Entries by Justin Kanew

“I CRY OVER THIS” — “Frustrated” & “Helpless” TN Leg Assistants Discuss TN’s UNEMPLOYMENT NIGHTMARES Crisis

As we and many others have reported, thousands of Tennesseans have been unable to access unemployment even since the beginning of the pandemic. The stories have been nothing short of heartbreaking. WATCH: “I have a premature baby at home and I can’t even afford preemies right now.” One of many emotional stories at the @TNDemocrats […]

OP-ED: “AMERICA KNEW” (Police Brutality Videos Are Not An Excuse, ESPECIALLY IN TENNESSEE)

“AMERICA KNEW” (Police Brutality Videos Are Not An Excuse, ESPECIALLY IN TENNESSEE) By Betsy Thorpe “Thank Goodness Everyone Has Cell Phones Now and Are Recording Acts of Vigilantism and Police Brutality, because now we see it, so now we know, and now we can change things.” At least, that seems to be the prevailing opinion […]

GOV. LEE’S WILDLY HYPOCRITICAL “RACE, JUSTICE, EQUALITY” EMAIL TO STATE EMPLOYEES

A state employee has forwarded us an email that apparently just went out to all state employees from Governor lee that touches on “race, justice, and equality”. We’ve included it below in its entirety. In it, Lee claims he’s “engaging with minority leaders”, yet he has blockaded a public plaza and turned his troopers the […]

THE GROUP BEHIND THE ANTI-MUSLIM AD ANSWERS QUESTIONS

Yesterday  the Tennessean made national news when it ran an extremely Islamophobic ad warning that Islam was going to Nuke Nashville, which the Tennessean has now called “utterly indefensible” by their own admission. It actually ran twice. They say they’re investigating how it happened, but Channel 5’s Phil Williams fairly wonders why an investigation would […]

TODAY’S HOLLER: TN GOP DISHONOR’S GAY BLACK TEEN’S MEMORY

LIKE WHAT WE’RE DOING? (chip in a few bucks HERE to help us keep growing!) (now on CASH APP: $TNHoller) TODAY’S HOLLER: TN GOP DISHONORS BLACK TEEN’S MEMORY: Talk about hypocrisy… TN Republicans have ignored the sins of confederate generals & KKK GRAND WIZARDS & CHILD SEX ABUSERS, protecting their legacy with statues and holidays — yet they tried […]

HOLLER PODCAST: LIVE with ERIK HEIPT, LAWYER in the STERLING HIGGINS CASE

Justin Kanew and Erik Heipt discuss the murder of Sterling Higgins, a Black man from West Tennessee who died at the hands of the cops in a case of police brutality. Warning to listeners that this episode contains descriptions of graphic content and racial violence. Erik Heipt is a civil rights attorney. FULL PODCAST available […]

HOLLER PODCAST: THE DEFICIT MYTH with STEPHANIE KELTON

Justin Kanew and Stephanie Kelton talk deficits, and about how many in politics have fooled us into thinking that spending money on people-centric policies is bad. Stephanie is an American economist, a professor at Stony Brook University, and she also served as an advisor to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. FULL PODCAST available on Apple […]