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Don't ban Alex Jones

It's just gotten a little easier for the government to control the weather. Social media sites moved en masse to ban Alex Jones, the self-parodic conspiracy theorist. Jones is a poisonous toad who leveraged his compellingly. . .

News politicians disagree with isn't 'fake'

STARKVILLE -- From the White House down to city halls in rural hamlets across this country, politicians are using the term "fake news" to discredit anything they encounter in the media that they deem negative or that doesn't fit...

Road money session waits on Reeves

JACKSON -- A special session to seek more money for Mississippi's roads and bridges could be drawing near. But nothing is likely to happen without Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' agreement, and many observers aren't sure what he...

Treading water shouldn't be good enough for voters

OXFORD -- After 30 minutes with the household bills, Dad comes to the dinner table. Looking somber, he tells Mom, Junior and Sis, "We've got to cut back. We're spending more than we have." The family agrees to work with Dad and,...

Return flight makes for severe bout of jet lag

In the past, when I heard people talk about suffering from jet lag, I assumed perhaps they were simply tired for a few days following a flight or had a little trouble sleeping. I had been to Europe before but had no idea the...

Advice for the president

Dear Mr. President, "Would you take this advice I hand you like a brother"? It's a song lyric from the musical "The Pajama Game," but fitting here. There is a way you can hang onto your base, keeping them engaged, energized,. . .

Still not clear which party will lose the House

We're heading into the home stretch in America's unusually lengthy primary election season. Some three-quarters of Americans have had a chance to vote for Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, and state and local. . .

Elizabeth Warren's lie

Elizabeth Warren is branching out. The Massachusetts senator, who has made a career of unfairly maligning bankers and other alleged capitalist malefactors, is now smearing the criminal justice system, too. In a speech at a. . .