Author: Judson Phillips

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Last week, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While most Republicans voted for this bill, a few did not. Some of them are good people, who had solid reasons for doing so. But some stepped up to support a bill that is good for the…

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When Bob Corker announced he would not seek reelection to the United States Senate, it set off a frenzy of moves in Tennessee political circles. Long time 7th District Congressman Marsha Blackburn announced she would run for Corker’s seat. That opened up her seat in the 7th Congressional District. And an amazingly good candidate has…

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Between the scandals and politicians trying to move up the political food chain, there are going to be a lot of changes in Washington after the 2018 election. Tennessee is seeing some of these changes, as 6th District Congressman Diane Black is running to replace the term limited, liberal governor Bill Haslam.   Black has held…

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Tea Party Nation endorses Roy Moore in the December 12th election to replace Jeff Sessions in Alabama. The special election in Alabama, triggered by Jeff Sessions’ appointment as Attorney General, has turned nasty.  Republican nominee Roy Moore is being hit from two sides. The first is friendly fire, coming from the Republican Establishment who are…

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Last week, Virginia saw a nightmare election. What should have been a winnable election was blown by an establishment nominee.  The GOP lost all three state-wide elective offices and they blew a super majority in the House of Delegates.  Now, they are either tied with the Democrats or could even lose the House of Delegates,…

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On October 3, 2017, Timothy Sloan, the CEO for Wells Fargo Bank testified before the Senate Banking Committee about the Wells Fargo Banking scandal. And once again, he proved that Wells Fargo is not only the poster child for bad behavior but they are the poster child for why we need forced arbitration reform. While…

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When conservatives start talking about races, invariably conservatives start talking about the sexy races.   The Senate, the House, the governor’s race.  Far too often, conservatives ignore other important races, such as the race for Attorney General. In most states, the Attorney General race is looked at as a warm up for the governor’s chair.  Indeed,…

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When historians write the story of the Trump administration, they may well say the end became inevitable on August 18, 2017. That was the day Steve Bannon left the White House. There are competing stories as to whether he resigned as he claims or was fired as some of the globalists in the White House…

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  2018 is almost upon us. After finally giving the Republicans the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House, what do conservatives have to show for it? Very little. The biggest problem has been Republicans sabotaging the conservative agenda. They come to their districts and states and talk about how conservative they are,…

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I celebrated my birthday yesterday. I always look both back and ahead, personally and at the greater world.  It is amazing the difference a year makes.  A year ago, after the end of the Cruz campaign, I was convinced Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States. Donald Trump won the election.…