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Difficult choices remain for state pension

JACKSON -- Pension plans are long-term enterprises with ups and downs, structured to pay out over decades. And if there's anyone who has the long view of Mississippi's Public Employees Retirement System, its outgoing Executive...

My, what big neuroses you have

Little Red Riding Hood went into the woods to take a basket of bread and jam to her ailing grandmother. On her way there, she met a wolf, who asked where she was going, and when Little Red Riding Hood told him, the wolf replied,. . .

Political language gets more coarse

CANBERRA, Australia -- Here in Australia, "Question Time" has long been one of my favorite exercises of parliamentary democracy. The prime minister and government ministers appear before other elected members in support of their. . .

Sports bets may have more impact than proposed lottery

STARKVILLE -- Mississippians have been talking about a state lottery for more than 25 years and still don't have one - a decision that studies and industry estimates claim keeps between $100 million to $150 million out of the...

The bitterness tour

MELBOURNE, Australia -- When you hear "world tour" you usually think of superstars performing concerts in various cities for adoring fans. Not so with the presidentially deprived, entitlement-driven Hillary Clinton. Last week,. . .

Donald Trump's Jerusalem triumph

In the second century A.D., Jewish rebels who had stunned the Romans and liberated a portion of Judea overstruck imperial coins with images and a message of their own, "Year One of the Redemption of Jerusalem." The Roman emperor. . .

What will you do today?

Do you want to make positive changes in your life? Are there situations you are not happy with? Are you pursuing one or more goals? Is there a problem you want to fix? Can you identify at least one objective you would like to...

President Trump faces the Israel test

I was privileged to attend the dedication of the new American embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 -- an event of enormous import that will remain with me forever. I am deeply grateful to Ambassador David Friedman and his wife,. . .