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A Trump victory on the border
by Rich Lowry
Apr 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump's saber rattling may or may not deter Kim Jong Un, but it's had an effect south of the border. In the first few months of this year, illegal border crossings have dropped precipitously...
Is democracy in a death spiral?
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
"You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don't think it's worth a (expletive). Churchill is right. The only thing to be said for democracy is that there is nothing else that's...
One Berkeley professor understands the job
by Star Parker
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Reading through a recent issue of Forbes Magazine, I came across a wonderful quote from inventor R. Buckminster Fuller. He observed: "You cannot change things by fighting existing reality: To chang...
Encumbrances weigh us all down
by Glenn Mollette
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
An encumbrance will often weigh us down or prevent us from going forward.  Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbia, Missouri should not receive taxpayer dollars for their preschool daycare playground. A ...
Reading the tea leaves in Kansas and Georgia
by Michael Barone
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
What to make of the results of the first two of this spring's special House elections? Start off by putting them in perspective. They pose a challenge to both political parties, but especially to R...
War cries drown out "America First"
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
"Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday. Earlier, after discovering "great chemist...
What next with North Korea?
by Cal Thomas
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
There was a moment at Press Secretary Sean Spicer's White House briefing Monday that was significant. Asked by a reporter about North Korea's missile launch last weekend, Spicer said the administra...
Shameless hypocrisy on Spicer's comments
by Larry Elder
Apr 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Press secretary Sean Spicer publicly apologized several times for this comment about Bashar Assad, the murderous dictator of Syria: "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to ...
Holland: Obstinate, profane, compassionate, intelligent and crazy like a fox
by Sid Salter
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – Of all the characters I’ve come to know in almost four decades of writing about Mississippi politics, none is more memorable than State Rep. Steve Holland, the Democrat from Plantersv...
Make much of something small
by Rheta Johnson
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. -- They are dangling from a fence next to the Mockingbird Cafe, where, yes, healthy sandwiches are named for Scout and Atticus. Clothespins are holding a string of postcards, e...
No, Trump is not a neocon
by Rich Lowry
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With U.S. missiles flying in Syria, the "mother of all bombs" exploding in Afghanistan and an aircraft carrier strike group heading toward North Korea, has there been a revolution in President Dona...
Three presidents were born in 1946
by Michael Barone
Apr 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
With the inauguration of Donald Trump this year, we have now had, for the first time in our history, three American presidents who were born in the same year. There have been three pairs of preside...
Reform the tax code now!
by Cal Thomas
Apr 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to the beneficence of the federal government (and the calendar), we Americans had until midnight on April 18 to file our income taxes. It's too bad filing taxes wasn't an easier process. Pre...
People are sadly out of step with the Legislature
by Charlie Mitchell
Apr 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — The press and the public are out of step. We keep thinking the Legislature deals with thorny topics such as budgets and taxation, education, highways, crime and punishment, health care, ec...
What happens when Jared wins?
by Rich Lowry
Apr 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Can someone reacquaint President Donald Trump with Steve Bannon, his ideologist whom the president now professes barely to know? Trump's jaw-dropping public distancing from Bannon is the latest twi...
Leaders say reducing state budget meets GOP goal
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Apr 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — There has been plenty of hand-wringing about the Mississippi budget the past several months, with Republican Gov. Phil Bryant making multiple rounds of cuts because tax collections f...
Mississippi not alone in revenue problems
by Sid Salter
Apr 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – A report by the nonpartisan but decidedly liberal think tank the Center on Budget and Public Priorities documents that Mississippi is far from alone in the current fiscal year’s revenu...
Garden club impacted community
by William McMullin
Apr 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The final meeting of the Four Seasons Garden club was a joyful yet poignant experience for the members who have spent the last 58 years gardening, studying about gardening, and promoting their love...
Executing the guilty and innocent in Arkansas
by Cal Thomas
Apr 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Nearly three dozen men sit on death row in Arkansas, where capital punishment has been suspended since 2005. Unless clemency is granted, seven of them, an eighth man was granted a temporary repriev...
Humanities deserve funding and support
by Carla Falkner
Apr 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the joys of my career as a community college history instructor is the opportunity to join in the work of the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC). The primary funding source for the MHC is ...