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Delta Council crowd hears a challenge
by Sid Salter
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
CLEVELAND – At face value, it’s still a day of Matlock meets Betty Crocker at a lawn party fish fry. Southern traditions – real and imagined, it seems – still hangs in the air on the campus of Delt...
Religious freedom in an age of secularism
by Star Parker
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The late Claremont Institute scholar, Harry V. Jaffa, opened an essay he wrote called "The American Founding as the Best Regime," discussing the meaning of the words of the preamble to our Constitu...
Candidates need a good smack
by Roger Simon
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Politics is a rough game, and it is the rare candidate for public office who could not benefit from a little smacking around. Still, there are unwritten rules even for politics. And one rule says t...
The default candidate
by Rich Lowry
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillary Clinton may be the weakest prohibitive favorite ever to run for the presidency. She is generally given strong odds of beating Donald Trump in the fall, yet she is tied with him in the early...
Is Scarborough Shoal worth a war?
by Pat Buchanan
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino, the United States will lose "its...
Why some people live like they do
by Rheta Johnson
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
WOODSTOCK, Ga. – I like to go back to Metro Atlanta often enough to remember why I left. Atlanta, of course, is now one hellishly dense suburb that stretches from Chattanooga to Columbus with a tig...
Policies to end pay gap would make it larger
by Michael Barone
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. As a presidential candidate she has repeated that lament again and again, updating the numbers, in l...
Trump and the Supreme Court
by Cal Thomas
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In releasing his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has begun to solidify his support among conservatives as perhaps no other a...
The season of commencements
by Thomas Sowell
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
This is the season of college Commencement speeches – an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times. Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeche...
Tuberculosis remains a scourge in Mississippi
by Sid Salter
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – In writing a book about the beloved broadcaster Jack Cristil five years ago, I learned more about tuberculosis than I ever thought I would and in the process, I learned that the althou...
Museum is big step in right direction
by Wyatt Emmerich
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Delta can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction. The $20 million, 28,000-square-foot museum opened in March with two dozen exhibits and...
The Trump-Sanders two-step
by Rich Lowry
May 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The upshot of the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump phenomena is that both parties are moving to the left. Sanders' and Trump's styles and affects are very different – the rumpled, oddball lecturer i...
'Ferguson effect' is real
by Michael Barone
May 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had "second thoughts." Like many academic criminologists, he had pooh-poohed charges that skyrocketing murder rates in many c...
Mental health funding has been a battle for years
by Sid Salter
May 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Don’t take this statement the wrong way or interpret it as one that is short on sympathy for the mentally ill in Mississippi. That’s not at all the case. But by any reasonable standard...
Hamilton: Lessons from the man and the musical
by Cal Thomas
May 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The popularity of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" offers us all an opportunity to consider the wisdom of one of our most prolific Founding Fathers – while we wait in line for tickets. Alexander...
Who is the conservative heretic?
by Pat Buchanan
May 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative "principles" of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade. But when...
Losses without gains
by Cal Thomas
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
"If you won't stand for something, you will fall for anything." – quote attributed to numerous sources Historically, when our nation has transitioned from one way of life to another, there has usua...
The bathroom putsch
by Rich Lowry
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The authors of The Federalist Papers neglected to explain the fearsome powers that inhere in the "Dear Colleague" letter under our system of government. It is the instrument by which middling burea...
America today resembles 1910
by Michael Barone
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
What's your benchmark? What is the historical era with which you compare life in contemporary America? For many astute commentators on various points of the political spectrum, it is postwar Americ...
How many Trumps does it take to change a light bulb?
by Roger Simon
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump runs into the psychiatrist's office in an uproar. "Doctor, doctor!" Trump shouts. "How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?" The psychiatrist sighs. "Only one," the ...