Corker Opens Up on Trump's Shortcomings, Sees Need for "Radical Changes"

On Thursday, a day after he had declined to make any statements critical of President Trump during a Knoxville stop, U.S. Senator Bob Corker reversed course, facing the issue of presidential problems squarely while speaking with a media group after a luncheon speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club. Asked about Trump’s performance as President in [...]

2017-08-18T00:59:00+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

When Geeks Icons Collide: RiffTrax Takes On Doctor Who

Tonight and next Thursday, August 24, at the Malco Paradiso, Doctor Who gets skewered. The longest running sci fi TV series in the world—indeed, one of the longest running TV series anywhere—is Doctor Who. It originally ran from 1963 (its premiere was interrupted by BBC's reporting on the assassination of President Kennedy) to 1989, and [...]

2017-08-17T21:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Orion Negotiating Wonder Bread Site for New HQ

Orion Federal Credit Union issued a press release today announcing plans to move the company's headquarters into the former Wonder Bread building on Monroe in the Edge District. The Flyer recently reported on proposed redevelopment of the site with retail, condos, and an unnamed "120-employee financial services firm," which would seem to indicate negotiations may [...]

2017-08-17T18:34:48+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Cohen to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

In the wake of Charlottesville and President Trump's apparent defense of the white nationalists who were the focus of disturbances there, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen, ranking member of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, announced Thursday morning that he will introduce articles of impeachment against the President. The Congressman's statement follows: [...]

2017-08-17T13:49:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Pick a Side

1960s: Threat of nuclear war, civil rights protest marches, bloody clashes in the streets, riots. 2017: Hold my beer. Early last week, we were all concerned when the president of the United States offered the possibility of the U.S. taking military action against Venezuela in off-the-cuff remarks. A few days before that, most of us [...]

2017-08-17T09:01:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Defining and Defending the First Amendment

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. The foregoing words are those of the First [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

“By the Book: A Tribute to Dolph Smith” at the Brooks.

Veteran artist Dolph Smith constructs books from scratch. His son, Ben Smith, chef/owner of Tsunami restaurant, constructs culinary dishes from scratch. Their creations are similar. "He can make the most elaborate scallop dish and present it beautifully and all," Dolph says. "But it's not done. It's not complete until you devour it." The pages in [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Many Sides: The Mantra of Evil

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." — Edmund Burke We're now all contestants in a reality show that we never asked to be part of. And it gets more real every day. The shameful and deadly episode that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week was [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Jesse Jackson: The Prophet in Memphis

Jesse Jackson was in Memphis this past weekend, rekindling memories of a mission -- political as much as religious -- still in need of fulfillment. Jesse Jackson was in Memphis over the weekend, appearing at a number of venues. On Saturday, he was on a panel at the National Civil Rights Museum, where he condemned [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Eclipse Drink Suggestions From Quintron

During these trying times, it's tempting to look at next Monday's solar eclipse — the first to be visible on U.S. mainland in 38 years — as a scary omen: the dragon devouring the sun, as the ancient Chinese imagined. When the sky darkens and the sun's corona can be seen shining from all directions [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|
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