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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Have public schools run their course? Just asking that question will irritate a lot of people, Christians included. But I think we have to ask the question, given an announcement last week by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce relative to what it wants from public education. Those who don’t ask and answer ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:45 AM by Bobbie Patray
Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Poverty, lack of food, traumatic events. These and many others are negative experiences that a large portion of Metro Nashville Public Schools' 85,300 students brings with them into the classroom every day. Framed by the question of what students need to be successful in the classroom, the Nashville ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:42 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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Tennessee’s political leadership is in the final stages of reshaping through the largest shakeup in modern history. While still Republican, the state’s new leaders are considerably more conservative than previous iterations. Gov.-elect Bill Lee, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and state House Speaker-elect ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 1:14 PM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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When the 111th General Assembly convenes on Tuesday, it will mark the beginning of a new era in Tennessee politics. There will be at least 31 new faces — 27 in the House — and more to come in the future after two special elections are decided later this year. There will be a new speaker of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 1:12 PM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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Glen Casada has served in many roles during his 17 years in state government. The former Williamson County commissioner has gone from freshman lawmaker to minority caucus chairman to committee chair until most recently serving as House majority leader. But it’s his next role that he’s relishing ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 1:10 PM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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When the 111th General Assembly begins on Tuesday, much will be new. We will inaugurate Bill Lee as our governor. Glen Casada will be elected speaker of the House. Over 30 members of the General Assembly will be new. Change can be intimidating and even chaotic. But it can also be energizing and refreshing. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 1:07 PM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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A Democratic House member introduced two proposed constitutional amendments on his party’s first day in power, one of which would abolish the Electoral College. Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee Democrat and a Judiciary Committee member, said in a statement that that proposal was inspired by his party’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 8:45 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) took her ceremonial oath of office holding her hand on a copy of the Constitution rather than a religious text such as the Bible. Vice President Pence can be seen in video of the moment ending Sinema's oath by saying the standard words, "so help you God?," to which Sinema ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 8:40 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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In a vote late tonight, House Democrats passed a bill attempting to end the partial government shutdown that also funds the Planned Parenthood abortion giant. The vote on the bill came just hours after Democrats took over the House and installed abortion activist Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. Democrats ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 8:39 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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Freshman U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib wasted no time in calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump just hours after being sworn in. Speaking to a crowd of supporters Thursday night, the Michigan Democrat and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress said of Trump: "People love you and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 8:37 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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WASHINGTON - The choice of earrings. The book that was used to swear them in. A flag outside their office.  Congress' newly sworn in lawmakers have taken bold stances in seemingly subtle ways to raise awareness and show off what makes the 116th Congress so diverse.  Here's a rundown of some of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 8:34 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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A new study found that the current Congress has the fewest Christians among its members since surveys first recorded the religious affiliation of those elected to Washington. The Pew Research Center survey found that the current 116th Congress has 471 members who identify as Christian. That’s a drop ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 8:33 AM by Bobbie Patray
Monday, 07 January 2019
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Today was Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s first day in Congress. It did not take long to see how this anti-Semitic bigot and Jihad supporter will use her newfound political power. Tlaib’s primary objective is not to improve the lives of her constituents, who live in Michigan’s impoverished 13th Congressional district. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 8:32 AM by Bobbie Patray
Saturday, 05 January 2019
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  Several new laws have now taken effect January 1.  One new law surrounding abortion that has taken effect is Public Chapter 862.  It says that if an abortion provider performs an ultrasound prior to an abortion(they almost always perform one), then they must offer the opportunity to the woman to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2019 3:41 PM by Bobbie Patray
Thursday, 03 January 2019
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  By ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN  01/02/2019 05:49 PM EST Freshman Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa will become the first Republican women to serve on the Judiciary Committee when the new Congress is seated this week, according to a roster obtained by POLITICO and confirmed ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2019 6:32 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 02 January 2019
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Schools in Brighton have been ordered to teach children as young as eight that people “of all genders” can have periods, as well as to install sanitary waste disposal units in every toilet room. The instructions were included in guidelines published by the local council earlier this month on ‘Taking ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:33 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 02 January 2019
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A lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district will be filed later this month, if the district continues its refusal to allow parents to see a series of pro-LGBT videos that their children were forced to watch in April. In a June 22 letter to the East Penn School District, Liberty Counsel attorney ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:32 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 02 January 2019
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Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a five-year-old may start to sit and listen ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:30 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 02 January 2019
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Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:28 AM by Bobbie Patray
Wednesday, 02 January 2019
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Ever wondered if all that screen time is negatively affecting your child’s brain? Bad news, I am afraid. According to all the experts, this electronic screen syndrome (ESS) is causing sleep deprivation, social isolation, behavior problems, and a hyper aroused nervous system. Some paediatricians have ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:26 AM by Bobbie Patray
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