Entries by Editorial Staff

Reaction to Passage of Fred Thompson

Below are statements from various political figures in response to the death of Fred Thompson, 73, an actor and former United States senator from Tennessee. He died Sunday from lymphoma. Sen. Lamar Alexander: “Very few people can light up the room the way Fred Thompson did. He used his magic as a lawyer, actor, Watergate counsel, […]

Religious Indoctrination Focus of Bill by Rep. Butt

Republican state Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia wants to quell concerns among lawmakers and some parents around the state that Tennessee public schools may be inappropriately promoting Islam. Under legislation Butt has filed for consideration in the General Assembly’s 2016 session, the state board of education would be prohibited from requiring that kids be taught “religious doctrine” prior to […]