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Invest in Yourself, Memphis

Invest in Yourself, Memphis

We need to encourage citizen involvement to reinvent our public spaces.
After decades of depression, Memphis finally finds itself in the early stage of a renaissance. We're also blessed to have before us a once-in-a-generation

Why Doesn’t She Leave?

Dealing with the epidemic of domestic violence.
October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Memphis is experiencing an eight-percent spike in domestic violence this year. In addition, Tennessee now

A Policy That Stinks

Memphis’ decision to deny sewer taps will hurt city and county.
Memphis’ decision to deny sewer taps will hurt both city and county.

Prospects for good-sense immigration policy were reawakened by “Chuck and Nancy.”

Sixteen years ago, Senators Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch introduced the DREAM Act on the Senate Floor. Had it become law, the DREAM Act

Moving the Brooks Museum: Public Deserves More Information

The board of trustees of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the institution's director, Emily Ballew Neff, surprised the city and the museum's patrons

How to Restart the Democratic Party in Shelby County

Democrats are the majority in Shelby County but have been too afraid and disorganized to show it at the polls.  I place the reasons

Battling Big Pharma: 10 Ways to Lower American Drug Costs

Fifty-five percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication. Americans spend more than $325 billion per year on prescription drugs. We pay, by

The Omen of Arpaio: Open Season on Latinos

Well, he went ahead and did it.  Last Friday, President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who illegally used racial profiling to enforce

Donald Trump is no accidental hillbilly

In the first week of August, for the second time in as many weeks, Donald Trump visited West Virginia. On his first trip, he
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Reader Comments

A Policy That Stinks

Joe T: I would expect an experienced elected official like Heidi Shafer to have more perspective than this.

For disclosure, I »

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A Policy That Stinks

FUNKbrs: No city taxes=no city amenities.

Seems legit.

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A Policy That Stinks

TJonesMfs: Can someone give her an eighth grade civics course? County should be spending money inside Memphis, whose taxpayers pay most »

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Moving the Brooks Museum: Public Deserves More Information

John Montgomery: "...announcing recently that it would not be averse to leaving its century-old home in Overton Park..."

"The sudden announcement »

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