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NBA salutes its Chinese overlords

Little did Dr. James Naismith know when he invented the game of basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891 that, more than a century hence, it would become beholden to its Chinese overlords. The NBA disgraced itself. . .

What do today's Democrats really want?

Daniel Patrick Moynihan was an American public servant with characteristics all too rare today -- integrity, intelligence, wisdom. Moynihan was a Democrat who would find a hard time being at home in today's Democratic Party. He. . .

Federal lawsuit challenging state constitution makes tight governor's race even tighter

STARKVILLE -- In a recent column, I wrote about the major time in Mississippi history that an obscure Mississippi constitutional relic from the days of "Jim Crow" laws came to electoral fruition in deciding a statewide...

Debate will show contrasts for Reeves and Hood

JACKSON -- The major-party nominees for Mississippi governor will spell out their differences on education, the economy and other issues in their first -- and possibly only -- debate before the Nov. 5 general election. The. . .

Lost and found: kid edition

Oh, dear, what can the matter be Oh, dear, what can the matter be? Oh, dear, what can the matter be? Johnny's so long at the fair. That fear is so common and persistent that that song dates back at least to the 1700s, according. . .

Is China the country of the future?

"Who Lost China?" With the fall of the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, the defeat of his armies and the flight to Formosa, that was the question of the hour in 1949. And no one demanded to know more insistently than. . .

Life can improve, even during impeachments

Underneath the clash and clang of controversy over presidential impeachment, public policy and personal initiative can slowly and seemingly imperceptibly improve life in America. That was the case two decades ago, amid the. . .