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Legislative session continues
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Wednesday of last week marked the deadline for the House to discuss general bills that passed through the Senate earlier this session. The deadline to discuss appropriations and revenue bills passe...
Health insurance debate producing difficult questions
by Sid Salter
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – My wife and I are in our 50s and chase grandchildren. So, in my health insurance, do I need maternity coverage? Does my wife need prostate exam coverage? While the answers to both que...
‘Eventually’ list centers on ‘not if, but when’
by Charlie Mitchell
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD  — Lists are more popular than ever. People love lists. People love making lists, the most prevalent of which is the “bucket list,” a roster of to-do before leaving this life for the next. H...
How to replace Obamacare
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Mar 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act will generate big savings from cuts to the Medicaid component, rather than cuts to the middle-class health insurances the program offers. More and mo...
Many fights, few students, so far on school choice
by Jeff Amy
Mar 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — There was the Mississippi Senate last week, working late into the night, having another Titanic tussle over a school choice program. Must be a lot of kids affected, right? Not so muc...
Accountability & transparency are vital to government
Mar 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
We are very late in the session and have taken only small steps toward addressing the key issues of education funding, fixing our roads and bridges, and economic development. The House is currently...
Preserving life, a little longer
by Glenn Mollette
Mar 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
I've assured my wife that I will do everything to save and preserve her life should she ever be in a life and death scenario. Should she ever be in a hospital hooked up to wires and on the verge of...
Is a Korean missile crisis ahead?
by Pat Buchanan
Mar 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
To back up Defense Secretary "Mad Dog" Mattis' warning last month, that the U.S. "remains steadfast in its commitment" to its allies, President Donald Trump is sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to Korea...
Obamacare can't be fixed
by Larry Elder
Mar 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The moment Republicans bought into the notion that Obamacare must not just be repealed but "replaced," Democrats won. Democrats argue that health care is a "right." Republicans claim they disagree,...
The perils of Jacksonian governance
by Rich Lowry
Mar 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Upon taking office, President Donald Trump dusted off a portrait of Andrew Jackson and hung it above his desk in the Oval Office. He chose better than he knew. The most jaw-dropping furor of the ea...
America's high-risk complacent class
by Michael Barone
Mar 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
"Most Americans don't like change very much," writes economist and Marginal Revolution blogger Tyler Cowen, "unless it is on terms that they manage and control." That's just one of many provocative...
Would the kind people please stand up?
by Glenn Mollette
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
I'm missing people.  In recent years I have eulogized my wife's father's funeral as well as her mother's funeral this past January. This weekend I will do the funeral service for my mother-in law-f...
Real subversives are in Washington
by Pat Buchanan
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
At Mar-a-Lago this weekend President Donald Trump was filled "with fury" says The Washington Post, "mad -- steaming, raging, mad." Early Saturday the fuming president exploded with this tweet: "Ter...
Sessions scandal is obstructionism
by Star Parker
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Good citizens across the nation surely are wondering why, when critical business regarding America's future needs tending to, the game preoccupying Washington, D.C., these days is "Liar, Liar, Pant...
Mississippi has been living jackpot to jackpot
by Charlie Mitchell
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD  — Gov. Phil Bryant believes the time has come to add a lottery, creating yet another revenue stream for Mississippi. That will create suspense for the next few weeks. There is no suspense a...
A short life of love and trouble
by Rheta Johnson
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Scott was trouble, even as a baby. He cried hot, wild tears in a car if it was going more than a few blocks, and could keep the banshee ruckus cranked up without relief for hours. I once backed int...
Stakes high for state in health care reform
by Sid Salter
Mar 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – As the Republican majority in Washington begins to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” with their American Health Care Act, it’s important for Mississippians t...
The Battle of Middlebury
by Rich Lowry
Mar 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
At Middlebury College last week, Charles Murray needed a safe space -- literally. In a significant escalation of the campus speech wars, protesters hooted down the conservative scholar in a lecture...
The Trump effect
by Cal Thomas
Mar 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Here are two scenarios. One: you are a retiree who in recent years has been concerned about the value of your stock portfolio. Suddenly, the value of your stocks and stock-based mutual funds surges...
It's Trump's party now
by Pat Buchanan
Mar 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life. And though last Tuesday's address may be called moderate, even inclus...