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Reluctant officials get civics lesson from Supreme Court
by Charlie Mitchell
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
During the hurricanes early this month, the Mississippi Supreme Court quietly struck a blow to ratify people-power in city halls and courthouses around the state. The court affirmed that public boa...
What truly imperils our free society?
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
"The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true." Hilaire Belloc's...
Ignorant nation
by Cal Thomas
Sep 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
At a National Archives ceremony last Friday in Washington, D.C., 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, President Trump encouraged them to embrace the "full rights, and the sac...
School takeover tangled in web of other issues
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Sep 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — The potential state takeover of Mississippi's second-largest school district has highlighted the depth of anger some people feel about how policymakers treat public education and how...
Senate to soon pass defense bill
by Sen. Roger Wicker
Sep 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Meeting the needs of our military is the basic mission of the defense authorization bill that Congress passes every year. Those needs include building additional ships – a priority supported by the...
The agony of The Wall
by Rich Lowry
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Build that wall! Eventually. Or at least patch up some existing fencing. If Chuck and Nancy will agree. Donald Trump's signature pledge to build a border wall, aka The Wall, is diminishing almost b...
We are a forever changed people
by Ray Mosby
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”—Benjamin Franklin ROLLING FORK —What was on last Monday now 16 years ago, a han...
A "Read my lips" moment for Trump?
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
"Having cut a deal with Democrats for help with the debt ceiling, will Trump seek a deal with Democrats on amnesty for the 'Dreamers' in return for funding for border security?" The answer to that ...
Why didn't you think of this?
by Lenore Skenazy
Sep 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Every once in a while, someone comes up with a truly new idea for a product. The Pop-Tart. The Tesla. Twitter. (Use with care!) Usually, though, folks pressed to invent something spectacular just s...
Tribalism marches on
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play. Both had run in The Orange County Register on June 30, 1991. "...
Trump makes the option play
by Cal Thomas
Sep 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
What just happened? President Trump cut a deal with Democrats to pay for hurricane damage relief and raise the debt ceiling without getting anything in return, except the temporary avoidance of a g...
Would you have evacuated in the Florida Keys?
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
Sep 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Multitudes of people are suffering through the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida. The Keys and the Caribbean Islands are devastated. Other parts of Florida are suffering from damage and no ele...
Moving the goal posts on racism
by Larry Elder
Sep 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on a BBC news show. The host asked King about Attorney General Robert Kennedy's prediction, an audacious one at the time, that a black man could be elec...
Republican frustrations could doom their majority
by Michael Barone
Sep 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
The Founding Fathers didn't expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a century, it mostly wasn't. The first election in which more than half the incumbent members of the ...
The Schumer option is a dead end
by Rich Lowry
Sep 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
President Donald Trump is looking for a congressional leader he likes. Mitch McConnell has been found wanting, so now the president is flirting with Chuck Schumer. Trump sided with Schumer and Nanc...
Trump makes deft move on DACA
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Sep 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
By now, it has occurred to President Donald Trump that if he lets Congress do what it wants, it will do nothing. Any legislation he proposes will end up DOA, a casualty of gridlock. Hence the brill...
Feinstein wages war on Christian judges
by Star Parker
Sep 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Seems that for Senator Dianne Feinstein, being a believing Catholic is enough to disqualify a candidate for a federal judgeship. Feinstein stated as such at confirmation hearings for Notre Dame law...
Summer adventure turned tide of American history
by Charlie Mitchell
Sep 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD  — Summer was a happy time in the Mississippi Delta for 12-year-old Simeon Wright. It only became happier when Wright and his brothers were told a cousin, Bobo, would be visiting from Chicag...
State repays debt from Katrina by helping others
by Sen. Roger Wicker
Sep 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
In August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina slammed into our state, people around the country were ready to help. Mississippians witnessed an outpouring of kindness from strangers that has not been forg...
The Mafia and the migrants
by Cal Thomas
Sep 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- I spotted them on my way to dinner with a friend near Castel Gandolfo. They are migrants from Africa, sitting by the side of the road outside a "temporary" residence that, for many, appears...