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Lawmakers will convene a special session today to take up Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans. The proposal is simple, but the politics are not. Haslam’s plan is a two-year pilot project called Insure Tennessee. The deal calls on state hospitals to pay the $74 million state share to …

If you’ve listened to the radio in recent weeks, you’ve probably heard advertisements for and against Amendment 1 that both say the other side is lying. What is really a debate over the enforcement of abortion regulations has turned into a show of pro-life vs. pro-choice views. That is not even what the amendment is …

Amendment 1 is one of the potential laws up for vote during the November 4 elections in Tennessee. The amendment handles the way Tennessee legislation handles abortion from a legal standpoint. Voting “Yes on 1” would enter a text into the state’s constitution noting “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or …

By Joseph Stokes and Christof Fehrman When we learned that Alberto Gonzales would be speaking to MTSU students on how to have a successful legal career, we were disgusted.  The former U.S. Attorney General (and previously legal counsel to President George W. Bush) not only set up the legal framework and justification for the torture …