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CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – The regular season for the 2022 football season is scheduled to begin next week. As each Montgomery County team continues to prepare for their Opening Day game, they have the chance to show off their skills to the Clarksville community on Friday, August 12.

Montgomery County is hosting two jamborees this Friday. Three scrimmages will take place at Northeast High, while three additional scrimmages will take place at Clarksville High.

Matchups Location Time
Rossview vs. North West NHS 6:00 p.m.
Montgomery Central vs. Fort Campbell NHS 7:00 p.m.
Northeast vs. Fort Campbell NHS 20:00
West Creek vs. East Hickman CHS 6:00 p.m.
Kenwood vs. Christian County CHS 7:00 p.m.
Clarksville vs. Christian County CHS 20:00

Scrums have been formatted where each game has 55 minutes to complete both quarters of play. The ball will be placed on the 20-yard line at the start of each game. Additionally, each team will only have one 30-second timeout during the competition. Tickets can be found on Go Fan, and they’re priced at $7.

As for Clarksville Academy, it is expected to participate in the East Robertson Jamboree, where it will face Houston County. The scrum is set for Friday at 4:40 p.m.

]]> 5 companies coming soon to Round Rock https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/5-companies-coming-soon-to-round-rock/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:35:00 +0000 https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/5-companies-coming-soon-to-round-rock/

From a popular pizzeria to new school campuses, several businesses will be coming to Round Rock starting in August.


Central day school, a new Mother’s Day program affiliated with Central Baptist Church, located at 301 Lake Creek Drive, Round Rock, is registering now. The fall program begins September 6 and will offer a preschool option for children ages 2-4. Questions about the program can be directed to Program Director Tricia Lopez at [email protected] 512-532-4658. www.centralrr.com/cds

The learning experience will open a new location at 1101 Louis Henna Blvd., Round Rock, in September. The daycare has multiple locations in the Austin area and offers an exclusive Learning Experience Program, or LEAP, for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old that focuses on play to make learning engaging. The all-inclusive program is created to meet national standards. https://thelearningexperience.com/center/round-rock

Coffee Mojo will tentatively open in August in a new mall under construction at 3100 RM 1431, Round Rock. The Texas-based coffeehouse chain was scheduled to open in June but is delayed due to construction hurdles, according to a company representative. Mojo Coffee has locations in Burnet, Marble Falls, Liberty Hill, Lampasas and Austin. www.mojodrivethru.com

Sharetea will open this fall at 3107 S. I-35, Ste. 770, round rock. Founded in 1992, Taiwan-based Sharetea serves boba teas and a variety of infused, milk and fruit teas. Sharetea is present in 18 countries. www.1992sharetea.com

The location of Round Rock Via 313 at 2111 N. I-35, Ste. 380, will open Aug. 15, according to a company representative. The restaurant specializes in Detroit-style pies and serves pizza, salads, appetizers, desserts, and has a full bar. www.via313.com

Charter coalition sues Biden administration over rule changes https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/charter-coalition-sues-biden-administration-over-rule-changes/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 21:50:54 +0000 https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/charter-coalition-sues-biden-administration-over-rule-changes/

A coalition of charter schools in Michigan and Ohio is suing the Biden administration over new rules governing charter start-up grants for schools across the country.

“This attack on charter schools is not only deeply unfair to children who would benefit from educational alternatives, it is illegal,” said Pacific Legal Foundation lawyer Caleb Kruckenberg, whose organization announced on Monday that it represented the coalition “for free”.

The Association of Michigan Public School Academies and the Thomas B. Fordham Institutean Ohio-based charter school licensing body and a conservative think tank, are named plaintiffs in the case court casewhich takes aim at changes made by the US Department of Education to the way chartered startups apply for the federal government Charter School Program grants to help schools launch and grow enrollment.

The impacts of charters on school districts have been a longstanding concern in Idaho. State funding for K-12 has been tied to average daily student attendance for years, but the state has shifted to enrollment-based funding since the pandemic. As charter enrollment increases in the Gem State, so does their share of state funding.

