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Youngest Tennessee delegates sense opportunity

Hensley has also been actively involved with Young Americans for Freedom, a nationwide activist group founded by conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr. back in...

Tennessee AG says transgender restroom bill puts school funding at risk

Both bills — and especially the restroom bill — are backed by the conservative Family Action Council of Tennessee, or FACT. Songwriter and producer Desmond...

Carl Leubsdorf: Did McConnell miscalculate by blocking Supreme Court nominee?

ReutersConservative groups have countered them by accusing GOP senators agreeing to meet with Garland of being RINOs (Republicans in name only), warning Garland would be...

Election Commission requesting $125K for staff increase

(Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal). Posted: 3:36 p.m. ... "Supposedly he was being conservative, but it was a mistake," Lester said. "Once you let a...

“Bicycle helmet” safety bill becomes bill targeting TEA dues deduction in state Senate

NASHVILLE — The state Senate approved a bill Monday to ban local school districts from deducting dues for the Tennessee Education Association from teachers' paychecks...

Beifuss: 'Mad Max,' 'Brooklyn' among 2015's best movies

Most of the digitally animated action takes place inside the literal Headquarters of an 11-year-old girl's mind, where plucky Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), morose...

Mozart's 'Magic Flute' from Opera Memphis, 'Nut ReMix' and more

Brown was among a dozen students and community-based youth-and-arts organizations honored with the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award presented by first lady...

Movie Capsules: What's Showing

Debuting feature director Jefferson Moneo helmed this Saskatchewan-set contemporary “noir Western” about a grifter (Nadia Litz) who will do anything to protect her criminal teenage...

Movie Capsules: What's Showing

***½ Championed by conservative media, Clint Eastwood's latest inquiry into the attractions and consequences of violence has become the surprise blockbuster of 2015, but this...

Movie Capsules: What's Showing

HHH½ Championed by conservative media, Clint Eastwood's latest inquiry into the attractions and consequences of violence has become the surprise blockbuster of 2015, but this...

Movie Capsules: What's Showing

HHH½ Championed by conservative media, Clint Eastwood's latest inquiry into the attractions and consequences of violence has become the surprise blockbuster of 2015, but this...

Movie Capsules: What's Showing

HHH½ Championed by conservative media, Clint Eastwood's latest inquiry into the attractions and consequences of violence has become the surprise blockbuster of 2015, but this...

Book Review: Michael S. Roth argues for the necessity of a liberal-arts education

Roth's argument — with support from thinkers, including Thomas Jefferson, Jane Addams, John Dewey and Richard Rorty — dismantles the assumptions behind such questions. “It's...

Theodore R. Johnson III: Social conservatism is the way the GOP can win with ...

Research highlighted by professors Sherri Wallace and Angela Lewis in the paper “Compassionate Conservatism and African-Americans” shows that although black voters routinely support the Democratic...

Palin endorses Carr in race for Lamar Alexander's Senate seat

Alexander has broad support from conservative grassroots Tennesseans, as well as endorsements from National Right to Life, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Fred Thompson, Mike...

Sen. Alexander: Confident of re-election, but taking nothing for granted

Mike Huckabee, Alexander jokes that he's like a warm-up act at the Grand Ole Opry. But when he segues to the ... Joe Carr, the...

Carr wins tea party backing, Alexander calls for border security, Ball wants ...

DigiNews Chris McDaniel's challenge of Cochran. “Two issues that are really hot button with us ... Carr and Memphis radiologist George Flinn are struggling to emerge...

Carr wins tea party backing, Alexander calls for border security, Ball wants ...

Chris McDaniel's challenge of Cochran. “Two issues that are really hot button with us ... Carr and Memphis radiologist George Flinn are struggling to emerge...

GOP can and needs to broaden base, Christie tells Germantown audience

Chris Christie speaks during the opening of Sen. Lamar Alexander's Memphis area campaign headquarters. ... “His career has been a testament to that,” Christie told...

Panel member: Politics affect decisions on Tennessee judges

San Francisco Chronicle NASHVILLE — A leading conservative member of the commission that evaluates Tennessee's appellate judges says the panel was influenced by partisan politics in...

Panel member: Politics affect decisions on Tennessee judges

NASHVILLE — A leading conservative member of the commission that evaluates Tennessee's appellate judges says the panel was influenced by partisan politics in deciding whether...