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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 06:58

Metro Council candidate Jim Roberts — running in the District 23 race to replace the term-limited Emily Evans — has been censured by the BOPR for "impugning the integrity" of a trial court. Then he compared the BOPR to "Brownshirts" and "the Gestapo."

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 - 06:47

A group of organizations — including such unlikely allies as the Chamber and the teachers' union, along with the NAACP — have asked the school board to delay picking a new schools superintendent, essentially saying that the slate of four finalists is less-than-ideal.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 13:04

Former Jim Cooper press secretary Katie Hill has been named assistant press secretary at the White House, Politico reports.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:24

Weston Wamp has a new show on a Chattanooga sports talk station.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 10:00

A vice mayoral TV spot. What a world.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 07:05

The leader of the Kansas City teachers' union is listed as a reference by superintendent candidate John Covington:

"We called the president of the Kansas City local about the reference and she laughed, thinking it was absurd," Huth said in a media release.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 06:58

Is there something to this? Despite all his spending, Freeman hasn't budged in the polls:

So, he has 100 percent name ID, and 80 percent of the people are choosing someone other than him," Fox said.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 06:54

Now less than a month out from election day, Howard Gentry is out with his first TV ad.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 13:23

From the inbox:

"It is clear to me that the School Board needs to slow down and take a deep breath on the search for our new Director of Schools. This is the most important decision our School Board makes and there is no reason to rush the process just to meet an arbitrary deadline--one that's already been delayed once.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 11:04

Mayor Karl Dean will teach history and poli sci at Belmont after he leaves office. Read more here.