Tennessee

Some Cities Are Promising Free College to High School Students. Does It Work?
February 21, 2014

If a college degree is the new high school diploma, why not make higher education free? These cities did.

Reforming Michelle Rhee
Running the show in D.C. didn't work out. Now in Tennessee, she's hoping cash is king.
July 08, 2013

John DeBerry Jr., a veteran House member in Tennessee, has never been fond of fundraisers. Handshakes, not dollars, make the difference in his stretch of Memphis, where he has been campaigning the old-fashioned way for nearly 20 years.

The Democrats' 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control
January 14, 2013

Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?

Texas Has Created a Costly Roadmap for Defunding Planned Parenthood
January 11, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry's anti-abortionism is proving costly for Texas.

Gun Politics Can Change. They Have Before.
December 17, 2012

Why do so many people in Washington think it will be impossible to tighten gun control?

A New Look at How the Tax Code Works for Working Families
November 19, 2012

As the clock ticks down to January 1, and lawmakers try to hash out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and address the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, new data on taxpayers in the United States--collected from federal tax returns and available down to the ZIP code level through Brookings’ EITC Interactive--provide an important perspective on the impact of the tax code on families and communities across the country. For instance, the latest EITC Interactive data--which represent tax returns filed in January through June of 2011--show that key provisions in the tax code proved responsive to the G

Go Ahead and Secede, Texas. I Dare You.
November 14, 2012

Don't mess with Texas? Don't mess with us!

Daily Breakdown: State Polls Show Obama Ahead, National Polls Show A Tight Race
October 31, 2012

The split between the popular vote and the Electoral College isn't as simple as Ohio.

The Growing Christian Movement Pushing Back Against Islamophobia
October 19, 2012

A growing number of Christian organizations are fed up with Christian Islamophobia and are fighting back.

Against Our Debate Obsession
October 16, 2012

The media's obsession with the presidential debates has reached the point of absurdity -- and threatens to damage our election process.

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