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Opinion

Obama’s poll numbers have silver lining

We are reminded almost daily that President Obama’s favorable poll numbers are at an all-time low. While that is unmistakably true, that’s only half of the picture.

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Let’s create a paper trail

In 2011 there is still ample evidence that a segment of the population is not fully committed to democracy.

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Your health problems may be a result of food allergies

Do you get migraine headaches or headaches often? Do you have joint pain, sinus issues or immune system issues? Upon waking up in the morning, do you feel groggy?

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‘The difference between facts and belief’

Dear Lucy: Instead of getting better, the economy seems to be getting worse. I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel ... I have been without a job for over six months. I have run out of ideas and energy. 

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‘Get back on the horse and keep showing up’

Dear Lucy: I work for a company where women don’t seem to be valued. ... It is done in a way that I can’t really sue for it. ... I can’t quit! What should I do?

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A trip down the Unified Interim School Board lane

On Monday (Sept. 12), the Shelby County Board of Commissioners met to appoint seven members to the Unified School Board that will govern the consolidation of Memphis and Shelby County Schools.

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‘Wacky weather’ or climate change?

Having just come through a hurricane (Irene) I am getting irritated with the way that some TV anchors and even some meteorologists are talking about the weather.

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President Obama proposes bold American Jobs Act

President Obama discarded his carefully-crafted image of Compromiser-in-Chief last week by proposing a surprisingly bold American Jobs Act.

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‘Post-racial’ claims aside, widespread bias still rolling

Recent public opinion polls show that more whites than African Americans believe that the United States has entered a “post-racial” era in which racial bias doesn’t exist.

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With diabetes growing as a killer, lifestyle change needed to beat it

If you’re diabetic, or know someone who is, I’m sure you’ve asked many times, “What causes diabetes?” Or, “Why did I get diabetes?”

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An open statement to the many fans of ‘The Help’

On behalf of the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH), this statement provides historical context to address widespread stereotyping presented in both the film and novel version of “The Help.”

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Scary picture emerges from reflections of former-GOP insider

The last several months have been downright horrible for President Barack Obama, and for any true American patriot it has been hard to watch.

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A grown folks’ tale

Once upon a time, Nielsen’s quarterly survey of smartphones, tablets and eReaders reported that men and younger folks dominated the tablet and eReader ownership market.

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