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In our blog, read about the political and cultural issues affecting Tennesseans written from a conservative perspective. Commentaries are typically written by David Fowler, an attorney who served in the Tennessee state Senate for 12 years before joining FACT as President.

Un-Spinning the ‘Sin’ of Spin

It’s telling that we have a television news channel with a show called The No Spin Zone. News is supposed to provide facts. But in politics everyone (it seems) tries to put “their spin” on the facts. And when it comes to campaign promises, one really…

Supreme Court or Supreme Contempt?

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kegan has given too many signals of her contempt for the law to believe that anyone would vote to confirm her. Here are just three examples. The most recent example is found in the opinion by federal District Judge…

Reaching Beyond the Border

Family Action of Tennessee, FACT's sister organization, has joined several others groups to reverse the ruling of an activist judge who thinks she can singlehandedly overturn 200 years of religious freedom in America. Many don’t realize that The…

Is a Person a ‘Top Ten’ Type Candidate?

When I think about late night talk shows, I admit having enjoyed some of David Letterman’s “Top Ten” lists. It can be pretty funny. When I think about whom to vote for, I’m mindful that God has given us his “Top Ten” list, too. Having a list…

Who Am I Voting For?

Rarely a day goes by when someone doesn’t ask me what I know about a candidate running for office. I am honored by such inquiries. I also feel the responsibility that comes with any response I give since my response may affect that person’s vote. As…

Looking for a ‘Preacher’ or a Politician?

When considering a candidate, the first thing I look for is whether the person in word and deed demonstrates an understanding of the fact that they are a “minister” of God. Yep, a thought that would send chills down the spine of any liberal and a…

Independence Day 2010

History, they say, repeats itself, and there are sure signs that American history is repeating itself. In anticipation of the celebration of Independence Day, I read the Declaration of Independence again with one eye on what the signers of that document…

How to Destroy America

America's greatest threat might not be from outside, but from within. As we consider our nation’s future and the threats to our nation, we may not realize that the greatest threat is not war with foreign nations or being overwhelmed with illegal…

National PTA Turns to the ‘Left’ on the Way to Memphis

The national PTA has told a national organization that seeks to support and befriend ex-gays who are often ridiculed and harassed by proponents of the homosexual agenda that their organization’s values are not welcome at their upcoming convention. Perhaps…

The ‘Rest of the Story’ on Comprehensive Sex Education

The comprehensive sex education (CSE) program that has been taught in a number of Davidson County high schools clearly encourages sexual activity by breaking down natural inhibitions. Not surprisingly, CSE advocates say that the high incident of teen…

Mourning a Victim This Memorial Day

When presidential adviser John Brennan said violent Muslim extremists are “victims,” he betrayed the consequence of the prevailing evolutionary worldview that makes us all victims. Man himself is a casualty we need to mourn. As we consider Memorial…

Tennessee’s Autonomous General

The office of the Tennessee’s Attorney General has been more of a focal point of political activity this year than any other year I can remember. From dealing with Washington’s health care legislation to how the Attorney General “gets” the job,…