President Obama's controversial former pastor, appearing at a University of Memphis forum Friday night, lamented that few young people know what the Dreamer's last dream was all about or how all-encompassing it was. He made it a point to remind them.
Governor sees GOP lagging in electoral prowess nationwide; cites tight 2012 race in North Carolina as warning to overconfident Tennessee Republicans; Fincher proclaims a GOP version of the social gospel.
Harold Ford Jr., the former charismatic congressman from Memphis, is still a hot property politically, with many Tennesseeans regarding him as a good bet to run for governor. But did he get a $1 million-plus year-end bonus from Merrill Lynch, and how will that play back home?
Two weeks ago, when the majority Democrats on the county commission elected party-mate Matt Kuhn to succeed a departing Republican, the GOP's Wyatt Bunker was embittered to the point of declining to agree on a vote of acclamation. But that hasn't prevented a modus vivendi of sorts between the two District 4 commissioners.