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The end of pieties
by Rich Lowry
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown, the surrendering British forces supposedly played "The World Turned Upside Down." The song should be on the soundtrack at Donald Trump rallies. ...
Are fantasy sports considered gambling?
by Sid Salter
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Is everyone who plays fantasy sports a gambler? Of course not, just as not everyone who plays poker or blackjack is a gambler. But are fantasy sports considered gambling by a substanti...
Court reverses 40 years of law on rape sentences
by Jeff Amy
May 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON — Even the Mississippi Supreme Court gets to change its mind. And it did so in April, ruling that judges can sentence people convicted of rape to life in prison, even if the jury didn't rec...
At last, America is first
by Pat Buchanan
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. The old order in this capital city is on the way out, America is crossing a great di...
Donald Trump isn't the ‘presumptive nominee'
by Michael Barone
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump has declared himself, after following up his New York win April 19 with victories in five other Northeastern states Tuesday, the "presumptive nominee" of the Republican Party. Is it a ...
Fiorina: An authentic feminism
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
May 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The difference between Carly Fiorina's and Hillary Clinton's assents to prominence is a lesson that compares that authentic and inauthentic models of feminism. Fiorina earned everything she has got...
Dramatic felony voting action unlikely in Mississippi
by Sid Salter
Apr 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order last week that in one stroke of the pen restored the suffrage of 206,000 convicted felons in a state that’s expected to be a key...
If God is dead ...
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular outlook on life. ... They are unaware of the disaster that godlessn...
God and politics
by Cal Thomas
Apr 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
LOUISVILLE – Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year's presidential race. Yet, in this campaign, self-described evangelicals don't seem as concerned as they once were about a ...
National values, not ‘special interests'
by Star Parker
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
I periodically get mail from folks who find it annoying that anyone pays attention to racial and ethnic differences. Aren't we all Americans? Isn't it un-American to refer to citizens as "African-A...
Trump is playing a part
by Roger Simon
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump is living his word. His word often changes. But you can't blame him for that. At the time he is giving his word, he means it. And that is a politician's definition of honesty. Times ch...
Trump's narrow window
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Apr 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Thinks look bleak right now for Ted Cruz. And for Donald Trump. Both will have to pass through a narrow needle to thread their way to the nomination. But one of them will do it. There will be no wh...
The working-class meltdown
by Rich Lowry
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
During an era of headline-grabbing advances in medicine, the United States is experiencing a health cataclysm. The latest straw in the wind is last week's report from the Centers for Disease Contro...
The felon vote
by Cal Thomas
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. Writes The Washington Post, "The change applies to all felons who have completed t...
Rain falls differently in New Orleans
by Rheta Johnson
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW ORLEANS – Rain falls differently here, in entire puddles, not individual drops. Nobody stops. Not for a little rain. The homeless street youth shrugs and shakes the wet from his dreadlocks, the...
Ethnicity still matters in politics
by Michael Barone
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Ethnicity still matters. That's one lesson I draw from the results so far of this year's Republican and Democratic primaries and caucuses. We're encouraged to believe ethnicity doesn't matter much ...
Angry bills dominate the 2016 session
by Charlie Mitchell
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — In 1980, a silly movie, “Airplane,” was released. In one scene a passenger loses her composure. The other passengers line up. Each one more aggressively tries to slap her back to her sense...
Conservatives for Trump?
by Thomas Sowell
Apr 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him. Does Trump have conserva...
Debate over subsidies has global component
by Sid Salter
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
One man’s “crony capitalism” is another man’s prudent investment in both the economy of a state and region or the defense of a nation. We saw that debate play out in the final days of the 2016 regu...
Dishonoring General Jackson
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
In Samuel Eliot Morison's "The Oxford History of the American People," there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman. "An illiterate field hand, (Tubman) not only escaped herself but returned rep...