Earlier this year, charter advocates across the state joined a nationwide call to drop originally proposed changes to the grantmaking process, which ranged from creating a federal definition of “community impact” to protect the financial interests of school districts to require states to prioritize grants for applicants who partner with districts.

Charter advocates in Idaho last month offered mixed reviews of several revisions to the proposal in the wake of the blowback.

The new round of changes are “manageable, but still frustrating and bureaucratic,” said Terry Ryan, CEO of the Idaho Charter Support Group. Blue.

The lawsuit announced Monday targets changes that are stalled, including one that shortens the window for submitting grant applications this year to 30 days. Go here to see the other changes.

“Congress has given clear instructions and criteria for the distribution of these funds; however, the DOE has issued a new rule that makes it much more difficult to obtain these grants,” the Pacific Legal Foundation said Monday.

CSP grants have had a big impact on Idaho’s K-12 landscape over the years. The money — just over $17.5 million scattered across the state since Bluum began administering the grants in 2019 — has helped launch or expand 22 Idaho charters, according to the Bluum count. The program has disbursed billions nationwide since its inception nearly 30 years ago.

Disclosure: Bluum and Idaho Education News are both funded by grants from JA and the Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation.

About Devin Bodkin

EdNews associate editor and reporter Devin Bodkin is a former high school English teacher who specializes in stories about charter schools and the education of students living in poverty. He lives and works in eastern Idaho. Follow Devin on Twitter @dsbodkin. He can be contacted by email at [email protected].

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Cooper defends racial discrimination https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/cooper-defends-racial-discrimination/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 05:01:11 +0000 https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/cooper-defends-racial-discrimination/

Because I’m an inveterate optimist who likes to think the best of others, I’m going to assume, for the purposes of the following argument, that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and former Governors Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Bev Perdue sometimes sign documents that they have not read carefully.

I make this assumption because they and several other Democratic governors and former governors of Southern states have just intervened as amici curiae in a case before the Supreme Court of the United States. Its judges are considering two related cases challenging the use of racial preferences by the admissions departments of Harvard, the nation’s oldest private university, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s oldest public university. .

Specifically, both universities currently engage in rampant and indefensible racial discrimination. To a significant number of high-achieving Asian and White applicants, they basically reply: you are well-prepared to succeed on our campus, but you are the wrong color. Therefore, you will not be admitted.

The amicus brief submitted on behalf of the Governors shuffles around this basic truth, kicking up a lot of dust in an attempt to cover it up. The attempt fails.

The brief states, for example, that “appreciation of diversity is a deeply held value” and that “diversity in student bodies also encourages civic engagement and promotes skills that future leaders need, such as openness to debate and a willingness to seek out different viewpoints”. Agreed! But in this context, defining diversity in racial or ethnic terms is absurdly narrow and grotesquely offensive.

If the goal were truly to foster debate and discussion of differing viewpoints on campus and beyond, for example, universities would use their admissions policies to create groups of students who relate to society broadly in terms of religious sentiment, partisan affiliation and personal philosophy.

I wouldn’t be in favor of that either, but it would make more sense. We can be reasonably sure that students who identify as Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and atheists have real differences of opinion about the nature of existence and the meaning of life. Same for Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, etc. Can the same be said of students who are attached to racial and ethnic labels, as if there is a “white” or “black” or “Hispanic” opinion?

The amicus brief also presents an extensive argument that certain racial and ethnic minorities are statistically underrepresented in higher education compared to the general population. Agreed! However, that has little to do with the issue at hand.

Students for Fair Admissions sued Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill. His case involves other very selective universities, of course. But if that prevails, ending racial discrimination in admissions, some students who might otherwise have gone to UNC-Chapel Hill will instead be admitted to, say, UNC-Greensboro (one of my alma maters). Given that some campuses are experiencing declining enrollment and others are not being selective in the first place, there is simply no possibility that a plaintiffs’ victory will have any discernible effect on students’ college attendance. belonging to minorities.

Again, remember what the current policy does. It basically tells a significant number of high performing Asian and White applicants the following: you are well prepared to succeed on our campus, but you are the wrong color. Therefore, you will not be admitted.

