Jackson Baker

The Eighth District’s congenial and disciplined new congressman has read the pulse of an unruly new age. more

Jan 9, 2017 11:00 AM Features


Larry Kuzniewski

To our 2016 Memphian of the Year, the word “caseload” literally means an opportunity to create a better world. more

Dec 19, 2016 12:00 PM Longform

Four candidates, including party front runners Trump and Clinton, make weekend visits in advance of March 1st voting here and in 12 other states. more

Feb 29, 2016 11:45 AM Blog

It wasn't My Dinner With Andre, but this reporter learned a lot. more

Dec 7, 2015 12:00 AM Features

As Memphians prepared for their annual Thanksgiving break, no doubt a good many of them were grateful in particular for the break from non-stop politics. The Memphis city election of 2015 finally ende... more

Nov 27, 2015 7:00 AM Columns

For voters in five City Council districts, it's not too late to choose representatives. more

Oct 14, 2015 12:45 PM Columns

Oklahoma City chief executive, a Politico “Mover and Shaker,” is third in annual “Memphis” magazine series. more

Sep 14, 2015 5:00 AM Columns

Your Guide to the 2015 Memphis Election more

Sep 3, 2015 11:42 AM Features

The shooting death last week of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton has done more than cast a pall of grief over Memphis and the Mid-South and contribute to a spate of news headlines and broadcast bull... more

Aug 5, 2015 1:29 PM Columns

In late April of this year, the dilemma facing “Insure Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam’s signature piece of healthcare legislation, was dramatized when the Governor, along with Republican leaders... more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Columns

State Rep. Mike Stewart (D-Nashville)

Photo by Jackson Baker

State Rep. Mike Stewart files bill to be heard in next session of General Assembly. more

Jul 15, 2015 2:46 PM Columns

Sidney Chism and Jim Strickland at Sunday community picnic.

photo by Jackson Baker

The well-known political broker’s endorsement at his annual community picnic surely didn’t hurt the councilman. more

Jun 15, 2015 2:10 PM Columns

Interim-only applicants may have an edge when Council chooses a replacement. more

May 4, 2015 1:30 PM Columns

The upcoming event at the Tennessee Brewery will be a partial reprise of a recent fundraising gala at Graceland for the Church Health Center. more

Apr 20, 2015 1:02 PM Columns

SCDP delegates will meet on Saturday, GOP convention will take place on Sunday. more

Mar 23, 2015 12:33 PM Columns

A short history of Memphis’ big-league hopes. more

Jan 1, 2015 12:00 AM Columns

The “spine” of Shelby County has something for everyone. more

Dec 2, 2014 6:11 PM Columns

August 2012: Former state senator John Ford arrives at a Memphis halfway house after his transfer from the federal penitentiary in Yazoo City, MS.

photograph courtesy WMC-TV

Now out of prison, the flamboyant state senator and scion of Memphis' most prominent political clan probes his chances for a comeback. more

May 1, 2014 12:05 AM Features


photograph courtesy of Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Jackson Baker’s account of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the immediate aftermath. Originally written April 5, 1968. more

Apr 1, 2014 11:36 AM Features


photograph BY Ramoncin1 | Dreamstime

Dining out together gives us glimpses of who we are. more

Mar 1, 2014 12:05 AM Dining Out




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