Month: February 2010

Ophelia Ford Out Due To Illness?

That’s what the Commercial Appeal is reporting this morning. Ford, 59, was not present for the two-week special legislative session on education last month and has been unable to attend the regular session that ended its second week today. Last…

A New Tax on Hospitals?

Tom Humphrey talks about the latest attempt to save charity hospitals such as THE MED. The Tennessee Hospital Association is floating the idea of a new “bed tax” on hospitals as a means of offsetting the impact of Gov. Phil…

Not Exactly Grassroots Anymore

The bottom line is the tea parties were a grassroots issue. And now, not so much, because there is a difference between holding a sign in protest and paying nearly$549 for a rubber chicken dinner just like every other single…

Not Going to Protest

YLF makes a great point about the TPN: why help them by protesting? I refuse to protest the Tea Party Nation convention that’s going to take place all of three miles (ten miles by car) from where I sit. Protesting…

The Investment

There are a lot of different voices in the state of Tennessee regarding the direction of the Democratic Party in this state. As Martin Luther King Jr. said “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder…