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Chelsey is fine and well
by Rheta Johnson
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The niece Chelsey grew up in this column, a recurring character from the time she was born until she graduated college. Then she disappeared, at least from this block of newspaper real estate. “She...
What are the surprise races in this election?
by Michael Barone
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
One question I’m asked in every electoral cycle is, “What are the surprise races in this election?” My answer in recent years has been, “There are no surprises, because any unexpected development b...
Congressional elections are overwhelmingly national
by Thomas Sowell
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local.” That may have been true in Tip O’Neill’s day, but some elections are decisively on national issues – and the Congressional elect...
Voting rights for felons issue likely to resurface
by Sid Salter
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – As part of his final months in office, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has continued to beat the political drums for restoration of voting rights to felons in states like Mississippi...
Americans falling under rule of judicial dictatorship
by Pat Buchanan
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage? Not long ago the question would have been seen as absurd. For every state regarded homosexual acts as crimes. Moreover, the laws prohibitin...
Adults have obligation to teach right from wrong
by Wyatt Emmerich
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues, so here goes: Giving rappers the keys to the city. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber and Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis ...
A war for show
by Rich Lowry
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Compared with President Barack Obama, even Jimmy Carter is John McCain. The former president practically synonymous with American weakness and retreat thinks Obama was too slow to act against ISIS ...
Medicaid debate expected again in 2015
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON — Advocates who want to extend Medicaid to hundreds of thousands more Mississippi residents know they face long odds at the state Capitol, where opponents of expansion are in control. Still...
Fewer Mississippians see gay marriage as threat
by Charlie Mitchell
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — It will happen in Mississippi. Sooner or later — probably a lot sooner than anyone thinks — this state will join the 30 others where, as of last week, men may marry men and women may marry...
Ben Affleck's Muslim problem
by Rich Lowry
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The latest episode of Bill Maher's HBO show "Real Time" performed what was, in effect, an in-studio social experiment. It sought to establish, in a controlled setting, the answer to this pressing q...
Obama in terror denial
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Oct 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
From admittedly underestimating the power and scope of ISIS to its insistence on calling terror attacks like the Fort Hood massacre and the beheading of an Oklahoma woman acts of "workplace violenc...
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