GOP Establishment Panics over Conservative Frontrunner in Tenn. Race

Politico is reporting this week that Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is reconsidering his retirement and thinking about once again running for re-election. The reason? Moderate “Republicans” in Tennessee fret that the conservative likely to win the GOP nomination, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, could lose the general election. I’m admittedly not familiar with the political dynamics in Tennessee. But I am familiar with this story, which we’ve witnessed many times before. It goes like this: The big business-corporatist-establishment wing of the Republican Party panics that a genuine conservative might win the GOP primary. They then put forward their own favored candidate against the conservative,

VICTORY: Court Upholds Pro-Life Amendment to Tennessee Constitution

An amendment to the Tennessee state constitution that has been stuck in limbo for over three years was finally upheld by an appeals court ruling on Tuesday. Hailed as a victory by pro-lifers, this decision means that the 2014 ballot measure removing the right to abortion from the Tennessee constitution is no longer at risk of being struck down. Brian Harris, president of Tennessee Right to Life, applauded the court’s decision saying, “Today’s ruling is vindication of the state’s amendment process and victory for the thousands of pro-life Tennesseans who sacrificed to see Amendment 1 passed. Amendment 1, which passed