Monday, March 23, 2009
Happy birthday to us
March 24 marks one year of Grand Divisions. So happy birthday to us. It has been an amazing year of state and local politics in Tennessee. Even though the presidential election overshadowed much of it, still there were a lot of great stories that came out of our state. We have tried to present the political struggles of the GLBT community as a part of the overall story, and we hope to do the same in our second year.
From our first post explaining the blog's title:
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.
We think it still fits. Here's to another year!