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Caravan puts Trump legacy on the line

Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin. . .

Midterm elections are about future of freedom

According to the Pew Research Center, 62 percent of those supporting Democratic candidates and 18 percent of those supporting Republican candidates say, "If a person is rich, it is because he or she had more advantages in life. . .

Local musician continues to sing the blues

Born in Corinth and reared in Stantonville, Tenn., Sandy Carroll, a member of the McNairy County Hall of Fame, is one of the few women to have received a musical note, awarded in 2008 and placed in front of the Hard Rock...

Should the U.S.-Saudi alliance be saved?

Over the weekend, Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh then. . .

Hillary's #MeToo nightmare

Hillary Clinton won the political battle over Bill Clinton's sexual misadventures in the 1990s, at the cost of having to litigate them forevermore. In the era of #MeToo, her defenses and rationalizations for Bill are especially. . .

The Khashoggi affair sparks questions

JERUSALEM -- Major media are now reporting that the Saudis are "preparing" to admit that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, died in their consulate in Istanbul, as the result of an. . .

Two ways to go with local special sales tax levies

OXFORD -- For Mississippi's first 155 years, the power to tax was jealously guarded by the Legislature. It still is, but there was a lapse. Counties could collect property taxes, subject to state limits. Cities could collect...

Voters may face a different kind of marijuana legalization effort in 2020

STARKVILLE -- As of this year, nine states and the District of Columbia - including Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington - have legalized the possession and recreational use...

Campaigning like incumbent risky for Hyde-Smith

JACKSON -- Mississippi voters sent Republican Thad Cochran to the U.S. House in 1972 and the U.S. Senate in 1978, and he served on Capitol Hill until frail health prompted him to retire in April of this year. For most of his. . .

Democrats don't really want civility

"You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," Hillary Clinton told CNN last Tuesday. Her words cannot be taken literally, for you can be civil if you want to; they're. . .