Entries by David Fowler

Don’t Cast a Naive Vote for U.S. Senate

One thing I know from 12 years in the Tennessee Senate and another 12 years trying to work with the General Assembly is party politics and how it affects what legislators do. So, with early voting starting this week and a hotly contested U.S. Senate race on the ballot, here’s what I have to say […]

Electing People or Consequences?

Ideas have consequences, and so do elections. That’s important to remember as early voting begins this week in Tennessee. The U.S. Senate race gives Tennesseans an opportunity to vote for or against more of what Dianne Feinstein and Cory Booker demonstrated in connection with Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation and for or against a form of politics […]

November Is About More Than Candidates

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation may be a temporary conclusion to one of the basest political periods in our history, but if control of the U.S. House changes in November, Americans can expect an all-out effort by Democratic leadership to push for his impeachment. This would unleash a level of vitriol and incivility that would pale in comparison […]