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There are more than two political parties
by Charlie Mitchell
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — Question: How many major political parties are there? The official answer is two. The reality is four. Take the Democrats. They’re split. U.S. Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, 74, has been i...
Gulfport rep steps into lead role in Black Caucus
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Mar 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON — Democratic Rep. Sonya Williams-Barnes of Gulfport is stepping into a new leadership role as chairwoman of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus. African-American colleagues from the Ho...
Is political system on life support in America?
by Sid Salter
Mar 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – When I went to my polling place on Tuesday, I approached the process with a feeling I’ve really never experienced since casting my first ballot almost 40 years ago. I had to confront t...
Only Republicans can save Democrats
by Thomas Sowell
Mar 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Random thoughts on the passing scene: The presidential election prospects for the Democrats are so bad this year that only the Republicans can save them – as Republicans have saved them before. Wil...
Can 'The Donald' lose a little?
by Roger Simon
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
"We are going to win and win. We are going to win so much you are going to come to me and say, 'Mr. President, can't we lose a little?'" – Donald Trump, March 4. What would a great leader be withou...
Abortion law meets Bill Clinton's standards
by Star Parker
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The Supreme Court heard arguments last week in the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt case, where the constitutionality of HB 2, the Texas omnibus abortion law that Gov. Rick Perry signed in 2013,...
If Trump implodes ...
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Mar 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Episodic evidence suggests the possibility of a Donald Trump implosion during March. In the latest ABC/Wash Post poll, he wins 34 percent of the national vote – 4 points below his RealClearPolitics...
The Democrats’ Archie Bunker
by Rich Lowry
Mar 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
It was the "excuse me" that echoed around Democratic politics. In their intense Flint, Michigan, debate, Bernie Sanders pointedly said to Hillary Clinton in the heat of one exchange, "Excuse me, I'...
Razzle dazzling ourselves
by Cal Thomas
Mar 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
"Give 'em the old razzle dazzle Razzle Dazzle 'em Give 'em an act with lots of flash in it And the reaction will be passionate Give 'em the old hocus pocus Bead and feather 'em How can they see wit...
Desperate tactics
by Thomas Sowell
Mar 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite – Jeb Bush – never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out...
Will a Republican majority rally to defeat Trump?
by Michael Barone
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The Republican race for president last week converged, suddenly and briefly, in Detroit. In the Fox Theatre, one of the nation's great 1920s movie palaces, the four remaining presidential candidate...
An establishment in panic
by Pat Buchanan
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump "appeals to racism." "[F]rom the beginning ... his campaign has profited from voter prejudice and hatred" and represents an "authoritarian assault upon democracy." If Speaker Paul Ryan...
House works to meet deadline
by Nick Bain
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Last week was a productive one, and a great example of how to work cooperatively for the benefit of all Mississippians. The 2016 session had a slow start and has had its share of ups and downs. I l...
Executions aren’t supposed to be easy
by Sid Salter
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The legislative rationale behind Senate Bill 2237 presumes falsely that the business of taking an inmate’s life as punishment for a capital crime should be easy, quiet, free from confrontation or p...
Anyone for a bowl of Jellied Chicken Gumbo?
by Charlie Mitchell
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — Two cans of lobster, two cans of crab meat and one jar of Cheese-Whiz. Food, un-glorious food. We can say our world is awful these days, but at least dining options have improved. Canned l...
Time for your close-up
by Rheta Johnson
Mar 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
When I was a kid in knee socks held up with rubber bands from the produce aisle, my fourth-grade teacher scribbled a note on my report card. Rheta has a flair for drama. I think she based that on a...
The end of Reagan nostalgia
by Rich Lowry
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
If there's anything we thought we knew about the GOP, it is that it is the party of Reagan. Paying obeisance to Ronald Reagan – his memory, his accomplishments, his policies – has long been the pri...
How to reform institutions
by Cal Thomas
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
In the film "Girl, Interrupted," the character played by Winona Ryder is watching TV in a psychiatric hospital. There is a news report about a demonstration and the narrator says: "We live in troub...
Halfway through session, big debates yet to begin
by Jeff Amy
Mar 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON — Mississippi's 2016 legislative session may be halfway over, but debate has yet to really begin on three of the biggest issues. Although some officials have staked out positions on raising...
Can Donald Trump be stopped?
by Michael Barone
Mar 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The Republican race goes on after Super Tuesday. In ordinary years, Donald Trump's wins in seven of the 11 Super Tuesday contests after three out of four wins in February, together with his delegat...