On the contrary, insists the brief filed on behalf of the governors. “Racial discrimination has no place in American society,” he said. “But careful consideration of race as a factor in an individualized assessment of a college applicant is not discrimination.”

It is, to paraphrase Jeremy Bentham, staggering nonsense on very high, rickety stilts. These universities don’t use race and ethnicity as positive factors to break some ties. The proportions are savagely biased. Advantaged students with lower GPAs and test scores are consistently admitted over disadvantaged students with higher GPAs and test scores.

UNC-Chapel Hill engaged in widespread discrimination. I wish current and former Democratic governors of North Carolina hadn’t signed their names in defense of her.

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Watch Roger Waters’ heated TV argument over ‘communication’ https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/watch-roger-waters-heated-tv-argument-over-communication/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 21:31:23 +0000 https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/watch-roger-waters-heated-tv-argument-over-communication/

Roger Waters engaged in a heated discussion on television, challenging a reporter’s stance on global politics and the war – but adding that it had been a “pleasure” debating with him.

CNN’s Michael Smerconish appears to have set out to push Waters into controversial territory, although the musician is well known for happily going there anyway.

The interview – which can be seen below – began with a question about the intro to Waters’ This is Not a Drill shows, where he tells the audience, “If you’re one of those ‘I like Pink Floyd but I can’t stand the Roger politics people, you better fuck off at the bar right now. When asked if he really wanted people to leave, the musician replied, “You never know; these people, if they’re sitting in a community like my audience… there’s such a sense of communication in this room between me and the audience, and between us combined with all of our brothers and sisters all over the rest of the world.

He continued, “If This is Not a Drill has any message, it’s that we need to communicate with each other.” This led Smerconish to say that he didn’t always agree with Waters’ messages, but he replied: “I only have one message: ‘Two strangers passing in the street / By chance, two passing glances meet / And I am you and what I see is me This is my message and it was on mingle it was in 1970; and basically my message hasn’t changed – I recognize your humanity but I recognize all Russians and Chinese and Ukrainians and Yemenis and Palestinians.

The discussion turned to Waters’ labeling of US President Joe Biden as a ‘criminal’ who was ‘just getting started’ after he had already hammered Donald Trump on a previous tour. Waters blamed the Biden administration for failing to stop the invasion of Ukraine from happening, saying, “This war is basically about NATO action and reaction pushing to the Russian border – which they promised not to do when Gorbachev negotiated the withdrawal. of the USSR from all of Eastern Europe.

When Smerconish argued that the United States had a role as ‘liberators’, Waters replied, ‘You have no role as liberators…you entered World War II. [because of] Pearl Harbor. You were completely isolationist until that sad, devastating and horrible day. … Thank goodness the Russians had already won the bloody war, almost, by then. Don’t forget that 23 million Russians died protecting you and me from the Nazi threat.

Drawing a comparison to the Russian view of the current conflict in Eastern Europe, Waters said, “Try to figure out what the United States would do if the Chinese put nuclear missiles in Mexico and Canada.” Smerconish countered that China was too busy “encircling” Taiwan to turn on the United States, but Waters argued: “They’re not encircling Taiwan – Taiwan is part of China and that was absolutely accepted by the US. entire international community since 1948.”

He then described allegations that China committed human rights atrocities on its own citizens as “bullshit”, saying that, unlike the United States, “the Chinese did not invade the Iraq and killed a million people in 2003”. He insisted, “You can’t have a conversation about human rights and you can’t have a conversation about Taiwan without reading.

Closing the debate, Smerconish said that when he read, he read Waters’ liner notes. The pair ended with a handshake as Waters laughed, “It’s always a pleasure.” Deadpan Smerconish: “Is it?”

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Abcarian: “Europe’s far-right racist anti-Semitic strongman” addresses CPAC (Title by Viktor Orban) https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/abcarian-europes-far-right-racist-anti-semitic-strongman-addresses-cpac-title-by-viktor-orban/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 10:03:40 +0000 https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/abcarian-europes-far-right-racist-anti-semitic-strongman-addresses-cpac-title-by-viktor-orban/

Do you hate the title?

Blame Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

He practically dictated it to me from the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas on Thursday after criticizing the “left-wing media.”

