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Katherine Harris watch

By R. Neal
March 7, 2006 - This is going to be good. Wonder what will happen at this weekend's GOP extravaganza in Memphis? At any rate, check out this letter to the editor:

Tennessee health care legislation

By R. Neal
March 7, 2006 - In the wake of Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen essentially dismantling the state's TennCare (Medicaid) program leaving nearly 200,000 people without insurance, state lawmakers have introduced several proposed bills to address the health insurance crisis in Tennessee:  

Bribing with class

February 28, 2006 - The newswires are aglow with reports about how convicted Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham went about accepting bribes in return for hefty defense contracts from his perch at the House Appropriations Committee from 1998 to 2005:

The great Bush library land grab

February 20, 2006 - Four Texas universities are fighting to host the George W. Bush Presidential Library. And although three of them are religious schools, it appears they may be using un-Christian means to win the honor, according to the New York Sun:

Getting wired in Kentucky

By R. Neal
February 9, 2006 - According to this article, a recent study found that 33% of homes in Kentucky do not have computers, and 40% do not have internet access. But, this is a slight improvement from last year, when the findings were 35% and 45% respectively.