Laura Brown

Laura Brown

Laura Brown is a Tennessee-raised businesswoman and writer. She has graduate degrees from Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee. You can follow her on Twitter @LBonPlanetEarth

Photo illustration by John Partipilo.

Legislative takeover looks like fascism

By: - March 11, 2023

What do you call it when a group of legislators pass legislation that is designed to intentionally make a place worse?  As far as I know, there isn’t a specific term for this, but it could be described as “malicious legislation” or “destructive legislation.” The idea that a group of legislators would intentionally create laws […]

Tennessee State Capitol. (Photo: John Partipilo)

The Biden administration announces plans to seize control of the Tennessee Legislature

By: - February 14, 2023

Imagine yourself reading the following New York Times breaking news story: WASHINGTON, DC – Democrats in Congress have introduced a new federal law that would specifically target Tennessee by reducing its number of total state house seats by half. Senate Bill 1 has been introduced by leadership as ‘The TITANS Act: Tennessee Is Targeting American […]