“I can already see tomorrow’s headlines,” Orban said after the right-wing crowd greeted him with a standing ovation. “‘Europe’s far-right racist and anti-Semitic strongman – Putin’s Trojan horse – holds a speech at a conservative conference.'”

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Well, Mr. Orban, I really couldn’t have said it better myself.

Except you left out a few important names: homophobic, populist, white Christian nationalist, xenophobic and, of course, Tucker Carlson and Fox News darling, authoritarianism lover.

It is a measure of how badly our political discourse has deteriorated that a man responsible for leading his country from democracy to autocracy during his long political career is celebrated as a hero by American conservatives who clearly aspire to a Viktor Orban of their own. . (And almost having one in Donald Trump. It’s terrifying to imagine what this country would look like if the former president had prevailed in 2020.)

The Republican embrace of Orban is further proof that the GOP has lost its moral compass, if not its damn mind.

On July 23, Orban caused an uproar when he argued that Europeans should not “become mestizo peoples”. One of his advisers, who is Jewish, tendered his resignation, describing his remarks as “a pure Nazi text worthy of Goebbels”. The United States said the remarks clearly evoked “Nazi racial ideology” and denounced them as “inexcusable”.

Although Orban has been churning out this kind of racist garbage for years, his relatively recent embrace by the American right – including Steve Bannon, who worked for him in 2019, and Carlson, who visited Hungary last year. latest – boosted its international profile. Their praise and attention helped reinforce what The New York Times described as “Orban’s mission to establish Budapest as an ideological center for what he sees as an international conservative movement.”

“We must join forces!” Orban told the CPAC crowd.

In a recent New Yorker article, writer Andrew Marantz interviewed conservative writer Andrew Sullivan about the bizarre phenomenon of American conservatives’ infatuation with Orban.

“If these people think the far left is hijacking American society in dangerous ways, then yes, I agree,” Sullivan told Marantz. “But to go from that to ‘let’s embrace this authoritarian leader in this remote European country, and maybe try a version of that model with our own charismatic leader back home’ – I mean, that leap is just weird and frankly stupid .”

Last week in Texas, Orban fired up the crowd, praising the Lone Star State for its “independence, freedom and sovereignty”, adding: “Hungary is Europe’s Lone Star State”.

He rattled off many worn-out right-wing cliches: Ronald Reagan defeated communism; progressive liberals and communists are birds of a feather; the “eggheads” of the European Union are looking for it; Western civilization must be saved from the likes of fellow Hungarian George Soros, the pro-democracy Jewish philanthropist whose mere mention among conservatives evokes the kind of chills reserved for figures like Voldemort.

In Hungary, Orban said, “we have introduced a zero-tolerance policy on racism and anti-Semitism, so accusing us is fake news and those making these claims are just plain fools.”

In case you think a man who described the waves of refugees as “Muslim invaders” during Europe’s recent migration crisis is some kind of religious fanatic, let Orban allay your fears.

“Don’t worry,” he said last week, “a Christian politician can’t be racist. Christian values ​​prevent us from going too far.

When Orban talked about families, he sounded like a creepy character from “Handmaid’s Tale,” valuing procreation and setting up a chilling system of demographic engineering to increase the population of white Hungarians, which has been slowly declining for decades.

In Hungary, he said, the state takes over student loans after the birth of your third child. Women, he said, are exempt from paying personal income tax for life after the birth of their fourth child. Over the past decade, he said, the number of marriages has doubled and the number of abortions has halved.

“So if you are not married yet, you should immediately find a Hungarian bride,” he joked. (Because, of course, he only speaks to men.)

And if you think he tolerates tolerance, you’re wrong.

Children must be protected from “the gender ideology that targets them”, he said. “Hungary will protect the institution of marriage as a union of a man and a woman. In short, the mother is a woman. The father is a man. And leave our children alone. Full stop, end of discussion.

The crowd in the half-full hall could not contain themselves, breaking into shouts and screams.

“My government is committed to law and order without compromise,” he added. “We don’t need more genres, we need more rangers. Less drag queens and more Chuck Norris. There is no freedom without order!

