Month: March 2010

It’s a Family Affair…

Evan Hurst at Truth Wins Out compares and contrasts the dueling “family” rallies that happened in the Bluff City last night. …The words “homosexual” and “crossdresser” were thrown around quite a bit. There was lots of fearmongering about undefined “threats”…

Silencing Your Critics, MPD Edition

The Commercial Appeal reports on the recent firing of Memphis Police Association President, J. D. Sewell. “J.D. Sewell was fired because he was doing his job representing his members and because he dared to voice his disagreement with some of…

Sprawling and Stretching Thin

Mary Cashiola with the Memphis Flyer writes about the impact of sprawl on city budgets. Noting that the city budget now appropriates nearly 65% of all it’s revenue for police and fire services, the question becomes, just how big should…

Screening of ‘Papers’ At MTSU

From Hispanic Nashville, there will be a screening of a documentary called “Papers.” Can you imagine graduating from high school with all of your friends, in a country that may be all you’ve ever known, only to realize that you…

Drive-By Hating

From Norris Burke from the Jackson Sun, words of advice on how hating and condemning everything is not helping anyone. The money quote is “Stop all this promoting of causes and start prompting conversations” I don’t mean to stir the…

The Hunger Capital of The United States

Apparently, it’s Memphis. The story of Rachel Cales is not unique. And that’s what is terrifying. She’s far from alone. This Southern city, long famous for blues and barbecue, has earned a grim new distinction: the hunger capital of the…