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PEER’s mission not a priority for Reeves?
by Charlie Mitchell
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — A long time ago in a galaxy far away … No. Let’s leave “Star Wars” out of this. But there was a time — and it does seem long ago — when the Mississippi Legislature enacted a bevy of “good ...
Is Bush 41 a traitor to GOP?
by Glenn Mollette
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Is Bush 41 a backstabber? The Republican Party has carried his family throughout their entire lives. Now at the age of 92, is this what he has to offer a party that has so elevated he and his sons ...
How can Trump win the debate?
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
As we point out in our book "Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary," there is a fundamental flaw in Hillary Clinton's campaign approach, and the debate coming up on Monday, Sept. 26, should make i...
More terror brings more denials
by Cal Thomas
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In Florida Monday, following the bombings in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump referred to the captured bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, as an "evil thug." He then added, "Hillary Clinton is...
Election impacts what's in your wallet
by Betsy McCaughey
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The choice for voters is clear: a tax cut from Donald Trump or a pay cut courtesy of Hillary Clinton. Trump is promising to slash income taxes to zero for millions of people currently paying them, ...
Faulkner, chainsaws and magnolias
by Rheta Johnson
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The apex of my 40-year journalism career was a telephone interview, strange to say. I combed my curls and dressed up in my best corduroy skirt and blue sweater for that phone chat, wanting to look ...
Questions Lester Holt should ask
by Cal Thomas
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Next week's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could determine the outcome of the election. As polls show Trump leading in some swing states and closing the gap in others,...
Is Trump a traitor?
by Rich Lowry
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Someone dares call it treason. Hillary Clinton used the occasion of the New York-area bombings to accuse Donald Trump of providing "aid and comfort" to ISIS. This speaks both to her desperation as ...
We are in a political predicament
by Thomas Sowell
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory. A professor at Morgan State Universi...
For profit colleges under scrutiny
by Charlie Mitchell
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — It’s too soon to cue up the wonderful Etta James for a refrain of “At Last,” but the U.S. Department of Education has taken a step toward crimping the abuses too many students and all taxp...
The Year of political reenactors
by Michael Barone
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The thought came to me as I watched the Cleveland police clear away protesters from the city's Public Square. Half a dozen on horseback, nearly a dozen or so on heavy-duty bikes, the cops deftly co...
US phases out private prisons, state shuts 1
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi jumped enthusiastically into using private prisons in the mid-1990s, when the Department of Corrections was under a longstanding federal court order to ease crowding and ...
Trump is a big, beautiful black swan
by Rich Lowry
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
If you aren't seriously contemplating the biggest black swan event in American electoral history, you aren't paying attention. Fifteen months ago, Donald Trump was a reality-TV star with a spotty b...
Are honesty, decency, and service their own rewards?
by Sid Salter
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Our American culture is such that we’re almost conditioned to believe that when people perform exemplary acts, those acts are somehow rewarded in proportion to the facts surrounding th...
Our View: Volunteers sought to help students
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The call for help has once again been placed upon the community. And we need to respond. Volunteer tutors and mentors are needed to help the young people of Alcorn County on their way to a brighter...
Lying is a clue to character
by Cal Thomas
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1996, The New York Times columnist William Safire diagnosed Hillary Clinton's real problem. He called her a "congenital liar." Congenital is defined as "having by nature a specified character." ...
Bibi backs Trump -- on Putin
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated. Arriving on Capitol Hill to repair ties between Trump and party elites...
How's that fundamental transformation going?
by Michael Barone
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
When Air Force One landed in China last week for the G-20 Summit, Chinese authorities didn't wheel out the usual staircase for the president to disembark. Instead he had to exit through an opening ...
Will Mississippi lawmakers follow Alabama’s BP settlement template?
by Sid Salter
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Across the state line to the east, Alabama lawmakers meeting in a special session approved a compromise plan to spend the lion’s share of that state’s $1 billion BP oil spill settlemen...
Chronic secrecy and dishonesty
by Rich Lowry
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
With the Clintons, mistrust always pays. A couple of weeks ago, Hillary was yukking it up with Jimmy Kimmel over the absurdity of rumors that she was hiding something about her health. Look, she ca...