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Should I vote in Republican or Democratic primaries?

By Aristophanes  •  November 12, 2018

Political polarization is asymmetric. For voters like me, that’s a problem.


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Politics Chat: Who won the midterms?

By Aristophanes, Hermes and Dolos  •  November 10, 2018

Democrats captured the House, while Republicans held the Senate. Who had a better night during the 2018 midterm elections?


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Phil Bredesen is wrong to support Kavanaugh

By Hermes  •  October 5, 2018

On Friday, the Democrats’ Senate candidate in Tennessee said he was a “yes” on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.


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Politics Chat: Will the Senate confirm Brett Kavanaugh?

By Aristophanes, Hermes and Dolos  •  October 2, 2018

The crew discusses the latest news in the battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.


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Politicians shouldn’t choose our judges

By Aristophanes  •  September 28, 2018

To depoliticize federal courts, we must first depoliticize the selection of federal judges.


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Nike isn’t woke — it’s smart

By Aristophanes  •  September 8, 2018

The company is shrewdly taking advantage of Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protests to boost sales.


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Bureaucrats may contain Trump, but only voters can defeat him

By Aristophanes  •  September 6, 2018

An anonymous op-ed from a senior White House official is indeed “gutless,” but not in the way the president thinks.


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President Trump’s beef with Google is his most asinine yet

By Hermes and Aristophanes  •  August 30, 2018

In criticizing Silicon Valley, Trump is attacking the very technology that fueled his rise.


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Green Party voters: cast your protest vote another time

By Hermes  •  August 19, 2018

A vote for a Green Party candidate in November is as good as a vote for a Republican-controlled Congress.


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Presidents shouldn’t have the power to silence media

By Hermes  •  August 19, 2018

The Fourth Estate is a vital defender of public knowledge — and it’s under attack.


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6 takeaways from the 2018 Tennessee primaries

By Hermes  •  August 3, 2018

Hermes analyzes an exciting election day in Tennessee. Can Democrats pick up a Senate seat or reclaim the governor’s mansion?


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We cannot afford another constitutional convention

By Aristophanes  •  July 29, 2018

Many reformist state legislatures are calling for an Article V constitutional convention — a dangerous notion that might actually come to pass.


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Missouri Democrats stage a constitutional coup

By Aristophanes  •  July 22, 2018

Does the Missouri Constitution allow the governor to appoint a lieutenant governor when the office becomes vacant?


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The American Revolution was a good idea

By Aristophanes  •  July 5, 2018

The war for independence resulted in a better world than if the colonies had remained under British rule.


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Who should challenge Trump?

By Aristophanes  •  July 5, 2018

An American majority awaits its knight in shining armor.


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The Bible’s message to isolationists

By Aristophanes  •  June 21, 2018

Jesus didn’t teach his disciples to separate immigrant children from their parents.


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Missouri returns to politics as usual

By Aristophanes  •  June 7, 2018

With Eric Greitens’ resignation, the tenure of Gov. Mike Parson is a welcome reversion to political normalcy.


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Goodbye, Greitens

By Aristophanes  •  May 29, 2018

I, for one, wholeheartedly accept the Missouri governor’s resignation.


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For anthem protest critics, it’s not about ‘respect’

By Hermes  •  May 26, 2018

The NFL’s new restrictions on player protests, though perfectly legal, are destructive and immoral.


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In memoriam: Nashville’s mass transit plan

By Hermes  •  May 18, 2018

In municipal elections, voters chose to ignore the infrastructure crisis facing the Music City.