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by Rheta Johnson
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
GULFPORT, Miss. -- A waxing moon. A chilly night in a brand-new year. And on the edge of a Gulfport sidewalk, across Highway 90 from the Mississippi Sound, about 50 protestors chanted cumbersome sl...
The shameful war on Betsy DeVos
by Rich Lowry
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The controversy over the nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has been, if nothing else, clarifying. We now know that working to give poor kids more educational opportunities is cons...
Tax cuts and economy weigh on Mississippi revenues
by Jeff Amy
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — As Gov. Phil Bryant cut state budgets by $51 million last week, he and Republican lawmakers went through the ritual obligations of sorrow and dismay. So far this year, Bryant has cut...
Other states choose sovereignty, but not Mississippi?
by Charlie Mitchell
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — For decades, Congress has inched onto lawmaking turf that once belonged to states. When it comes to establishing a minimum wage, the trend has reversed. More and more states are setting th...
House passes campaign finance reform
by Jody Steverson
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Campaign finance reform took center stage last week, as the House passed campaign finance reform legislation on a 102-13 vote. HB 479 would prohibit any public official from using campaign funds fo...
State must move past analog governing in a digital world
by Sid Salter
Jan 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – As noted in prior writings, I’ve watched the evolution of the digital divide in Mississippi from several unique vantage points. Even the term “digital divide” has evolved in my lifetim...
Ben Carson is a role model
by Cal Thomas
Jan 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, told a story. He said his mother was a domestic who cleaned beautiful homes. One day sh...
Legislators have a busy week
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
Jan 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Several committees held their first meeting of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session last week, and four bills made their way to the House floor for discussion. On Wednesday, the Rules Committee int...
Living wage is as wrongheaded as minimum wage
by Larry Elder
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
What future will America have when so many of her citizens lack the ability to engage in critical thinking, refuse to connect the dots, and fail to use common sense? This unwillingness to think cle...
The intelligence community, Russia and Trump
by Michael Barone
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
On Wednesday, in his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump came out swinging -- against some of the media (while praising others), against the policies and performance of the Obama...
Why the media lose to Trump
by Rich Lowry
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The best thing that happened to Donald Trump all week is that BuzzFeed published the raw Russia dossier about him. It can't be pleasant for anyone to see his name associated with prostitutes and a ...
Will we ever laugh again?
by Roger Simon
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The anecdote is so perfect, so polished, so delicious that it doesn't matter whether it is precisely true. John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed, a moment that America could barely grasp. For mo...
Trump's enemies see an opening
by Pat Buchanan
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
"Fake news!" roared Donald Trump, the work of "sick people." The president-elect was referring to a 35-page dossier of lurid details of his alleged sexual misconduct in Russia, worked up by a forme...
Russian hacking and glass houses
by Cal Thomas
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Many top U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a secret intelligence operation for the purpose of discrediting Hillary Clinton, thereby helping Do...
Christian persecution continues in America
by Star Parker
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Actress Meryl Streep's political diatribe at the Golden Globes awards isn't the only surprise attention-getting provocation from the event. Nominee film "Hidden Figures," a box-office hit about the...
New legislative session begins
by Rep. Jody Steverson
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
At noon last Tuesday, Speaker Gunn swung the gavel to open the 2017 Regular Session. As with any opening week, there was very little official business, particularly with inclement winter weather on...
Lawmakers increasingly likely to follow Alabama’s ‘Amazon’ tax lead
by Sid Salter
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – Here is a little trigger warning for readers tired of the issue – I’m writing about online sales taxes again. So what’s new? Well, at of the beginning of the new year in 2017, the 45 ...
Resolving to unpack a ratty house
by Rheta Johnson
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
When my mother died, her house sold quickly and we didn't have the luxury of time to sort through her many possessions. I spent less than one week at the home place, deciding what to pack on the ba...
Obama's reset a failure
by Rich Lowry
Jan 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama has finally had it with Russia. It only took eight years of cold reality -- topped off by the Russian interference in the November election -- to make the outgoing president ...
Is the Iran nuclear deal dead or alive?
by Pat Buchanan
Jan 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, "Tearing it up ... is not going to happen," says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Hopefully, th...