TSD Memphis

Fri04182014

Opinion

Charter school education: A great investment in the future of Memphis

The idea of the community and parents designing a school model for students that promotes specific subject interests and, simultaneously, achieves academic and personal success, is a highly ambitious and risky proposition.

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Striking Ugandan team from Little League play is a major whiff

This year, the Ugandan Little League team beat Saudia Arabia outright and arrived in the United States only to be denied the visas necessary to compete. The reason? “Discrepancies” in the children’s ages.

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Housing market downturn has wealth gap in tow

National home prices are down more than 30 percent since they peaked in 2006. Experts expect prices to continue to decline for the rest of this year, into the next.

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The devil is in the debt deal

The deal (to avoid default on the nation’s debt) will require about $3 billion in deficit reductions, but no increase in revenue.

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Norma Lester: That’s not what I said

I have never been one to resent being quoted, but I do have a serious issue with being “misquoted” ...

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If death were the alternative, would you choose to eat healthy?

As a wellness coach and personal plant-based chef, I couldn’t help but think about the consequences of maintaining a bad diet.

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Live in the overflow of your own joy

Dear Lucy: I notice that when someone writes to you with a problem, you use yourself as an example or you rarely side with the person or blast the wrongdoer.

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Tapping ‘bright’ minds behind prison walls

Mayor A. C. Wharton Jr. is right to use the $4.8 million that he’ll receive from Bloomberg Philanthropies to reduce handgun violence and spur job creation as a way to revive the inner city.

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Water does the body good when the heat is too much to bear

The heat wave is upon us, with temperatures that can sometimes seem almost unbearable. The humidity and heat index also add to the misery that swells our body temperature and forces us to seek relief.

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Breaking free of debt begins with a mind shift

Dear Lucy: Sometimes I feel like I am in a prison! I don’t think I will ever be out of debt. Every time I try to get out, something comes up to take me back in. 

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Election certainty needs a put-it-on-paper foundation

All of us should want to ensure that the voting process is as transparent and as fair as possible.

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The debt ceiling: Obama, Boehner and Steve Cohen?

The poll numbers on who is right and wrong in the Capitol debate on the debt ceiling continue to fluctuate back and forth.

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Photo ID to vote law sets table for disaster

Since coming to the Senate in 2007, each year my fellow Democrats and I have opposed efforts to place barriers between voters and the polling booth.

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