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The Dumbest Idea
by Thomas Sowell
Jul 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, ...
Volunteer legal assistance 
clinic a local worthy effort
Jul 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to the Alcorn County Bar Association, Alcorn County Chancery Court, Mississippi Lawyers Project and the University of Mississippi School of Law “Pro Bono” Initiative Program, some local peop...
Killing In America
by Glenn Mollette
Jul 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
I don't know how to write a column on this theme except to say, stop, stop, please stop the killing. Killing somebody is the not the answer. Killing people because of race, gender, religion, or for...
Walnut Grove mayor says media, lawmakers ignoring closure impacts (HED)
by Sid Salter
Jul 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Walnut Grove Mayor Brian Gomillion is hurt, mad, disheartened, and more than justifiably frightened about the economic future of the town he serves over the closing of the Walnut Grove...
Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg?
by Patrick Buchanan
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
"Her mind is shot." That was the crisp diagnosis of Donald Trump on hearing the opinion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the possibility he might become president. It all began with an interview l...
Events Roil the 2016 Campaign
by Michael Barone
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
"Events, dear boy, events," the late British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan supposedly replied when asked what he most feared. And events can certainly make a difference, as was apparent this week...
Walnut Grove prison closure was a self-fulfilling prophecy (HED)
by Sid Salter
Jul 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – I read a Jackson newspaper story about the predictable lament in the Leake County hamlet of Walnut Grove over the closing of the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility – a private prison t...
Telling the Truth Is a Challenge for Trump
by Roger Simon
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
It is not difficult to tell when Donald Trump is lying. Just watch his lips. If they're moving, he's lying. Yeah, it's an old joke. But it has one big advantage: You can plug in the name of almost ...
Black Lives Matter and Lawlessness
by Star Parker
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Let's try and connect some dots. Last week, FBI Director Jim Comey expressed his view that, after investigation of Hillary Clinton's handling of State Department official business, including classi...
Clinton Backs Socialized Medicine: The Other Shoe Drops
by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
When President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton conceived of a private insurance-based, government-subsidized scheme for medical care, they knew it was only a halfway house toward their ultimate go...
Obama's police distortions
by Rich Lowry
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama is a lawyer, not a statistician, and it shows. After the controversial officer-involved shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Obama unloosed a s...
Will Hillary ditch Black Lives Matter?
by Pat Buchanan
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
After the massacre of five Dallas cops, during a protest of police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, President Obama said, "America is not as divided as some have suggested." Forme...
Will conventions change selection rules?
by Michael Barone
Jul 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
When the Republican and Democratic national conventions gather in successive weeks in Cleveland and Philadelphia, respectively, one item on their plates will be reconsideration of their parties' no...
The war on cops
by Thomas Sowell
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
There was never a more appropriately named book than "The War on Cops" by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of f...
The race narrative
by Cal Thomas
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
In just the last few days, two African-American men were shot and killed by non-African-American police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and five non-African-American police officers were shot a...
Squeezing memories from this week
by Rheta Johnson
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
My friend Betty Douglass made a lamp for me out of an old accordion, an unusual objet d'art to say the least. Betty is clever. And one of the things we have in common is we both played accordions i...
When a child has Type I Diabetes
by Lynn Fitch
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
The choice was made and I was helpless. My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, and this ever so cruel and painful chronic disease had chosen my precious child. As a mother, my immediate re...
Nation’s deep divide over police and race
by Sid Salter
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Unfortunately, the perception is that there are two sets of rules, two sets of standards, two sets of laws in this nation and particularly in this state when it comes to race – one for...
Technology serves an update
by Charlie Mitchell
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — Some say “leapfrog.” Tennis terms are better. Technology serves an update. The return can be a lob, or it could be a rocket. But there is always a return. No aces. Then another serve, then...
Rigged 101: Hillary scores victory
by Rich Lowry
Jul 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillary Clinton has scored a highly characteristic political "victory" – namely, not getting indicted. During a political season when "rigged" has been the most emotive description of the economy a...