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Candidates, media team up to panic voters
by Charlie Mitchell
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — A bit of advice for people in a total tizzy over the presidential election: Get a soda and some popcorn, turn off CNN and Fox for an hour or two and watch the 2015 movie, “Our Brand is Cri...
Does black success matter?
by Thomas Sowell
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
We keep hearing that "black lives matter," but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 percent of b...
The nihilism in Milwaukee
by Rich Lowry
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Tim Pool is a fearless social-media reporter who specializes in getting close to the action. It almost doesn't qualify as a protest or a riot if Pool isn't live-streaming from the streets. But he i...
Will Trump take down Congressional Republicans?
by Michael Barone
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
On Friday, Republican National Committee and Trump campaign staffers held what one described as an "emergency meeting" at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. The obvious subject: what to do about Donald T...
Through a glass darkly
by Rheta Johnson
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
KEY WEST, Fla. – You will call me spoiled. I've paid big bucks for a glass-bottom boat ride over the coral reef, but only minutes into the excursion I'm disappointed. The boat is too crowded, first...
Both major political parties have changed
by Sid Salter
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Let me get this straight – Democrats who were “conservatives” from Reconstruction until over a century later in Mississippi weren’t really Democrats because the party has evolved. But ...
Lawsuit was long time in the making
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON — When the U.S. Justice Department sued Mississippi last week over adult mental health services, it might as well have delivered the legal papers with a neon yellow sticky note saying: We t...
Media focus on Trump; Voters focus on Clinton
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
While the media love to focus on the perceived "gaffes" and "blunders" of Donald Trump, the voters are increasingly more interested in the unfolding evidence of a pay-for-play bribery scheme at the...
Trump's refusal ever to apologize
by Rich Lowry
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump is running a top-notch campaign to be a conservative media celebrity. Unfortunately for him, and especially for the Republican Party, this isn't the same thing as running a good, or ev...
Red, white and blue blends with gold
by Dr. James Burns
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ve been to the moon. I’ve been burned. But more often I’m honored. I’m your American flag. With thirteen stars for colonies clamoring for freedom, I was first flown at Fort Stanwix in New York in...
Lilly King – The Most Unifying Force In History?
by Glenn Mollette
Aug 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Queen of Evansville, Indiana is Lilly King. The 19-year-old Reitz High School graduate and Indiana University sophomore swimming star, unleashed a record setting gold medal swim in the wome...
Those 'old, tired ideas'
by Cal Thomas
Aug 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Reacting to Donald Trump's speech Monday to the Detroit Economic Club, Hillary Clinton said her Republican opponent tried to "make his old, tired ideas sound new." As opposed to her old, tired idea...
Nationalism is not necessarily a bad thing
by Michael Barone
Aug 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Google "Donald Trump" and "nationalism" and you'll get 1,090,000 results, the large percentage of which are, to judge from the top hits, negative. "Nationalism" is deemed to be bad stuff, maybe eve...
Yes, the system is rigged
by Pat Buchanan
Aug 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
"I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged," Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve. "Dangerous," "toxic," came the recoil from the media. Trump is ...
New critics of Donald Trump
by Thomas Sowell
Aug 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A year ago, in August 2015, this column called "The Donald" the Democrats' Trump card. It is hard to imagine any other Republican candidate who could rescue a thoroughly discredited Hillary Clinton...
Why the relative apathy toward the Olympics?
by Star Parker
Aug 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Gallup reports that the percentage of Americans expressing interest in the Olympic Games, which have just begun in Brazil, is way below the last four Olympics. In the previous four Olympic Games, g...
Why John McCain must dump Trump
by Joe Conason
Aug 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
"Country first." That was the patriotic slogan of John McCain's presidential campaign eight years ago, uttered by the Arizona Republican to express a higher purpose than partisan, ideological or ca...
A pointless anti-nuclear gesture
by Rich Lowry
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
The Obama administration is entering its final months, but it's never too late to further diminish U.S. influence and discomfit our allies. President Barack Obama is considering adopting a policy o...
Ransom by another name
by Cal Thomas
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
You've probably heard the very old riddle: When is a door not a door? When it's ajar. An updated version might go like this: When is a ransom not a ransom? When the Obama administration says it isn...
My old man and lesser writers
by Rheta Johnson
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
I'm scheduled this month to show up at a writer's fair in Mississippi's Jackson, a town where I've only ever distinguished myself by not being hired by the local newspaper, being evicted from an ap...