Fri04182014

Opinion

Research aside, common sense says class size does matter

The struggling economy has, unfortunately, forced state and local governments across the country to make cuts in much needed services and programs.

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NPR gets ‘gotacha’ journalism lesson

Can someone please explain to me why anyone listens to James O’Keefe or Andrew Breitbart at all?

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‘Landmarks’ book documents black struggles and heritage

The new book “Black Memphis Landmarks” features a wide-ranging array of places, facilities and organizations that have had a significant impact on the city’s African-American life and culture.

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Take stock of the parts that really matter

Are you living the life you would love to live? This is the question I ask every new client who comes to me for Life Mastery Coaching. 

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Are you a slave to food?

Many of us eat and eat until our heart is content. We hate to cook and rely on fast foods to get us through the day, even though the adverse effects can be devastating.

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Grand Overreach Party blowing election gains with ‘ham/turkey’ combos

The last few weeks have shown that the Grand Ole’ Party is the Grand Overreach Party as Republicans across the nation have essentially blown all their political capital in two months.

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Message to Toyota: Stop the disrespect

Toyota should note that it is going to take more than a passing grade on a Federal Transportation report card to bring back the consumer safety confidence enjoyed (for years) by Toyota from American consumers prior to one of the largest vehicle recalls in U.S. history. 

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Should we bank on the recovery?

Several states are trying to cut public sector employees using the fiction that these folks are too well paid and have too many benefits for the states to afford them.

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Tough spending choices should not mean cuts to housing funds

While taking a stab and crafting a budget that will serve the nation in the long-term, Republican members of the House of Representatives proposed cutting $5.7 billion from affordable housing programs. 

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Countering domestic violence with education, microenterprise

Memphis is ranked among the highest in the nation of reported domestic violence acts.

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Should an attacker’s religion matter when a neighbor is killed?

Now that Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) has opened a hearing into the radicalization of American Muslims, we might pause to ask: “If a neighbor is murdered, would the attacker's religion matter to us?”

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Daily opportunity to ‘stand in the gap’ for our children

Youth violence increased in our society and many ask why? ... Instead of blaming and talking about the problem(s) – we should be united in efforts to save our youth and deter them from crime. 

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Strong stand needed against modern day union busters

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has set off a firestorm among the state’s unions and public employees.

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