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Tennessee signs bill increasing penalties related to political protests to felonies,...

Tennessee signs bill increasing penalties related to political protests to felonies, which could revoke right to vote

Fifth correctional officer pleads guilty to beating inmate and covering up...

“Correctional officers must abide by and adhere to the same laws they take an oath to uphold and enforce.”

Two additional correctional officers charged with assaulting mentally ill inmate

“Correctional officers must abide by and adhere to the same laws they take an oath to uphold and enforce.”

A vote to retire two coal-fired power plants passes despite Trump’s...

"It is not about coal. This decision is about economics."

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, September 18

Who is Christine Blasey Ford, catastrophic and historic flooding, Trumps sets up tariffs, and more.

Tennessee legislators strip $250.000 from Memphis for removing Confederate statues

Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted to strip away $250,000 from Memphis’ bicentennial celebration next year in retaliation for removing the historical monuments.

Nashville mayor resigns after pleading guilty to theft

On Tuesday, Megan Barry and Robert Forrest pleaded guilty to felony theft and were both sentenced to three years of probation.

NOC on the ground – Tennessee stands up to white supremacy

NationofChange's Zach D. Roberts reports from on the ground in Tennessee, where multiple white supremacist groups plan to converge this weekend for a series of marches and rallies.

How a Mid-Sized Tennessee Town Took on Comcast, Revived Its Economy...

Even if more mergers go through, having a public option for internet, cable and phone service is always better for consumers. Chattanooga, Tennessee showed America just that, by providing municipal broadband internet to residents.

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Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.
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Pandemic profiteering: Amazon caught price gouging as Jeff Bezos’s wealth soared to $200 billion

“They are looking to maximize profit during a pandemic.”

Universal mask-wearing would save nearly 130,000 lives by spring 2021, study finds

The researchers estimated what the death toll until March 2021 would be for each state if mask-wearing and social distancing mandates are put in place, versus if they are not.

Supreme Court: A superstore for the super-rich?

This is America, after all, where rich white men can buy whatever they want, including members of Congress and Supreme Court justices.

The dangerous calls for ‘herd immunity’

As we’ve seen over decades with climate change, we are sure to begin to see actual experts like epidemiologists debating highly paid public speaking shills about herd immunity on cable news in the months ahead.