About Frank Cagle
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No Commonality: Supporters and Opponents of Common Core Talking Past Each Other
Published 04/16/2014 at 10:58 a.m.
But refusing to listen to any criticism, or seek compromise, has both sides talking past each other.
Are You Kidding? Anti-Tax Lobbyists Need to Be in a Blue State Where People Need Them, Not in Tennessee
Published 04/09/2014 at 11:10 a.m. 1 Comment
Tennessee is Exhibit A on what’s wrong with the special-interest lobbies at work today.
The Last Plantation: If You Exploit Athletes' Names and Numbers for Revenue, Shouldn't They Get Royalties?
Published 04/02/2014 at 10:28 a.m.
So if you are a star football player like Johnny Manziel, who has the nickname Johnny Football, Texas A&M gets a nice chunk of change for selling a jersey with your number on it. Does Johnny Football get a cut ...
Party Purity: While GOP Works to Win Elections, Democrats are Fighting Over Control of Their Party
Published 03/26/2014 at 10:22 a.m. 1 Comment
They are currently engaged in a grudge match for control of the state party.
Provacateurs: Students, Senators All Got What They Wanted—Notoriety and Media Coverage
Published 03/19/2014 at 10:56 a.m.
The moves were predictable, the outcome predetermined, and it provided entertainment for some and an opportunity to be outraged by people who enjoy being outraged.
Constitutional Bypass: Tennessee Joins Effort to Impose Spending Limits on National Congress
Published 03/12/2014 at 12:18 p.m. 1 Comment
It only takes 34 states to get it done. Such an amendment passed by a convention and ratified by two-thirds of the states would become law and the president and the Congress have no say in the matter.
Who Won? Liquor Stores in the Short Run, Groceries in Long Run, Consumers Never.
Published 03/05/2014 at 10:57 a.m. 1 Comment
The real losers with this bill are the consumers who will not benefit from loss leaders, sales, and the ability of grocery chains to buy in bulk and sell at a cheaper price. A 20 percent markup is required. Six ...
Two Superfluous Bills: Let's Stop Democrats From Electing Republican Supermajorities?
Published 02/26/2014 at 10:36 a.m.
Like every session, there are wrong-headed and unnecessary bills down at the Legislature. This week, let’s just look at two.
Legislative Supremacy: GOP Supermajority Can Appoint AG, Veto Judges, Take Power From Governor
Published 02/19/2014 at 10:55 a.m. 1 Comment
They can really do whatever they damn well please and I think it pleases them to do quite a bit.
April Logjam? Bill Limits Good Idea, but Speedy Session and Complicated Bills Could Be Dangerous
Published 02/12/2014 at 10:58 a.m.
It hasn’t completely reined in the Senate, of course, since there are 92 bills over there without a House sponsor and no prospect of passing, reports Capitol Hill Dean Tom Humphrey.