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Is the party over for Bushism?
by Pat Buchanan
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees. Thes...
Solutions required to decrease feral hog population
by Sid Salter
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Despite the high-decibel discussions in either opposition to Big Government in among Republicans in Cleveland or the coming embrace of it by Democrats in Philadelphia at the national p...
Donald on display; Hillary in hiding
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The two conventions now assembling have diametrically opposite strategies, caused by their differing political needs. Donald Trump is in trouble because of how he acts. Hillary Clinton is in troubl...
The fire this time
by Rich Lowry
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
In the past two weeks, the "war on police" has gone from a metaphor to a reality, with eight officers killed in targeted attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The country hasn't seen anything like it ...
May and Trump: A replay of Thatcher and Reagan?
by Cal Thomas
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Is Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities. May is certainly as tough as the Iron Lady. As home secretary for longer than any of her predec...
A personal Magic Kingdom invaded
by Rheta Johnson
Jul 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Most of us, if we are lucky, have one place in our lives we have seen that exceeds all expectations, that we keep in our minds like an escape hatch from the dreary routine of daily existence or fai...
Will Trump's 'Other People's Money' Campaign Prevail Over Clinton's Standard Tactics?
by Michael Barone
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump postponed the announcement of his vice presidential candidate, Mike Pence, because of the terrorist attack in Nice, which was in line with the modus operandi of his campaign. He didn't...
Our New National Motto: Shelter in Place!
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Political conventions are supposed to be about controlled hysteria. Thousands of people cram into a hall. Music throbs. Speeches blast. And in the case of the Republican convention that opened Mond...
Two hopefuls just looking for a bit of advice
by Charlie Mitchell
Jul 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — With apologies to Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren .. Part One: Dear Ann; I need some advice. I have led a very active, very public life. Early on, I was active as a Goldwater Girl, promo...
Summer of Hate
by D.L. Gardner
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
No good comes when all that’s left is hatred and rage. Hatred and rage must be cultivated, watered, and fertilized over many seasons to produce fruits of bitterness. Who planted the seeds of hatred...
Charter schools debated on many fronts


by Emily Wagster Pettus
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — The political debate about charter schools has been rumbling for years in the Mississippi Capitol and in the broader forum of public opinion. Now, a lawsuit is moving the fight into ...
The Dumbest Idea
by Thomas Sowell
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, ...
Volunteer legal assistance 
clinic a local worthy effort
Jul 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to the Alcorn County Bar Association, Alcorn County Chancery Court, Mississippi Lawyers Project and the University of Mississippi School of Law “Pro Bono” Initiative Program, some local peop...
Killing In America
by Glenn Mollette
Jul 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
I don't know how to write a column on this theme except to say, stop, stop, please stop the killing. Killing somebody is the not the answer. Killing people because of race, gender, religion, or for...
Walnut Grove mayor says media, lawmakers ignoring closure impacts (HED)
by Sid Salter
Jul 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Walnut Grove Mayor Brian Gomillion is hurt, mad, disheartened, and more than justifiably frightened about the economic future of the town he serves over the closing of the Walnut Grove...
Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg?
by Patrick Buchanan
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
"Her mind is shot." That was the crisp diagnosis of Donald Trump on hearing the opinion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the possibility he might become president. It all began with an interview l...
Events Roil the 2016 Campaign
by Michael Barone
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
"Events, dear boy, events," the late British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan supposedly replied when asked what he most feared. And events can certainly make a difference, as was apparent this week...
Walnut Grove prison closure was a self-fulfilling prophecy (HED)
by Sid Salter
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – I read a Jackson newspaper story about the predictable lament in the Leake County hamlet of Walnut Grove over the closing of the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility – a private prison t...
Telling the Truth Is a Challenge for Trump
by Roger Simon
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
It is not difficult to tell when Donald Trump is lying. Just watch his lips. If they're moving, he's lying. Yeah, it's an old joke. But it has one big advantage: You can plug in the name of almost ...
Clinton Backs Socialized Medicine: The Other Shoe Drops
by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
When President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton conceived of a private insurance-based, government-subsidized scheme for medical care, they knew it was only a halfway house toward their ultimate go...