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The myth of the passive president
by Rich Lowry
Feb 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
President Donald Trump gives the impression of having done everything in his first month in the White House -- except think about Congress. A couple of months ago, there were congressional Republic...
What happened to conservative optimism?
by Cal Thomas
Feb 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until recently, perhaps because I don't visit some of the websites where his musings are published. Milo, as he calls himself because of the difficulty some h...
Trump eviscerates the liberal media
by Larry Elder
Feb 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
It was riveting. In his first solo press conference, President Donald Trump spent much of the hour berating the media for what Trump called anti-Republican bias and its relentlessly negative "tone....
What's happening in Sweden
by Rich Lowry
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
As if on cue, riots broke out in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm as soon as the media mocked President Donald Trump for a vague warning about immigration-related problems in Sweden. At a ca...
Trump and the media: Demolition derby
by Cal Thomas
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump's insults lying down. After what may be the strongest -- and to his supporters -- most thrilling takedown of journalists by any presid...
Trump shows substance over style
by Michael Barone
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Substance and style -- it's easy to get them confused or mistake one for the other. And they're never entirely unconnected, though exactly how much so is a matter of debate. That's especially true ...
Legislature is at halftime, money bills are at fore
by Rep. Nick Bain
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The Legislature will pass halftime of the 2017 session on February 23, when all of the money bills will have been reviewed by the relevant chambers. Last week, we completed our work on the general ...
Sit down and shut up
by Rheta Johnson
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
If you watched the recent kerfuffle -- and thanks to Mitch McConnell, we all did -- when the Senate told one of its own, Elizabeth Warren, to sit down and shut up, you probably felt one of two ways...
Mississippi struggles with budget and revenues strains
by Sid Salter
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Mississippi isn’t alone. About two-thirds of U.S. states are engaged in the same problems confronting Mississippi. Economic growth is stagnant. Revenue projections have been either ove...
Media errs by allowing itself to become the story
by Charlie Mitchell
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — Big mistake. To use an overused term, “Yuuge.” The Trump administration has suckered the media into allowing itself to become the story. Big mistake. Every president, every congressman, ev...
A new direction on education
by Cal Thomas
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable. According to the Trends in International Mathematics and Science S...
Is a Trump-Putin detente dead?
by Pat Buchanan
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Eur...
Public deserves the facts on Flynn
by Rich Lowry
Feb 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In an environment where every day has felt like a month and almost every news cycle has something that the media consider a potentially administration-shaking disaster, we finally have something wo...
Mississippi museum directors see role as educators
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Feb 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The newly hired directors of two Mississippi history museums see their jobs as being educators as much as curators. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil...
Partisan lines stay fixed amid Trump turmoil
by Michael Barone
Feb 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Amid the turmoil of the first month of the Trump administration, with courts blocking his temporary travel ban and his national security adviser resigning after 24 days, the solid partisan division...
Lessons learned about online sales tax
by Sid Salter
Feb 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – The fight in Mississippi over a very straightforward decision regarding whether it’s in the state’s best interests to collect the same seven percent sales tax on online sales that we ...
Some walls do work
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
"You must always leave the wall" -- "The Fantasticks" While the debate continues about when, how quickly and who will pay for a "wall" across America's Southern border, at least one country known f...
Legislature shifts focus to spending
by Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
With general House Bills out of the way, representatives began working on House Appropriations Bills, which will determine how much money is given to various state organizations. The House was resp...
Deep state targets Trump
by Pat Buchanan
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state." To Kristol, the perma...
Leaders should heed the protests
by Rich Lowry
Feb 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
It's beginning to look a lot like August 2009 in reverse. In that summer of the Tea Party, conservative activists packed the town-hall meetings of Democratic congressmen and peppered them with host...