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Noble intent defies partisan reality of actual voter behavior
by Sid Salter
Jan 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – There is nobility in the idea that Mississippians would want to elect judges on a non-partisan basis. The idea that justice has an either Republican or Democrat leaning should be distu...
Education tops legislative activity
by Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter
Jan 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The state legislature had a full schedule during the third week of the 2017 legislative session, which began Monday with a joint Education and Appropriations committee meeting, where the consulting...
Why does Obama get a pass?
by Larry Elder
Jan 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama and his team  still  engage in a hissy fit over Donald Trump's questioning Obama's place of birth. To even raise the issue is to "otherwise" the first black President. In sho...
Legislative session tackles big issues
by Rep. Nick Bain
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
We have had an encouraging start to the 2017 Legislative session, and I am once again reminded of the privilege you have given me to represent you at our State Capitol. One of the first bills passe...
Trump's inauguration is not without precedent
by Michael Barone
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States has just had three consecutive eight-year presidencies, and it's only the second time in history that that's happened. The only other such moment came on March 4, 1825, 192 years ...
Time to try a different way
by Cal Thomas
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Some years ago a friend of mine wrote a book titled "The Seven Last Words of the Church, or, We've Never Tried It That Way Before." It is about what he regarded as the entrenched bureaucracies in h...
Reagan and Trump: American Nationalists
by Pat Buchanan
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. And they have much in common. Both came out of the popular culture, R...
Conservatism is not racism
by Star Parker
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The confirmation hearings of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Trump's nominee for Attorney General, provided plenty of drama that can help explain why racial tensions never seem to go...
Ill-informed, Impetuous, Reckless: The Trump Years
by Roger Simon
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump's goal is not to damage America or our allies. But that may well be the result of his ill-informed, impetuous, reckless actions over the next four years. What can we do about this? Our...
Something to do
by Rheta Johnson
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
GULFPORT, Miss. -- A waxing moon. A chilly night in a brand-new year. And on the edge of a Gulfport sidewalk, across Highway 90 from the Mississippi Sound, about 50 protestors chanted cumbersome sl...
The shameful war on Betsy DeVos
by Rich Lowry
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The controversy over the nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has been, if nothing else, clarifying. We now know that working to give poor kids more educational opportunities is cons...
Other states choose sovereignty, but not Mississippi?
by Charlie Mitchell
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — For decades, Congress has inched onto lawmaking turf that once belonged to states. When it comes to establishing a minimum wage, the trend has reversed. More and more states are setting th...
Tax cuts and economy weigh on Mississippi revenues
by Jeff Amy
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — As Gov. Phil Bryant cut state budgets by $51 million last week, he and Republican lawmakers went through the ritual obligations of sorrow and dismay. So far this year, Bryant has cut...
House passes campaign finance reform
by Jody Steverson
Jan 17, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Campaign finance reform took center stage last week, as the House passed campaign finance reform legislation on a 102-13 vote. HB 479 would prohibit any public official from using campaign funds fo...
State must move past analog governing in a digital world
by Sid Salter
Jan 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – As noted in prior writings, I’ve watched the evolution of the digital divide in Mississippi from several unique vantage points. Even the term “digital divide” has evolved in my lifetim...
Ben Carson is a role model
by Cal Thomas
Jan 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, told a story. He said his mother was a domestic who cleaned beautiful homes. One day sh...
Legislators have a busy week
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
Jan 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Several committees held their first meeting of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session last week, and four bills made their way to the House floor for discussion. On Wednesday, the Rules Committee int...
Living wage is as wrongheaded as minimum wage
by Larry Elder
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
What future will America have when so many of her citizens lack the ability to engage in critical thinking, refuse to connect the dots, and fail to use common sense? This unwillingness to think cle...
The intelligence community, Russia and Trump
by Michael Barone
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On Wednesday, in his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump came out swinging -- against some of the media (while praising others), against the policies and performance of the Obama...
Why the media lose to Trump
by Rich Lowry
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The best thing that happened to Donald Trump all week is that BuzzFeed published the raw Russia dossier about him. It can't be pleasant for anyone to see his name associated with prostitutes and a ...