Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced U.S policy toward Israel's "settlements" is reverting to one held by the Reagan administration; that is the right of Israelis to settle in the ancient lands of Judea and Samaria "is not, per se, inconsistent with international law."
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently put President Donald Trump on notice about any possible retaliation against the whistleblower who filed a complaint against Trump. Pelosi warned: "I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower. I was there. I told the president, you'…
If you are in need of more evidence as to why so many Americans are cynical about politics in general and Washington in particular (and isn't current evidence sufficient?), you need look no further than the etymological shift taken by Democrats during the House impeachment hearings.
President Donald Trump recently launched his black-outreach operation -- called Black Voices for Trump -- in Atlanta. The objective, of course, is to move more African American voters to the Republican Party. There is good reason to believe Republicans can attract more than the 8% of the bla…
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi House Speaker William J. "Billy" McCoy was a second-generation state lawmaker, a college-educated vocational agriculture teacher, a Farmers Home Administration loan officer and briefly an auditor for the state - and yes, he was a farmer and one of his family's succe…
The number one ranked Kentucky basketball team hosted the Evansville, Indiana Purple Aces on November 12thand were defeated. The Aces were ranked in the preseason to finish in the bottom half of their Missouri Valley Conference and recently barely defeated neighboring University of Southern …
JACKSON -- Former Mississippi House Speaker Billy McCoy died last week, but his legislative work remains visible in the form of four-lane highways in rural areas and schools that are better funded and better equipped than they once were on track to be.
Michael Bloomberg has delivered his latest delicious hint about running for president. Former Attorney General Eric Holder is fresh from taking credit for the new Democratic legislative majorities in Virginia, making it known he might be interested. And former Gov. Deval Patrick joined the p…
According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters.
A speech at the Hobo Fire Station in rural Prentiss County sent reverberations throughout Mississippi's political environment amid the 2003 elections.
On hearing the State Department's George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony:
Water boils and creates steam at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Water at 211 degrees is just really hot. The fact that it's almost boiling doesn't matter. Getting close isn't good enough. A steam engine is useless without steam, it won't work with hot water.
I admire people who are kind to animals, who do all they can to ensure that they are not mistreated and have homes with loving overseers. I'm a cat person myself, but I don't avidly work to ensure their protection and care.
Today's technology has helped usher in what is commonly referred to as the sharing economy. This is a broad term we use for an economic system where services are provided in exchange for a fee, via a third-party facilitator.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wants "Medicare for All," as does Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., her self-described "Democratic socialist" rival. Unlike Sanders, however, Warren claims she can finance her plan by raising taxes only on the superrich. The middle class, Warren insists, will see th…
If you are paying attention to the Washington circus that is the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's handling of the much maligned Ukraine call, this is what real collusion looks like: a media largely committed to advancing the goal of Democrats to severely damage or remove him from o…
STARKVILLE -- Republican Gov.-Elect Tate Reeves won a solid general election victory over Democratic nominee Jim Hood and two minor party candidates in a race that was projected to be much tighter.
After celebrating Tuesday's takeover of Virginia's legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren.
Our country is over 22 trillion dollars in debt and growing. Reducing our spending is never easy especially for our government. We have a lot of obligations from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Defense, Veterans, Infrastructure and more.
When it comes to communication, it is often said that it's not important what someone says. What's important is what the other person hears. What you hear is shaped by, and influences, your perception.
Have you noticed that the two parties' fields of presidential candidates have, in the past two election cycles, grown enormously larger than (if not necessarily superior to) those in past years? Where parties used to have two to five serious candidates to choose from, Republicans had 17 in 2…
As far as I can tell from a reading of history, while some presidents were friends of clergy, who sometimes advised them, to my knowledge, none hired them as staff members. Until Richard Nixon. It was during Nixon's administration that Charles Colson began mobilizing the evangelical communit…
Michelle Obama recently complained about "white flight" in her old Chicago neighborhood. By "white flight " she means that whites left her neighborhood as it became increasingly black. "Upstanding families like ours, who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better -- as we moved …
I have a dream that one day Mississippi will trade partisanship for progress. However, not yet. The Mississippi gubernatorial race this week was competitive but disheartening. I knew the results would be close and hoped that Attorney General Jim Hood would win, but I felt fairly certain that…
STARKVILLE -- After many months of speeches, political ads, TV & radio commercials and social media propaganda, trying to have a serious discussion of education funding in Mississippi is in great measure a fool's errand and an errand that is dependent on one's world view.
If there's one thing that elite opinion tends to agree about on the left and the right, it's that nationalism is a very bad thing. If anything, this view has become even more entrenched as nationalism has demonstrated its potency in recent years, from the election of Donald Trump to Britain'…
Dear Annie: About 65 years ago, my 20-year-old sister, "Pat," had an affair with a married man that resulted in the birth of my nephew, "Harry." The married man, of course, deserted her. Soon after Harry was born, Pat met a slightly older divorced man named "Sam." Sam married Pat and accepte…
Dear Readers: I am printing these two letters together to remind anyone who is in an abusive relationship to leave as soon as possible. Take yourself, your children and pets with you. There are many resources available for you.
"I'm at the end of my rope," is a phrase uttered by those who feel they have no more options or strength. This happens when you are totally drained, believing you don't have the ability to further deal with a particular situation. You always have more inside you than you realize.
- Where was the love for whistleblowers during the Obama administration?
- Desperate Democrats
- Elizabeth Warren's 'Medicare for All' debacle
- Trump launches black outreach effort
- What's behind our world on fire?
- Speaker McCoy's record in the state House is one of vision, pragmatism and progress
- Never underestimate your enemies
- Meet Chew-broccia
- McCoy leaves legacy of roads, schools, service
- The Russian conspiracy that won't die
- Late-starting presidential campaign may not be hopeless
- Whatever happened to teaching history?
- Speech captures life, convictions of former speaker
- Saying goodbye to a friend
- When did Ukraine become a 'critical ally'?
- Just one more degree makes all the difference
- People who care for animals' welfare are admirable
- Allow innovation to happen in Mississippi
- How crazy is Warren's health care plan?
- Democrats shouldn't blame Latin
- Noise is necessary for political progress
- Real collusion
- Legislature should remove archaic vestige of Jim Crow from constitution
- Will 'sexist' white males derail Warren?
- Entitlements require more money
- Democrats evaluating state election losses
- What do you hear?
- Midway: Luck or something much more?
- Parties present very different fields of candidates
- Releasing kids into the wild
- Who needs spiritual advisers?
- What Michelle Obama leaves out about 'white flight'
- Citizens should push Reeves to support education
- Congress may act on drug prices
- Impeachment about ideology, not Constitution
- Trump faces 'lynching' hypocrisy
- Elections wreak havoc with sensible discussions of education spending, quality
- 'Nationalism' shouldn't be a dirty word
- Is it ever a good time to reveal paternity?
- The importance of 'no-men'
- Where are the high crimes?
- To love is to listen to others around you
- Mississippi to see big turnover in state offices
- The day Nixon routed the establishment
- The best Trump defense
- Get out of abusive relationships
- Your rope has no end
- Looking through the beholder's eyes
- Voters may have to decide party vs. issues
- Another one bites the dust