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The Obama plot to sabotage Trump
by Pat Buchanan
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Devin Nunes just set the cat down among the pigeons. Two days after FBI Director James Comey assured us there was no truth to President Trump's tweet about being wiretapped by Barack Obama, the cha...
Financial health of state’s hospitals on a roller coaster
by Charlie Mitchell
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — A healthier Mississippi with more medical services, specifically for the underserved, was a hallmark of Gov. Phil Bryant’s stump speech when he was running for office. It continued as a th...
Legislators have busy week
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
At this point in the session at the end of last week, a majority of bills have either been sent to the governor to be signed into law or are being discussed in conference. Conference on a bill occu...
Taxpayers were already obligated to provide indigent care
by Sid Salter
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – Perhaps the most frustrating fallout from the ongoing national struggle over “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act has been the suggestion that any outcome is going to som...
Governor continues support for Trump
by Jeff Amy
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor, after serving as a campaign surrogate for Donald Trump, continues to provide high profile support for the new president. Republican Phil Bryant is voic...
Republican rage serves Democrats
by Michael Barone
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In a week chock-full of news, the party that on the night of Nov. 8 found itself, much to its surprise, very much out of power has been having difficulty finding a way to return. Democratic senator...
What to do about the uninsurable
by Larry Elder
Mar 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
When it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare, defenders of President Barack Obama's signature domestic law constantly ask, "What about those with pre-existing illnesses?" After all, the most ...
Response to crime in Maryland not enough
by Cal Thomas
Mar 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
A rough translation of Maryland's state motto is "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words." In the case of a 14-year-old girl who was recently raped in a restroom at Rockville High School by two males students,...
GOP conservatives must back Trump
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Mar 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The 25 or so Republican conservative congressmen who are saying they will vote against President Donald Trump's health care bill hold the fate of the Trump presidency in their hands. Battered by a ...
Perception is that Trump's policies are working
by Michael Barone
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Perceptions matter. People make decisions, even life-altering decisions, based on what they perceive as likely to happen. To the extent that public policy affects such decisions, the perception of ...
Will Russiagate backfire on the left?
by Pat Buchanan
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale. In Monday's Intelligence Committee hearings, Jame...
Gorsuch’s writings will impact debate on confirmation
by Sid Salter
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – For all of the questionable, quirky, and downright bizarre actions and utterances of our newly-minted President of the United States, Donald Trump appears to have done yeoman’s work in...
Building a pyramid of memories
by Rheta Johnson
Mar 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- In one sleepy motion, I hit a snooze button on the hotel's clock that chums up the sound of breaking waves. Ah, a soundtrack from the past. Comfort noise. My first memories are f...
Looking for answers to medical care
by Glenn Mollette
Mar 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Medical care continues to dominate our attention in this nation. I hope we don't have millions of people without health care in the next year or so. However, in reality we already do. A fifty-year-...
Gorsuch offers a nation of laws, not politics
by Star Parker
Mar 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
My first experience with Senate confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court justice nominee was in 1991 at the hearings for Clarence Thomas. I came to Washington with several hundred black pastors fr...
Purity and politics
by Cal Thomas
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Readers of a certain age may recall ads for Ivory Soap, which claimed to be 99 and 44/100ths percent pure. If the soap could have reached 100 percent purity, the company would likely have made the ...
A 140-character flaw
by Rich Lowry
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Trump administration is in the throes of one of the greatest self-inflicted distractions of the modern presidency. The latest chapter comes from James Comey in his highly anticipated congressio...
Rep. Gipson’s quest for truth reflects misunderstanding
by Charlie Mitchell
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — State Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, has his toga in a knot because a Delta newspaper publisher offered his opinion — opinion — that Gipson, who chairs House Judiciary B, went too far in mix...
Fight not fading over Confederate emblem
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Mar 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is an issue that won't die, even when legislative leaders say firmly that there's no consensus to either change the banner or to...
Uncompensated care numbers make state hospitals vulnerable
by Sid Salter
Mar 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – While the national debate over Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act continues, hospitals in Mississippi face the future with the ongoing realities of the...