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Re: Cohen: TVA Should Not Tap Aquifer (News: News Blog)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: ern
ArlingtonPop, Yes, let's call them Democrats...
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: OakTree
@barf , AP - As I remember my history, the incipient concerns of the Founding Fathers regarding sectionalism, which are evidenced in their correspondences and in the Federalist Papers, weren't...
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Re: Cohen: TVA Should Not Tap Aquifer (News: News Blog)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: ArlingtonPop
@FUNK Or maybe the fact that his district was gerrymandered, may I even say isolated, to contain a large proportion of Democrats accounts for his reelection....
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: ArlingtonPop
@Oak maybe I need to go back and revisit my history. I thought that the reason we have a bicameral legislature, with two seats for each state in the Senate...
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Re: Cohen: TVA Should Not Tap Aquifer (News: News Blog)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: FUNKbrs
@LDD Cohen kept his seat in a Republican sweep election, so it does seem like he's doing a great job....
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: barf
Oak- Just an FYI- my points re: the EC were not just a personal opinion or some contemporary postulation but we're essentially direct quotes from Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, etc.....
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: OakTree
Preventing tyranny by sectionalism is why we have a Senate. The Electoral College was designed to represent the needs of a far flung frontier agricultural population which needed days/weeks to...
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Re: Cohen: TVA Should Not Tap Aquifer (News: News Blog)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: Long Duck Dong
I refuse to take advice from this dude about who or what to tap. Hey, 9th District: He's doing a fine job, right?...
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: barf
The Electoral College exists for numerous reason, tyranny by sectionalism (overwhelming numerical superiority via population of a state) being just one of them and not necessarily the most important. At...
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Re: Cohen: TVA Should Not Tap Aquifer (News: News Blog)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: Clyde
If there is an option to use wastewater, shame on them for even considering a fresh water source....
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Re: TDOT: Westbound I-40 Lanes Open Wednesday (News: News Blog)
Issue: 11-24-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: datGuy
oh my. good news...
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Re: Cohen: TVA Should Not Tap Aquifer (News: News Blog)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: Scott Banbury
Assumptions were made on Facebook regarding the letter being addressed to the Mayor. It may, in fact have been a response to another constituent named Strickland....
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Re: Cohen: TVA Should Not Tap Aquifer (News: News Blog)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: sherman
Thank you for your leadership on this most important issue to Memphis, Rep. Cohen! I am shocked that our mayor, who campaigned on being brilliant at the basics, has his...
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: GroveReb84
@AP, I agree. The electoral college exists for that exact reason, because they didn't want large populations of people living in concentrated areas to be able to have a tyranny...
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: ArlingtonPop
@Oak I am not yet convinced that discarding or amending the Electoral College is a good idea. it has served us pretty well over the years. I also understand the...
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: OakTree
I agree AP. Changes in communication technology have allowed a much more granular democracy than what was possible in the 1700's. History shows us that more democratic governance leads to...
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Re: Giving Thanks for Sporting Events of 2016 (Sports: From My Seat)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: OakTree
Is it ok if we admit a little sheepishly that we're thankful for you too, Frank? Here's a toast to all them what went before us... salud!...
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Re: Why The Fuss? (Opinion: Letter From The Editor)
Issue: 11-17-2016
Posted: 11-22-2016

posted by: ArlingtonPop
@Funk Reforming the Electoral College will take quite an effort. Since the provisions for electors in presidential elections was part of the original Constitution, the Constitution itself must be amended....
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