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Is Trump enlisting in the war party?
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
By firing off five dozen Tomahawk missiles at a military airfield, our "America First" president may have plunged us into another Middle East war that his countrymen do not want to fight. Thus far ...
Was Obama a Russian stooge?
by Rich Lowry
Apr 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the U.S. government at the highest levels. How else to explain a newly elected president looking the other way aft...
A moment of sympathy for those who manage the money
by Charlie Mitchell
Apr 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
 When a family finds itself in a financial pickle and looks for advice, the admonition is always the same: Make a budget and stick to it. Mississippi is an increasing financial pickle with no sign ...
Someone might want a trial in Epps bribery case
by Jeff Amy
Apr 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON — None of the people accused of bribing former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps have gone to trial. Yet. But Dr. Carl Reddix might be ready to risk it. In the motion to...
Jailing the mentally ill remains a shameful national and state practice
by Sid Salter
Apr 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – A fascinating report by the Virginia-based Treatment Advocacy Center shines a bright light on a very dark national problem that has long reached into Mississippi – the indiscriminate ...
Pilot's life one for the books
by Wyatt Emmerich
Apr 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s an old pilot saying: There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots. And then there is my father-in-law Bob Knight. I reached Bob last week to ask him if i...
Trump's normality problem
by Rich Lowry
Apr 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
White House official Steve Bannon is off the National Security Council, in a reversal of what had been an eyebrow-raising decision to put the president's top political adviser on the NSC. It is a s...
Session was a lesson in do-nothing
by Rep. Jay Hughes
Apr 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2017 regular legislative session is officially in the books, yet unfinished. If you paid close attention, you probably noticed that nothing really happened to improve the quality of life or emp...
Nixon, LBJ and the first shot in the judges war
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Democrats' drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court -- a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl ...
Trump derangement syndrome
by Larry Elder
Apr 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, said she wanted to require companies to provide paid maternity leave. The President later reaffirmed th...
Thoughts on Bill O'Reilly's escapades
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill O'Reilly most likely can afford to retire and he probably should be thinking about it before he spends all of his life savings on settling sexual harassment lawsuits. At least $13 million have...
MSU’s women took us on a special journey
by Sid Salter
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
DALLAS – I’ve been a Mississippi State Bulldog all of my life. Old Main Dormitory burned six days after I was born in 1959. We never set foot on the MSU campus that my father didn’t mention Old Mai...
Mistrust of Trump threatens rule of law
by Michael Barone
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign and unexpected victory have produced a culture of mistrust permeating our politics and threatening to undermine the rule of law. That's not healthy, whatever you ...
Minor was a major force
by Rheta Johnson
Apr 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The late Chicago newspaperman Mike Royko said -- I paraphrase -- that every columnist has five (maybe it was three) good ideas. It's what you do with the thousands of other deadlines that can make ...
Trump is not retreating
by Star Parker
Apr 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
After less then 75 days in office, the mainstream media is already writing obituaries for the Trump administration. I don't know whether to laugh or cry from the absurdity of it all. Even Juan Will...
Legislature concludes session
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
Apr 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Legislators completed the last day of the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday, March 29, after working through the weekend to finalize the state budget. Several pieces of notable legislation were...
Why is Kim Jong Un our problem?
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
"If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will." So President Donald Trump warns, amid reports North Korea, in its zeal to build an intercontinental ballistic missile to hit our West Coast, m...
Gorsuch and the ghost of Harry Reid
by Cal Thomas
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
What goes around comes around is one of life's undeniable truisms and never more than in the politics of Washington, D.C. (the "D.C." increasingly standing for dysfunctional city). Last week was Ch...
The dumbest filibuster
by Rich Lowry
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout its history, the United States Senate has experienced disgraceful filibusters (Strom Thurmond against the 1957 Civil Rights Act), entertaining filibusters (Huey Long in 1935 reciting a f...
The crisis of Trumpism
by Rich Lowry
Apr 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Trumpism is in crisis. This isn't a function of poll numbers, or any melodrama of the past months, but something more fundamental: No officeholder in Washington seems to understand President Donald...