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A new direction on education
by Cal Thomas
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable. According to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science S...
Is a Trump-Putin detente dead?
by Pat Buchanan
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Eur...
Public deserves the facts on Flynn
by Rich Lowry
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In an environment where every day has felt like a month and almost every news cycle has something that the media consider a potentially administration-shaking disaster, we finally have something wo...
Mississippi museum directors see role as educators
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Feb 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The newly hired directors of two Mississippi history museums see their jobs as being educators as much as curators. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil...
Partisan lines stay fixed amid Trump turmoil
by Michael Barone
Feb 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Amid the turmoil of the first month of the Trump administration, with courts blocking his temporary travel ban and his national security adviser resigning after 24 days, the solid partisan division...
Lessons learned about online sales tax
by Sid Salter
Feb 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – The fight in Mississippi over a very straightforward decision regarding whether it’s in the state’s best interests to collect the same seven percent sales tax on online sales that we ...
Some walls do work
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
"You must always leave the wall" -- "The Fantasticks" While the debate continues about when, how quickly and who will pay for a "wall" across America's Southern border, at least one country known f...
Deep state targets Trump
by Pat Buchanan
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state." To Kristol, the perma...
Legislature shifts focus to spending
by Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
With general House Bills out of the way, representatives began working on House Appropriations Bills, which will determine how much money is given to various state organizations. The House was resp...
What would JFK think of his party?
by Larry Elder
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
President Ronald Reagan said: "I didn't leave the Democratic Party. The party left me." Actor and former president of the National Rifle Association Charlton Heston, who called himself a "Kennedy D...
Leaders should heed the protests
by Rich Lowry
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
It's beginning to look a lot like August 2009 in reverse. In that summer of the Tea Party, conservative activists packed the town-hall meetings of Democratic congressmen and peppered them with host...
Barbour offers explanation of legislative gridlock
by Sid Salter
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour – never known for mincing words or soft-soaping his opinions especially about partisan politics – on Monday offered a group of about 400 Mississi...
Democrats impede education excellence
by Star Parker
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
What is it about new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that so bothers Democrats that not a single Democratic Senator voted to confirm her, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the deciding...
Is the left playing with fire?
by Pat Buchanan
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the '60s and '70s, it is starting to look like "deja vu all over again." And as Adlai Stevenson, Bobby Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey did then...
Cousin Marilyn and me up in a tree
by Rheta Johnson
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
We are unlikely liberals. My cousin Marilyn stops by once a year on her way between our birthplace of Colquitt, Georgia, in peanut country, and her home near Santa Fe, New Mexico. I look forward to...
Judiciary is overly sanctified
by Rich Lowry
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
As you might have heard, Donald Trump tweeted at a judge. The commentariat shuddered at the effrontery of it, and some worried that the foundations of the separation of powers had been shaken. Trum...
Hard work leads to happiness
by Glenn Mollette
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Years ago I heard a story about a butterfly that was tirelessly working to break from its cocoon. A man observed the struggling butterfly for several minutes. Feeling sorry for the soon to be flyin...
Remembering a lifetime of love
by Cal Thomas
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
My wife of 51 years passed away last Saturday after a long battle against multiple health issues. We met in the musical theater. She was in it. I wanted to be on stage. I have a passable singing vo...
Discarded bills a treasure trove of interesting ideas
by Charlie Mitchell
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — I know, I know, I know. When people hear about the Mississippi Legislature at all it’s school funding, yes or no on a lottery, morphing campaign donations into individual retirement accoun...
Trump must break judicial power
by Pat Buchanan
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
"Disheartening and demoralizing," wailed Judge Neil Gorsuch of President Trump's comments about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war ...