Month: April 2010

Perspective

Margie Newman is amazing. And in so many ways she’s right. So many bloggers blog because they love it. Folks like myself and Adam Kleinheider have seen the unemployment line in the last year. If it hadn’t been for the…

A Question Of Charter Schools

Mike Byrd at his new spiffy website talks about charter schools and asks a question. Why not create an¬†indigenous, community-based, self-reliant, grassroots public model to empower kids to higher performance instead of depending on wealthy, largely white corporations that flock…

The Med’s Survival

Not only does The Med serve Memphis and Shelby County, it is crucial for all of western Tennessee.¬† In the next few days, the trauma center will be up for scrutiny in the political acreage in Nashville known as the…

David Kernell Jury Update

The Knoxville News Sentinel has it. KNOXVILLE – On its third morning of deliberations, the East Tennessee jury pondering charges against alleged e-mail snoop David C. Kernell asked to review a federal law addressing identity theft. After some discussion with…

Republican Back Down on Pre-K Cuts

The Memphis Daily News and other outlets report that Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature have backed down from earlier statements about the possibility of cutting back on Pre-K funding. The State of Tennessee currently spends less than .3% of the…

Budget Time in Memphis

In Morning Coffee, Trace mentioned that Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has released his budget. If you’re not keeping up with his blog you’re really missing out on some good and detailed information about what’s going on in the city,…

MTSU Gubernatorial Forum

John Seigenthaler will be moderating tonight’s gubernatorial forum at Middle Tennessee State University in Murphy Center. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Seigenthaler in action, you really should run, not walk, to see him do his thing. For…