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Opinion

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By Brian Bloom His voice was Midwest reedy. Not monotone but lacking depth and power of great orators. His appearance lacked pretention, like the solitary guest at a cocktail party, silently leaning against the wall. George McGovern didn’t so much run for President of these United States as he walked for it. His was the […]

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School Editorial

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It should come as no surprise that Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton changed his mind about his support of the county-wide half cent sales tax increase. Wharton, after all, is ever the politician and when he was told the wind was blowing toward a popular vote in favor of the tax initiative from city voters, he […]

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Dear Bartlett Express

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The WWII veterans of Bartlett, Tn., and I’m sure I can speak for all the veterans of the Mid-South, would be honored and greatly appreciative if you would use your press to express and convey our greatest thanks and deepest gratitude to all those wonderful people that worked so hard and contributed so much to […]

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Opinion 082912

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It has been a long time since Atari came out with the ultimate video game, Pong.  Two slashes on each side of a computer screen for tennis rackets and a square dot acted as a tennis ball.  It has been a long time but anyone that grew up in the seventies can still remember the […]

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Free press under attack again: Does anyone care?

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When the media exclaims that the free press is under attack once again, too often the resulting response is one of indifference. Who cares if elected officials meet in questionable circumstances to determine your communities’ future? Who cares if attempts are being made to “out” anonymous bloggers as a possible means of intimidating the same […]

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BILL MINOR: Some of the scripture quoters forgot about the least

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Bible-totin’, scripture-quotin’ politicians in Mississippi who wouldn’t be caught outside the church amen pew on Sunday have a problem: How do they reconcile rejecting some $13 billion in federal money to provide health care coverage for more than 220,000 of Mississippi’s needy citizens with the Bible’s strong message that believers have a duty to help […]

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