Contrarian though I like to think I am, I'm still a big believer in tradition, at least some of it. I love traditional weddings, traditional religious services (albeit as a spectator), traditional symphonies and operas and traditional meals on holidays (to me,…
In a surprise (but unanimous) decision, the Shelby County Election Commission last Thursday approved the petition of state representative Joe Towns Jr. as a candidate in the Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District.
It should be remembered, however, that Towns' name was on the 9th District primary ballot in 2006, but his minimal to nonexistent campaigning earned him an insignificant vote total ...
After a lengthy delay, during which Nikki Tinker and her
supporters became visibly restless, the feminist PAC Emily's List has finally
conferred its endorsement on the 9th District congressional
challenger, whom it had also backed during Tinker's first try for the office in
"The media were faced with the problem of how best to discredit this rising tide of protest, and settled on suggesting that the protesters didn't even know what they were protesting about.... Strange how that criticism was never leveled at the Tea Party...."
Victory involves apparent sweep of "battleground" states and tier of Midwestern rust-belt states that had been regarded as safely Democratic; Republicans will also keep control of both houses of Congress.