Admittedly, the title is a little comical. The three stars on the Tennessee flag stand for the three "grand divisions" of our state's geography. But "grand divisions" also strikes me as a way of describing the debates currently confronting Tennessee. We've seen growing partisanship in the last few years and there's no sign of a reversal. Nevertheless, there is a strong tradition of community and an effort to establish consensus and cohesiveness in Tennessee's political culture. I suppose that's the "grand" part.
This blog will explore the divisions both grand and not so grand that confront Tennessee politics today. While this effort is produced by members of the Tennessee Equality Project, the state's largest GLBT organization advocating for equality, we will deal with a variety of issues at the state and local level. Occasionally we will post about national issues that either shape Tennessee or have a Tennessee angle.
We welcome you here and hope that you will find yourself informed and provoked to further thinking about the future of Tennessee.