Its funny how just a few words, reported without a whole lot of context, can drive perceptions about a news story. Such is the case in the coverage of former Memphis Mayor Herenton’s speech at Mayor Strickland’s prayer breakfast last weekend.
Memphis ended 2016 with 228 homicides…most of them were shootings. While that number is both shocking and a record for the city, the story it doesn’t tell is the amount of gun violence that didn’t result in death. It also doesn’t give Memphians or policy makers any real strategy for tackling gun violence in the city
As a new Administration prepares to take power, the incoming Cabinet is set to be the least experienced, most partisan, and conflict filled in US history.
I read interesting stories about more things than I could possibly write in a day, a week, or a year. So rather than try and write about all of them, here’s some stuff to know going into the weekend.
Once upon a time Lamar! said Obamacare repeal could take a really long time. Looks like he’s singing with the rest of his GOP choir now.
The Twitter presidency of one Donald J. Trump is about 7 weeks away from becoming a “real” thing. And while the media is verklempt with reporting every insane tweet pushed by the President-elect, some real stuff is happening that will have a long-term impact on the nation.