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Bredesen and Dean Hoping to Ride the Wave

Bredesen and Dean Hoping to Ride the Wave

With six weeks to go before the November 6th election, the question on most minds — certainly on the minds of Democrats — is

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Van Turner creates a new role for Councilman/Commissioner Ed Ford; Bredesen vs. Blackburn ad war under way.
So, okay, the newly elected version of the Shelby County Commission began the process of reorganizing itself  on Monday, keeping some of the body's

Starting Over

Starting Over

As county government changes faces, deeper alterations may be needed.
The change has come. There is a new Shelby County Mayor, Lee Harris, and he will serve along with a Shelby County Commission that

Solitary Man: Reflections on John McCain

Solitary Man: Reflections on John McCain

I first encountered John McCain in 1983 when I was a newish grunt on the Washington scene, then serving as an aide to a

TV Talking Heads from Memphis

TV Talking Heads from Memphis

News and opinion, made in Memphis for a national audience.
Most political junkies spend a lot of time watching talk-show television — the Sunday-morning network shows on the major networks, but also the regular

Fallout From the August Election and Predictions for November

Fallout From the August Election and Predictions for November

Here we go again. The voting round that concluded on August 2nd with a virtual Democratic sweep is the second local election in a

Most Shelby County Election Results Were Predictable

Most Shelby County Election Results Were Predictable

Republicans were not the only ones dismayed at the results of the August 2nd election. To be sure, the GOP took a licking in

Shelby Politics Won’t Take a Break After August Election

Shelby Politics Won’t Take a Break After August Election

For all the ballyhoo, emailed appeals for more cash, and intensified public rhetoric of recent days, the known world will exist in more or

Races, Faces, and Cases: More Shelby County Election Previews

Contested County Commission Races: DISTRICT 1 (North Shelby County) — Republican Amber Mills is vying with Democrat J. Racquel Collins, a St. Jude administrator. Could

It Ain’t Beanbag: Charges and Counter-charges in Shelby County Races

There are no undisputed favorites to win the various county positions on the current election ballot, voting for which concludes on August 2nd. Unsurprisingly, then,

Judgment for Plaintiffs

Judgment for Plaintiffs

Chancellor Jenkins settles the early-voting controversy, scuttling the Election Commission plan.
Chancellor Jenkins settles the early-voting controversy, scuttling the Election Commission plan and giving a win to the Shelby County Democrats and the NAACP.

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Outgoing Mayor and Commission Engage in One Last Final-Day War of Nerves; Then a Veto

Out with the old? In with the new? Prior to a mayoral veto, the issue was in doubt as Mayor Luttrell and the Heidi Shafer-led Commission, both outgoing after the swearing-in of new officials on Thursday, wrangled Friday over two controversial issues.
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Solitary Man: Reflections on John McCain

Ronnie Taylor: John McCain was a right-wing ideologue, racist and War Criminal. He hated Asians and called then "gooks." During the war »

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Starting Over

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Solitary Man: Reflections on John McCain

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Fallout From the August Election and Predictions for November

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