BruceVanWyngarden 
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Editor of Memphis Flyer since 2001; previously: editor at Missouri Life, St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Saturday Review, Pittsburgh Magazine; former contributor to Washington Post, USA Today,… More »

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Seeking the 14th way of looking at a blackbird.

Updated on May 31, 2009 at 9:26 AM

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Re: “The Trolley Stop Market

Had a great Saturday morning breakfast here. Fresh home-made bread/toast, real hash browns, fresh veggies in my omelet. We'll be back.

Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 06/21/2010 at 11:19 AM

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Re: “Demonstrators Ready to Take Down Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

Forrest was renowned for his selfies just prior to each Klan meeting.

8 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 08/15/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Cohen Seeks Answers About Recent ICE Raids Across Shelby County

Yeah, all those kids brought here by their parents at a young age are "criminals." They should just leave. So what if they're honor students or serving their country. Let's get that broad brush out and use it.

12 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 08/01/2017 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Editor To Staff: "Work From a Coffee Shop."

It's not really a morning newspaper any more. It's an afternoon paper that comes out the next day.

15 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/20/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

It applied to those who met the criteria and were ambitious enough to go thru the process of applying. Their choices were to remain here in the underground economy, unable to ever become citizens, or to return to a country most of them could barely remember, and in many cases, countries torn by violence toward women and civil strife. This program gave these people a shot at some sort of legitimacy. They didn't come here on their own. Why would we want to punish them? Why would we not want to give them a chance to succeed?

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

Yep, now that I check, that's three names from the same IP address. All with the same writing style. Pick one and stick with it DanaSaraJocelyn, or I'll just kill your IP.

7 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

In 2012, young people between the age of 15 and 31 who'd been brought into the country before the age of 16 were allowed to apply for DACA. They must have been in school at the time of filing or must have been high school graduates or honorably discharged veterans.
They had to have had a clear record without any criminal activity. There are a total of 570,000 DACA participants, nationwide. They were brought here as minors and deserve a shot to come out of the shadows. I know several of them -- bright, hard-working young people who are getting an education and/or working productively in our society, not people "unable to care for themselves." These 570,000 motivated young folks aren't going to do anything but make this country better.

11 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/03/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Tennessee AG Adds Signature to Letter Demanding End of DACA

That's a pretty broad brush there, Mullins. Several, actually.

7 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 07/02/2017 at 8:57 AM

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