Kal Dwight 
Member since Apr 2, 2014

Stories of THE Party

  1. Brooks Charged with Misdemeanor Assault; Trial Set For July 25

    Judge Bill Anderson, Jr., recuses himself, necessitating appointment of a special judge to hear the case next month; incident further complicates election picture for Brooks, others.

  2. Here’s Your List: A Teeming Roster of Candidates to Kick Off the Election Year on May 6

    UPDATE: Kenneth Moody, whose filing information was previously incomplete on the Election Commission roster, has qualified to run in the Democratic Party for Juvenile Court clerk.

  3. Even More Campfield: He Introduces 'Don't Say Gay II'

    ADD-ON: But is there another, more constructive Campfield that his madcap legislation obscures?

  4. Dogs, Ponies, and a Shelved Initiative: The Sexual Orientation Vote for Dummies

    How administration pressure and attorneys’ advice combined to force a delay — and a possible, but not inevitable, defeat for an anti-discrimination proposal down the line. (REVISED AND EXTENDED)

  5. Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Hinges on a Head Count

    Council sponsor Lee Harris is hoping two more colleagues will commit themselves to inclusion of LGBT categories.

  6. Jeanne Richardson Soldiers On in a New District

    Dispossessed of her District 89 by reapportionment, legislature's "most liberal" member takes on John DeBerry in District 90.

  7. Harold Ford Jr. Does Video for Marriage Equality

    Former Memphis congressman, now a New Yorker working on Wall Street, says, "I've listened, and I've learned," to explain reversal of position from 2006 Tennessee Senate race.

    With VIDEO

  8. Cohen Gets Goin’ at Headquarters Opening

    with VIDEO

  9. The Christie Songsheet: Will It Play for Lamar in Tennessee?

    with VIDEO

  10. Good News, Bad News for Shelby County Democrats

    Recent events point to both possibilities for Democrats locally and statewide.

  11. Election Commission Certifies May 6 Results, Including Disputed District 10

    Jones will continue seeking overturn of defeat by Milton, citing technical grounds; meanwhile, new issue looms in change of Election Commission employees’ status.

  12. Beleaguered Chattanooga Councilman, in Memphis, Gets a Little Help From His Friends

    Chris Anderson, fighting a recall effort aimed at his being gay, attracts support from some blue-ribbon Democrats at Wednesday night fundraiser.

  13. Stacey Campfield’s "Train Ride" to Ignominy

    Compares Obamacare Sign-Ups to Hitler’s Final Solution. Really. The GOP state senator's own party chairman disowns him.

  14. A New Election Cycle Starts

    Meanwhile, the GOP has its ups and downs: the annual Lincoln Day banquet is held here, but — Campfield.

  15. Shelby County’s Wacky Political Week for Dummies

    Featuring Henri Brooks in jail, the local electoral outlook for the two major parties, and the sudden prospect of a real contest for the U.S. Senate.

  16. Shelby County Judicial Races: The Parties Choose

    Democrats and Republicans make their endorsement lists, but does partisanship skew the issue?

    Kal Dwight says:


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  17. Party Judicial Endorsements Are a Bad Idea

  18. Coming Soon: Stacey Campfield: THE MUSICAL!!!

    Kal Dwight says:

    NOT our party

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  19. “Lest Ye Be Judged”

    Candidates for Shelby Country judicial positions are running scared from now until August 7th.

  20. Trojan Horse Politics: Two Pols Who Invade the Other Party's Turf

    The GOP's Paul Boyd wants everybody to know "their clerk;" the Democrats' Manoj Jain is interested in an "exchange of views." Both turn up regularly at their opposite numbers' shindigs.

  21. Call This a Debate? Candidate Endorses His Opponent in Commission District 12

    But dropout candidate Alvin Crook, yielding to Van Turner, tells Latino Memphis forum he plans city race next year and says, "I'm not the only 'crook' in politics. but I'm the only Crook you can trust."

  22. Redirecting the Mainstream

    A large TEP-fundraiser crowd — including numerous candidates — confirmed the emergence of gays as a political force.

  23. What on earth does Rick Maynard mean by "Kardashian Politics?"

    Hint: It has to do with Carlos Danger, an out-of-control media, and other desperadoes. (And, yes, there's a local angle!)

  24. Getting There From Here

    Tennessee Democrats face a long and difficult road back to power.

  25. More About That Henri Brooks Brouhaha

    A week later, local Democrats are still worriedly measuring the fallout from an outspoken County Commissioner’s remarks.

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