Normally I would ask, is this really where the Republican Party wants to go?

Except he’s already there.


Pemberton: Education Financing Meeting Theme | Columns https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/pemberton-education-financing-meeting-theme-columns/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/pemberton-education-financing-meeting-theme-columns/

The interim was loaded with many meetings and events. Last month, the Legislative Assembly hosted the Southern Legislative Conference in Oklahoma City, welcoming more than 1,400 legislators and staff from 14 other states to come and work on policy issues important to our Southern region. I also spoke to superintendents at the Career Tech Summer Conference in Tulsa on Tuesday about TIFs (Tax Increase Funding), future funding, workforce development and the future direction of the our state’s Career Tech system. It was a great event, and I received wonderful comments and feedback.

Last week, the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency (LOFT) informed our oversight committee of its review of the allocation of public funds for K-12 public education. As Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Vice Chair of the Education Committee, much of my legislative work is focused on improving our public education system and ensuring that our students receive the highest quality of education possible, so this meeting was of particular interest to me.

Their report included four conclusions and recommendations for improvement. They believe that the state funding formula does not take into account the needs of today’s students. Their assessment covered grade weightings, bilingual weight, and economically disadvantaged weight.

They also found that despite increased investment in common education, the proportion spent on student instruction remained stable. They looked at instructional vs. non-educational expenses, and there was a discussion of what is or isn’t considered an “instructional expense.”

Next, LOFT said the current governance of school finances limits accountability for education spending and looked at Oklahoma’s Cost Accounting System (OCAS), where school districts report their spending.

Finally, they believe that the Legislative Assembly’s ability to assess education investments and outcomes is hampered by the limited provision of comprehensive data. The data is available, but they want it all combined and provided to the Legislative Assembly in an easy-to-understand format.

They recommended that the State Department of Education (SDE) expand the scope of OCAS and other financial reviews to identify non-compliance and expand the sample size selected for non-compliance review. automated. They are expected to collaborate with the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA) to compile and contextualize data regarding Oklahoma students‘ academic performance and trends, as well as provide an annual update on overall standings and student achievement. assessment of students and the public education system with the department’s annual report. budget request. Finally, LOFT would like SDE to periodically review the state aid funding formula and report recommended changes to the Legislative Assembly.

I would like to note that SDE has refuted some of the findings, and I will review the full 118-page report and information from SDE in the coming weeks in preparation for the next session. You can also read the initial report on http://www2.okloft.gov/Reports/PublicEducationFunding_Report.pdf. We should keep in mind that LOFT’s findings are only the opinions of tax analysts to help guide us when making fiscal and policy decisions. In the coming weeks, I will also be meeting with local districts, parents, and fellow legislators to discuss how we can better serve Oklahoma students.

In closing, I would like to remind everyone to mark their calendars and make sure to vote on Tuesday August 23rd. Voting is one of our greatest freedoms and rights. Unfortunately, attendance continues to drop, so I hope you’ll take a few minutes out of your day and raise your voice.

Dewayne Pemberton, R-Muskogee, is the state senator for District 9. To reach him on Capitol Hill, call (405) 521-5533 or email Dewayne.Pemberton@oksenate.gov.

Upcoming Religious Calendar: August 6, 2022 | Religion https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/upcoming-religious-calendar-august-6-2022-religion/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/upcoming-religious-calendar-august-6-2022-religion/

The Praise in the Park and Back to School Service, hosted by Holy Truth Ministries, is scheduled from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Stamper Park Pavilion No. 1, 400 Fair St. in Longview. School supplies will be distributed and free food and snow cones will also be available. For more information, call Luther Turner at (903) 240-2305.

Restoration Missionary Baptist Church, 317 W. Methvin St., Longview, will host the East Mount Olive Baptist District Fellowship Family and Friends Day and Training Institute at 4 p.m. Sunday. Reverend Harvel Davis is a pastor. Those who participated in the Christian Education Congress will receive medals. Reverend Quinton Ross, Golden Hill Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call Rev. Lamar Jones, moderator, at (903) 445-3729.

