About Frank Cagle
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Let the People Vote: Courthouse Office Abuses Cry for Reform, But Abolishing Elections Isn't the Answer
Published 06/19/2013 at 10:49 a.m.
I have always opposed taking away the people’s right to vote and have long advocated that Tennessee elect more people to office—a state attorney general and school superintendents, for example.
What Are Core Values? We Face a Battle Over the Future of Education in Tennessee
Updated 06/13/2013 at 11:52 a.m.
Gov. Bill Haslam’s education reforms hit a couple of speed bumps this past legislative session, but his reforms may hit a brick wall come next session.
It's About Fairness: Collecting Sales Tax From Everybody Should Mean a Tax Cut for the Rest of Us
Published 06/05/2013 at 12:47 p.m. 1 Comment
It’s not an Internet tax, dammit, no matter how many times lazy headline writers call it that.
Megasite Aftermath: Effort Now is to Stop the Intermodal in New Market with Focus on County Government
Published 05/29/2013 at 11:16 a.m. 1 Comment
Property owners in New Market opposed to Norfolk Southern’s plan to build a transportation transfer point, where trailer trucks will gather to be loaded and unloaded off trains, have hired the attorney that led the fight that stopped a proposed ...
Ghostbuster! If You're a Rich Republican Who Needs Help, Who Ya' Gonna Call?
Published 05/15/2013 at 10:25 a.m.
Well, the Ghostbuster for millionaire Republicans is Tom Ingram.
One Party is No Party: Haslam, Ramsey, Harwell Either Unite or Lose Control of State Government
Published 05/08/2013 at 11:06 a.m.
One-party rule means no-party rule.
Train Wreck: You Can't Graft Obamacare onto Existing Business Models
Published 05/01/2013 at 10:24 a.m.
Politico reported last week that the Congressional leadership is having secret talks about how to exempt Capitol Hill staffers from the insurance exchanges required under the Affordable Care Act—aka Obamacare.
Shock and Awe: Knoxville Hasn't Been This Shocked Since the Butcher Banks Closed
Published 04/24/2013 at 12:05 p.m.
When word hit news websites last week that the FBI had staged a shock-and-awe raid of the headquarters of Pilot Flying J, there was a common theme expressed in my round-robin of phone calls. Nothing this shocking has happened in ...
Let's Not Do It: Killing Vouchers a Good Idea, But Not Because of Muslim Schools
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:28 a.m. 1 Comment
It finally occurred to the legislators that if you give parents in inner-city Memphis or Nashville a voucher, they may spend it at a Muslim school. They have so far been stumped: How do you allow tax money to flow ...
Commune Update: Learning About Permaculture is Fun, But the Eating is Even Better
Published 04/10/2013 at 10:39 a.m. 2 Comments
I found it disconcerting this winter to look out my back window at the snow-covered ground and see huge heads of lettuce, cabbage, and other greens shining.