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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.

Virginia’s Election and the TN Legislature’s COVID Special Session

Virginia’s Election and the TN Legislature’s COVID Special Session

Nov 5, 2021 by David Fowler

The results of the Virginia gubernatorial election should be a wake-up call for Republican elected officials in Tennessee. They ought not kid themselves that Youngkin’s victory was a ringing endorsement of the Republican Party. Just as certain ...
How to Tell the Federal Government ‘No’ on COVID ‘Vaccination’ Mandates.

How to Tell the Federal Government ‘No’ on COVID ‘Vaccination’ Mandates.

Oct 21, 2021 by David Fowler

The COVID special session is put up or shut up time for our state politicians. I know from experience that they are in a tough spot. As a state Senator, I sponsored and passed legislation demanded by the federal government under the expressed threat ...
Needed: A COVID “Special Session From Hell”

Needed: A COVID “Special Session From Hell”

Oct 21, 2021 by David Fowler

This week, enough Republican members of the state Senate joined the Republican members of the state House to call for a special legislative session on issues surrounding COVID. For reasons I will explain, I think we need the kind of special session t...
Will the COVID-19 Special Session Be Special Enough?

Will the COVID-19 Special Session Be Special Enough?

Oct 14, 2021 by David Fowler

For all its deleterious effects on individuals’ lives, COVID-19 has had one potential salutary effect: It has prompted citizens to put a much-needed focus on the abuse of powers by our state and federal governments. As a result, a special sessi...

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