New Beginning Faith Ministry, 609 Caddo Drive in Longview, will host a Back to School Contest and Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 13. Parents must bring their children. The event will include free backpacks full of school supplies, free clothes, shoes, furniture, appliances, and free haircuts. Free food and drinks will also be available. Health fair vendors will be on site. Social distancing is encouraged. Masks are mandatory inside the building and temperatures will be checked. For more information, call (903) 236-2902 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Citywide Cover Our Schools Worship and Prayer Vigil, presented by the Longview Area Interfaith Ministerial Alliance, 6 p.m. Aug. 14, Mickey Melton Center for the Performing Arts at Longview High School, 201 E. Loop 281, Longview. For all public and private schools in the Longview area.

— The deadline for the Saturday Religion section exam is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Email notices to clers@news-journal.com.

Primary elections next Tuesday | https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/primary-elections-next-tuesday/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 20:21:00 +0000 https://www.elmirachristianacademy.com/primary-elections-next-tuesday/

Wisconsin voters will head to their local polling places next Tuesday, August 9 to cast their ballots in the primary elections in a wide range of state and countywide races.

In Wisconsin’s primary system, voters will have to remain within the same party when voting on their ballot; in other words, either only for Republican candidates or only for Democratic candidates.

Here’s a summary of the candidates and races that area voters will find on the ballot next Tuesday:


There are five Republican candidates who will be narrowed down to one in the primary, with that person then facing Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in the Nov. 8 general election. The Republican candidates are Kevin Nicholson of Pewaukee, Rebecca Kleefisch of Sullivan, Timothy Ram-thun of Campbellsport, Adam J. Fisher of Oak Creek and Tim Michels of Hartland.

Nicholson suspended his campaign on July 5.

Kleefisch, who was scheduled to stop in Chilton last Tuesday, says on her candidacy website that she “understands the challenges families in Wisconsin face with soaring inflation, rising crime, declining schools and out of control government spending. Rebecca stood with Scott Walker as lieutenant governor to cut taxes, create jobs, expand educational choice, and protect Wisconsin workers and families. As Governor, Rebecca will cut taxes and invest in worker training to get our economy back on track, support law enforcement and crack down on crime, ensure parents can choose between quality education options for their children and take on the big Madison government.”

Ramthum served New Holstein and the “Holyland” area of ​​Fond du Lac County as a deputy for the 59th District. His website states: “At the call of his constituents, Tim began digging into the number one issue being asked of him: election integrity. His efforts quickly became the talk of the state. His Assembly Office created a presentation that included a year of evidence as well as analysis and opinions from nationally recognized lawyers and constitutional experts, all of whom agreed that our founding fathers anticipated corruption and brought remedies. It’s not OK for Democrats or Republicans to simply repeat what they’ve been told to say about our ability to fix the scorecard. No other candidate fought for truth and justice in the integrity of the elections.

On one of his candidate pages, Fisher said, “I’m a Christian Republican. I believe we need to put God back into schools, families and businesses. I believe God is calling me to run for governor of Wisconsin, the state I love, where I have lived all my life. I believe in the American dream. I’m living the American dream. I grew up in Milwaukee in an 800 square foot house. My parents were working-class people living paycheck to paycheck. I was taught to always work hard and nothing in life would be handed to me.

Likewise, Michels’ candidacy website stresses that he is not a politician, adding, “He’s a business leader, he’s a builder and he’s a veteran. He grew up in Brownsville where he learned the value of commitment and hard work. After graduating, Tim joined the US Army, where he served for 12 years. After spending his time in uniform and achieving the rank of Major, Tim returned home to Wisconsin and, alongside his brothers, helped grow the family business from a few hundred employees to more than 8,000…”

Lieutenant Governor

With current Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes stepping down to run for the US Senate, voters have a wide range of choices with two candidates on the Democratic side and eight on the Republican side.

The Democrats running are Peng Her of Madison and Sara Rodriguez of Brookfield. The winner will face in November the top voter from this list of Republican candidates – Patrick Testin of Stevens Point, Will Martin of Racine, Kyle Yudes of Eau Claire, Roger Roth of Appleton, David Varnam of Lancaster, Cindy Werner of Milwaukee, David D. King of Milwaukee and Jonathan Wichmann of Franklin.

