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Freedom in the 50 States: freedom has a big cost (Koch, Mercatus Center, GMU) - 03/28/13

... Dakota, followed by South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. Meanwhile, the least free state is New York, followed by California, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Rhode Island. It's worth pointing out that four of the five most free states (all but NH) are subsidized by three of the least free states (NJ, CA, and NY) [2]. Unless you happen to live in a "free" state and you like it, you...

On pollution, Tea Party are socialists (Lamar Alexander, EPA, coal, TP Nation, Judson Phillips) - 11/24/12

... movement) is (Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee) whom tea-party activists see as too centrist, citing examples such as his vote last July against blocking an Environmental Protection Agency regulation on utilities. "He is much too close to the Democrats," said Katherine Hudgins, a tea-party activist from Murfreesboro, Tenn. "We believe he's an environmentalist at heart. He's gone to the dark...

Do red states give more to charity than blue states? - 08/20/12

... Mississippi (7.2%), Alabama (7.1%), Tennessee (6.6%), and so on. While those are the highest percentages, in actual dollar terms residents of California give more than than the top eight percentage givers combined (Utah, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Idaho, Arkansas, and Georgia). Not only does California give more in dollar terms to charity than those red and mostly Southern...

DHS undercuts 287g immigration enforcement in Nashville (wants most screened to be serious offenders) - 10/24/10

... county containing Nashville, Tennessee: Earlier this year, federal officials decided the Davidson County Sheriff's 287(g) program that screens the immigration status of incarcerated foreign nationals was targeting too many minor criminal offenders and not enough felons. Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall's controversial program is supposed to place a priority on screening foreign nationals who...

Tennessee: Roy Herron and Glenn Reynolds think you're stupid - 03/17/10

... Democrat running for Congress in Tennessee. Glenn Reynolds reprints an email he received from Herron (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/95867):

Bill Frist helps Huffington Post smear half the Republicans in Tennessee - 10/16/09

... (huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/16/frist-addresses-tennessee_n_323639.html): Speaking at a conference in Washington D.C., the Huffington Post asked the former Senator about a recent survey which showed 47 percent of Tennessee Republicans and 34 percent of the entire state thought Obama was constitutionally ineligible to hold office. Frist replied that there was a need to have "good people [in...

WSJ discovers: Americans compete with immigrants for jobs (Miriam Jordan) - 05/24/09

... Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals/Tennessee Residents Compete for Work They Once Scorned; An All-Night Wait for Slaughterhouse Shifts" (link). The immigrants in this case appear to be all or almost all legal workers, including refugees and those allowed to come here under the diversity lottery. And, they're all competing for jobs at a Tyson Foods plant in Shelbyville, TN. Not only that, but many came...

Most literate cities of 2008: NYC at #24, L.A. at #56 - 12/26/08

... (Kentucky), Nashville-Davidson (Tennessee), Tulsa, and Oakland. Scrolling frantically down the page, we find Los Angeles at #56, beaten out in turn by Newark, New Jersey; Riverside; and Plano, Texas. Important note: We did beat out Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield. Hold your heads high, Angelenos!

Hundreds arrested at Pilgrim's Pride plants (immigration raids, identity theft) - 04/16/08

... chicken processing plants in Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, and West Virginia (link). The company participated in the E-Verify program and cooperated with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The arrests were for identity theft and document fraud in addition to being illegal aliens and/or criminal aliens. There were also smaller, unconnected raids at Shipley Donuts in Houston (a...

Lawsuit claims Tyson Foods conspired with LULAC to hire illegal aliens - 11/06/07

... S. District Court in Eastern Tennessee [Trollinger v. Tyson] claims Springdale-based Tyson Foods knowingly hired illegal aliens to work for wages below what American workers would take. It was filed in April 2002 on behalf of former Tyson workers in several states, not including Arkansas. ..."We believe Tyson has used its relationship with LULAC to help carry out a 'willful blindness' policy...