Entries by David Fowler

Teaching Colleges a Lesson

When a pro-life student group at MTSU got hit with a fee other students groups have not been required to pay, the Alliance Defense Fund stepped in, and the University retreated. Perhaps that will send a message to other universities in Tennessee: Don’t discriminate against conservatives. College campuses can be a cesspool of political correctness […]

Ben Nelson ‘Politics’ Not Welcome in Tennessee

It is a good thing to try to put a stop to politicians “selling” their vote for something they otherwise wouldn’t support in exchange for a benefit for their constituents that sticks it to everyone. That some don’t think so shows how far American politics has sunk. America got a close-up look at the ugly […]

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

While some legislators seem so aligned with the Tennessee Education Association that they never seem to question the Association’s position, the Senate Education Committee is giving a regular voice to other teachers for the first time in history. Last week we reported on how some legislators seem to walk lockstep with certain special interests, but […]

The People v. Senate Education Committee

Far too often the entrenched political machinery of the Tennessee Education Association teachers’ union is given more clout and more voice by some legislators than is given to the parents with children in the worst schools. The Scott Brown election saw the people of Massachusetts speak loud and clear when it came to not allowing […]

Aftershocks from the Supreme Court Earthquake

The Supreme Court’s ruling that Congress’ prohibition against corporate contributions violates the free speech rights of those corporations may mean that the chains the IRS has placed on the First Amendment free speech and freedom of religion rights of pastors and churches may have been broken as well. The political earthquake in Massachusetts with the […]