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If convictions are success, Whitewater was a win

President Donald Trump-haters salivated over special counsel Robert Mueller's recent filings on ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump former lawyer/"fixer" Michael Cohen. In both cases, Mueller recommends lengthy. . .

How democracy is losing the world

If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an "impeachable offense." This tells you what. . .

Remembering that most infamous date

By Ray Mosby Columnist "Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy--the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."-- President Franklin D.. . .

Family breakdown explains social unrest

As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization. . .

Britain's Brexit self-abasement

Shakespeare famously wrote of the "sceptered isle" of Britain acting as a moat "against the envy of less happier lands." Lately, the less happier lands are winning in a rout. Britain is suffering a political meltdown as it. . .

McNeece was a true journalist and friend

STARKVILLE -- My friend Lisa Denley McNeece would have made light of the cruel absurdity of her death on Sunday at her home in Bruce. Under singularly unexpected circumstances, she just died. She was a vibrant 56 years old. The...

The most successful one-term president?

George H.W. Bush "gave the nation its most successful one-term presidency." He "was the best one-term president the country has ever had, and one of the most underrated presidents of all time." So said two not impartial sources. . .

'Differentness' is real, doesn't always matter

OXFORD -- It was certainly no surprise when race bubbled up more than a month ago in the runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy. It wasn't the dominant theme, of course, despite the fact that Hyde-Smith is white and Espy...

Yes, voter fraud is real

Maybe ballot security isn't such a bad thing after all. Democrats, who the day before yesterday were insisting that voter fraud didn't exist, now believe that it was used to steal a North Carolina congressional seat from them --. . .

The last of a lot of good things?

By Ray Mosby Columnist "If a frog had wings, he wouldn't hit his tail on the ground. Too hypothetical."-- George H.W. Bush on the campaign trail in 1992. ROLLING FORK -- All right, so eloquent he wasn't and he's not apt to be. . .

Who lost the world Bush 41 left behind?

George H.W. Bush was America's closer. Called in to pitch the final innings of the Cold War, Bush 41 presided masterfully over the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany, the liberation of 100 million Eastern. . .