US Senate

Along with the race for governor, perhaps the race that gets the most attention in Wisconsin is the race for the seat of Senator Ron Johnson. Johnson, of Oshkosh, is challenged on the Republican ticket by David Schroeder of Milwaukee.

The Democratic side of this race had eight candidates – until last week when two leading candidates announced they were dropping out. Milwaukee’s Alex Lasry – part of the Milwaukee Bucks’ owning team – and current state treasurer Sarah Godlewski of Madison have both announced they are quitting the race.

Barnes is leading in the polls to qualify for the November election, but the other Democrats on the ticket are Kou C. Lee of Hobart, Peter Peckarsky of Milwaukee, Steven Olikara of Milwaukee, Darrell Williams of Milwaukee and Tom Nelson of Appleton.

House of Representatives

One of the races that will essentially be decided next Tuesday is the United States House of Representatives from District 6 where incumbent Glenn Grothman of Glenbeulah is challenged by Douglas Mullenix of Menasha on the Republican ticket. There are no Democratic candidates. The 6th District includes the counties of Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, among others.

In the congressional race for District 8 which includes Calumet County, incumbent Mike Gallagher of Allouez is challenged on the Republican ticket by Shaun Clarmont of Oneida. The winner will face Libertarian Jacob VandenPlas of Sturgeon Bay in November.

State Senate-D9

Incumbent Devin LeMahieu of Oostburg is challenged by fellow Republicans Jeanette Deschene of Manitowoc and Ruth Villareal of Sheboygan. There are no Democratic candidates, so Tuesday’s winner will be the senator from Chilton, Kiel and other parts of Calumet, Manitowoc and Fond du Lac counties.

State Assembly-D59

As Ramthun left the 59th to run for governor, two Republicans came forward to run for the seat – Ty Bodden of rural Hilbert and Vinny Egle of Kewaskum. Tuesday’s winner will be undisputed in November. The 59th Assembly District represents the City of New Holstein, the Fond du Lac County villages of St. Cloud and Mount Calvary, and other areas to the south.

Bodden has served on the Stockbridge Village Board of Directors and, in recent years, served as Calumet County Republican Party Director. He said his priorities were securing elections, eliminating voter fraud, funding and defending law enforcement, addressing labor shortages, helping businesses make in the face of current economic burdens, to pass pro-life legislation, to advocate for Second Amendment rights, to support the elimination of the Governor’s emergency declaration powers, to expand and support universal school choice, advocating for farmers and outlawing the 1619 Project, critical race theory, and any equity-based curriculum in schools.

Egle’s candidacy Facebook page states, “I’m not a politician, I’m just a normal guy. For 16 years I was a welder/fabricator in the Ozaukee County area. I then got my CDL and rode a quad axle. In 2012, I opened a small business in rural Kewaskum. I own one of many small businesses that were deemed “non-essential” and shut down for 10 weeks by Governor Tony Evers. We need more regular people like me in Madison.

State Treasurer

Godlewski left the post to run for governor, leaving three Democrats and two Republicans on the ballot.

The Democratic candidates are Aaron Richardson of Fitchburg, Angelito Tenorio of West Allis and Gillian Battino of Wausau. The winner of those three will face Republican race winner John Leiber of Cottage Grove and Orlando Owens of Milwaukee in November, as well as Constitution Party candidate Andrew Zuelke of Ripon.

Attorney General

Incumbent Josh Kaul of Madison, a Democrat, will face the winner of a three-way Republican race on Tuesday – Eric Toney of Fond du Lac, Karen Mueller of Chippewa Falls and Adam Jarchow of Balsam Lake.

Secretary of State

Incumbent Doug La Follette, a Democrat, is seeking re-election and is opposed Tuesday by Democrat Alexia Sabor of Madison.

On the Republican side, Clinton’s Amy Lynn Loudenbeck, Neenah’s Jay Schroeder and Green Bay’s Justin Schmidtka are running.

