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Rewriting the single mom story
by Lenore Skenazy
Sep 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
When Emma Johnson was growing up, she was certain of one thing: She would never be a single mom. After all, she'd been raised by one. And though she appreciates her mom's hard work and how it paid ...
The UN: Once 'useless,' now useful
by Cal Thomas
Sep 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
While campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump more than once referred to the United Nations as a "useless" organization and "not a friend of democracy." In his speech Tuesday to the 72nd Sessi...
Court to public officials who meet in private: ‘Don’t’
by Layne Bruce
Sep 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON – It was a long, rainy summer across much of the state. But September brought with it lots of sunshine – both literally and metaphorically. Just as we started to enjoy one of the longest su...
Tension in Washington nothing new
by Michael Barone
Sep 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the president seems out of alignment, on policy and political goals, with his party in Congress. This strikes many as an anomalous, even alarming, situation. ...
Marriage collapse is concerning
by Star Parker
Sep 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A new report from the Pew Research Center brings the latest update on the deteriorating state of traditional marriage in America. And as sobering as is the picture for the nation as a whole, the si...
'Handmaid's Tale' lunacy
by Rich Lowry
Sep 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump, much to his chagrin, never won an Emmy for "The Apprentice," but he can now take indirect credit for a clutch of the awards. The Hulu series "The Handmaid's Tale" won eight Emmys on S...
Reluctant officials get civics lesson from Supreme Court
by Charlie Mitchell
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
During the hurricanes early this month, the Mississippi Supreme Court quietly struck a blow to ratify people-power in city halls and courthouses around the state. The court affirmed that public boa...
What truly imperils our free society?
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
"The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true." Hilaire Belloc's...
Ignorant nation
by Cal Thomas
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
At a National Archives ceremony last Friday in Washington, D.C., 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, President Trump encouraged them to embrace the "full rights, and the sac...
School takeover tangled in web of other issues
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Sep 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — The potential state takeover of Mississippi's second-largest school district has highlighted the depth of anger some people feel about how policymakers treat public education and how...
Senate to soon pass defense bill
by Sen. Roger Wicker
Sep 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Meeting the needs of our military is the basic mission of the defense authorization bill that Congress passes every year. Those needs include building additional ships – a priority supported by the...
The agony of The Wall
by Rich Lowry
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Build that wall! Eventually. Or at least patch up some existing fencing. If Chuck and Nancy will agree. Donald Trump's signature pledge to build a border wall, aka The Wall, is diminishing almost b...
We are a forever changed people
by Ray Mosby
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”—Benjamin Franklin ROLLING FORK —What was on last Monday now 16 years ago, a han...
A "Read my lips" moment for Trump?
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
"Having cut a deal with Democrats for help with the debt ceiling, will Trump seek a deal with Democrats on amnesty for the 'Dreamers' in return for funding for border security?" The answer to that ...
Why didn't you think of this?
by Lenore Skenazy
Sep 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Every once in a while, someone comes up with a truly new idea for a product. The Pop-Tart. The Tesla. Twitter. (Use with care!) Usually, though, folks pressed to invent something spectacular just s...
Tribalism marches on
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play. Both had run in The Orange County Register on June 30, 1991. "...
Trump makes the option play
by Cal Thomas
Sep 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
What just happened? President Trump cut a deal with Democrats to pay for hurricane damage relief and raise the debt ceiling without getting anything in return, except the temporary avoidance of a g...
Would you have evacuated in the Florida Keys?
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
Sep 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Multitudes of people are suffering through the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida. The Keys and the Caribbean Islands are devastated. Other parts of Florida are suffering from damage and no ele...
Moving the goal posts on racism
by Larry Elder
Sep 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on a BBC news show. The host asked King about Attorney General Robert Kennedy's prediction, an audacious one at the time, that a black man could be elec...
Republican frustrations could doom their majority
by Michael Barone
Sep 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Founding Fathers didn't expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a century, it mostly wasn't. The first election in which more than half the incumbent members of the ...