom; county fares better but pays smaller share
The education tax burden for Shelby County -- and Tennessee -- is "one of the lowest in the country."
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