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More generally, however, the way Warnock has operated over the past year and a half in the Senate as well as the way he is now fighting for a full six-year term are natural extensions of the tensions that have driven his life and his work – the “double consciousness” of the black church, as he describes it in the 2014 book from his doctoral dissertation, the “complementary but competing sensibilities” of “revivalist piety and radical protest”, the salvation of souls and the salvation of society, what King called “long white robes over there” and “a suit and shoes to wear over here”. In strictly political terms, this tension and connection could be expressed as purity versus pragmatism. And for Warnock, always the Reverend, balancing the high and the low, the eternal and the utterly everyday, sometimes means taking a mundane legislative compromise – a compromise that doesn’t even allocate real money for the ‘asphalt – and trying to frame it as the apotheosis of our ongoing experience of representative autonomy.

There’s a road that runs through our humanity“It’s bigger than politics, bigger than partisan bickering, certainly bigger than race, bigger than geographic differences…and my job as a legislator,” Warnock said again from the gymnasium lectern. , and our job as citizens, is to find our way to this road that connects us to each other – so that everyone can get where they need to go, so that every child can have access to a good quality education. , so that everyone can have affordable health care…”

Now the applause was so loud he could barely be heard.

“Our job is to build this road!”

“Politeness, kindness, the non-violent way of being in the world”

The Warnock Road begins in Savannah. It is, he sometimes says, the fruit of hard work but also of good public policy.

Born on July 23, 1969, exactly five years and three weeks after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the White House, Warnock “never drank from a fountain of colored water” , has never “used a stained toilet”. , “never ‘attended a school assigned by the color of my skin,’ as he wrote in his recent memoir, Out of nowhere.

The eleventh of 12 children, he grew up in public housing Kayton Homes in an apartment with four bedrooms, a single bathroom and a set of book of the world encyclopedias. His parents were Pentecostal ministers, his father struggling to make ends meet by selling old, abandoned cars to a steel mill – but, “thanks to the help of the federal government,” Warnock recalls, “my family didn’t never lived outside, we never went hungry, and I never missed an opportunity to learn.

In kindergarten, he attended Head Start, which aims to boost early education for disadvantaged preschoolers – one of Lyndon Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ programs ‘that gave America’s poor children a chance’ , as Warnock put it, “and raised poor black children from the sunken places caused by generations of willful racism.

At Myers Middle School and Johnson High, where Warnock played the baritone horn and was voted senior class president and voted “most likely to succeed,” he was “a free lunch kid.” He also participated in Upward Bound – another LBJ program providing academic enrichment to poor students with the potential to be the first in their families to go to college. The experience included six weeks of college prep a summer at Savannah State and a field trip to Atlanta at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, where Warnock stood, stared, and got goosebumps reading the King’s words.

Back in Savannah, at the Bull Street Public Library, he listened to LP audio recordings of some of the civil rights movement’s mass meetings. One of King’s favorite sermons, known as ‘A Knock at Midnight’, in which he called on the church to be ‘the conscience of the state’ and to ‘speak and act fearlessly and with insistence and to “actively participate in the struggle for peace and for economic and racial justice. Warnock listened to him again and again.

And in 1987, when it came time for college, Warnock consciously modeled King, choosing to attend his alma mater at Morehouse in Atlanta – the small, all-male, historically black institution with an ethos not just of intellectual advancement but of action through leadership and service. The president of Morehouse made a point of this accusation during our conversation last month. “Leadership: how to achieve it? said David Thomas. “Service: Who do you do to make this happen? for?”

Paying for his education largely with federal Pell grants and low-interest student loans, Warnock majored in psychology and minored in religion. As a freshman, he was chosen to be a speaker at a fall convocation. And at the campus chapel named after King, he was chosen by his peers to be the president of the chapel assistants, a large group of students aspiring to attend seminary.

“The seriousness you see”, “the careful use of language”, “the politeness, the kindness, the non-violent way of being in the world is the way he was as a student from the first day when I met him,” Lawrence said. Carter, the chapel’s longtime dean and one of Warnock’s greatest mentors. “He didn’t swear. He didn’t drink. He didn’t smoke. He didn’t dress fashionably,” Carter told me. who came to the chapel library at the time to study on his own, he just sat there in front of my desk, and he sat there for long periods of time, and wrote and read, and wrote and read.