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  1. early and often
    Tennessee’s Expelled Democrats Are Headed Back to WorkJustin Jones has been reappointed, with Justin Pearson soon to follow, but the GOP Speaker may try another way to keep them out of the state house.
  2. early and often
    The Tennessee GOP’s Ruthless PrioritiesFor Republicans, protests are more outrageous than school killings.
  3. what we know
    Body-Camera Footage Released in Nashville School ShootingThe victims have been identified, but the shooter’s motive is not yet confirmed.
  4. early and often
    Anti-LGBTQ+ Republican Is Really Supportive of a Young Man’s NudesAfter Tennessee’s lieutenant governor defended his habit of thirsty Instagram comments, he announced he is “pausing” his social media accounts.
  5. politics
    Zooming With Tennessee Thirst Trap Franklyn McClureHe feels a little bad for the GOP lieutenant governor who liked his photos, because he knows what it’s like to be “hated on.”
  6. state income taxes
    State-Income-Tax-Abolition Fever SpreadsEven in states with no prospect of soaking tourists with high sales taxes, Republicans are stampeding toward abolishing income taxes.
  7. natural disasters
    Tennessee Flash Floods Kill at Least 22, Dozens MissingDisastrous flash floods in central Tennessee on Saturday devastated the town of Waverly, where authorities expect the death toll to rise.
  8. politics
    Tennessee Fires Vaccine Chief For Promoting VaccinesRepublicans have torn into the state’s health department after an official said teens can legally get the shots without their parents’ permission.
  9. 2020 elections
    Trump’s Candidate Bill Hagerty Wins Wild Tennessee Senate PrimaryA primary in which both candidates kept trying to outflank each other on the right was won by the original front-runner and Trump endorsee.
  10. abortion
    Anti-Abortion Activists Object to State Bans — But Only on TacticsAnti-abortion leaders are discouraging extreme state abortion laws, preferring stealth until the time is ripe for a frontal assault on Roe v. Wade.
  11. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  12. death penalty
    Tennessee Man Is First U.S. Inmate Killed By Electric Chair in Five YearsEdmund Zagorski chose to die in the electric chair to avoid the pain of lethal injection.
  13. 2018 midterms
    Poll: Democrats Lead Senate Races in Arizona and TennesseeIf Democrats can pull off an upset in the Volunteer State, their chances of taking the Senate improve dramatically.
  14. Why Diane Black’s Loss in Tennessee’s Gubernatorial Primary Doubly Hurts the GOPDiane Black’s loss in Tennessee’s gubernatorial primary is another setback for House Republicans running statewide, and also for GOP women.
  15. ‘Ego-Driven, Tired Old Man’ Corker Considers Un-retirement From SenateIt’s probably too late for Corker to win another term, but if he decides to run after all, it could fatally divide the Tennessee GOP.
  16. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  17. Bredesen Makes Tennessee Senate Race Competitive for DemocratsIn addition to Arizona, Nevada, and possibly Alabama, there’s now another place where Democrats might win a seat and even gain control of the Senate.
  18. Politicians Join Effort to Nix University of Tennessee Football Coaching HirePols helped irate fans quickly spike the school’s unpopular choice, citing complicity in the Penn State scandal.
  19. What Do We Know About Peyton Manning’s Politics?The former NFL quarterback could run for Senate from Tennessee.
  20. crimes and misdemeanors
    Two Juveniles Charged With Arson Over Deadly Tennessee WildfiresAuthorities are considering trying the pair in adult court.
  21. Fires Rip Through Towns Near Smoky MountainsThe southeastern U.S. is plagued with blazes because of record drought.
  22. Tennessee Gets a State Gun and It Is HugeThe Barrett .50 caliber rifle joins the raccoon, the cave salamander, and the tomato.
  23. Tennessee Sheriff Blames Drive-by Shooting on Beyoncé Video“As soon as you put this uniform on, you’re a target.”
  24. Donald Trump Can ‘Feel’ When Terrorism Is ComingLast night, Trump revealed that he is an actual superhero who can psychically predict terror attacks.
  25. local politics
    Tennessee Politician Busy Drinking and StalkingHe’s not getting reelected.
  26. Fake ISIS Member in Tennessee Thinks the Group Is Called ISSIHe really wanted to get arrested.
  27. death penalty
    Tennessee Brings Back the Electric ChairIn case lethal injections become unavailable.
  28. religiots
    Insane Judge Says You Can’t Name Baby ‘Messiah’Wow. 
  29. bons mots
    Difficulty of Working at Hooters Possibly Overstated“If I could make it at Hooters, I could make it anywhere.”
  30. land of the free
    Isolated-Incident WatchArson at a mosque site in Tennessee.
  31. early and awkward
    Watch Congressman Steve Cohen Being Very, Very WhiteThis is not how one should dance to rap music, or to anything.
  32. early and often
    Are Feds Closing In on Palin E-Mail Hacker?That’s what some trails left behind in the incident suggest. And it was apparently super easy, too!