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Opinion

Budget outlines cuts with silver lining for Memphis

This week we listened to Gov. Bill Haslam’s first State of the State address, in which he outlined the year ahead for Tennessee.

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The power of a smile!

Dear Lucy: “I find myself working for this really mean, evil person. Nothing I do is good enough ... I love my job and I need the money, but I don’t know if I can take it anymore. Help!”

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Youth group evolves to aid growth of ‘Medensan’ ethnic family

Many students are excited about being part of the Medensan ethnic family. And now, something new and innovative for Medensan students in high school and college has arrived on the scene.

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Advertisers love that we love celebrities

I don’t remember exactly when it happened, but it is pretty well documented: we are a society that is almost obsessed with “celebrities.” 

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Research aside, common sense says class size does matter

The struggling economy has, unfortunately, forced state and local governments across the country to make cuts in much needed services and programs.

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NPR gets ‘gotacha’ journalism lesson

Can someone please explain to me why anyone listens to James O’Keefe or Andrew Breitbart at all?

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‘Landmarks’ book documents black struggles and heritage

The new book “Black Memphis Landmarks” features a wide-ranging array of places, facilities and organizations that have had a significant impact on the city’s African-American life and culture.

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Take stock of the parts that really matter

Are you living the life you would love to live? This is the question I ask every new client who comes to me for Life Mastery Coaching. 

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Are you a slave to food?

Many of us eat and eat until our heart is content. We hate to cook and rely on fast foods to get us through the day, even though the adverse effects can be devastating.

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Grand Overreach Party blowing election gains with ‘ham/turkey’ combos

The last few weeks have shown that the Grand Ole’ Party is the Grand Overreach Party as Republicans across the nation have essentially blown all their political capital in two months.

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Message to Toyota: Stop the disrespect

Toyota should note that it is going to take more than a passing grade on a Federal Transportation report card to bring back the consumer safety confidence enjoyed (for years) by Toyota from American consumers prior to one of the largest vehicle recalls in U.S. history. 

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Should we bank on the recovery?

Several states are trying to cut public sector employees using the fiction that these folks are too well paid and have too many benefits for the states to afford them.

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Tough spending choices should not mean cuts to housing funds

While taking a stab and crafting a budget that will serve the nation in the long-term, Republican members of the House of Representatives proposed cutting $5.7 billion from affordable housing programs. 

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