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The Oy of language
by Lenore Skenazy
Oct 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
I grew up talking like Nancy Drew. "Yuck!" I'd exclaim. "So?" "Oh, no!" Then I moved to New York after college, and suddenly I started talking like grandparents. "Feh!" I'd exclaim. "Blech!" "Oy!" ...
Math, history and tax reform
by Cal Thomas
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
In school, I liked math the least and history the most. Both can be useful in the coming debate over President Trump's proposed tax reforms. The one thing I learned in math class is that if the for...
Farewell to one of the few who put always others first
by Charlie Mitchell
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — The time has come to say farewell to Curlie L. Whiten Sr., who died last week at 94. Whiten embodied the perfect recipe for making the world a better place: He knew who he was, and he did ...
The passionate non sequiturs of the gun debate
by Rich Lowry
Oct 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The mind boggles at the horror of Las Vegas, where Stephen Paddock perched himself in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and sprayed bullets into a crowd of outdoor concertgoers in the worst mass s...
Mississippi could have tough 2018 Senate race
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Oct 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi's most recent Republican primary for U.S. Senate was hard-fought and ugly, and it might be a preview of things to come in 2018. State Sen. Chris McDaniel came close to un...
Your local newspaper: The real deal
by Jim Zachary
Oct 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the internet,” everyone should be able to say, “I know it’s real. I read it in the newspaper.” Real newspapers reporting real news...
Nothing’s more sacred than freedom
by Ray Mosby
Oct 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
“Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.”—Neil Gaiman. ROLLING FORK—Folks may not always quote it just exactly rig...
The GOP identity crisis
by Rich Lowry
Oct 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
The Republican Party can't pass Obamacare repeal, but it can nominate Roy Moore. This is the state of the GOP in a nutshell. It is a party locked in mortal combat between an establishment that is i...
Professional football, the anthem and America
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
Oct 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Professional football fans were treated to some relief last Thursday evening as the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears stood arm in arm for the singing of the National Anthem. People in the st...
Do facts matter in anthem protests?
by Larry Elder
Oct 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Where was the angry left when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the national anthem protests "dumb and disrespectful"? Let's focus on the "dumb" part. NFL player Colin Kaepernick, wh...
No. 1 Alabama anhialates Ole Miss
by The Associated Press
Sep 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Jalen Hurts threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 1 Alabama let loose on Mississippi 66-3 on Saturday night, emphatically putting down a problematic foe in recent...
Judge Moore and God's law
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
When elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000, Judge Roy Moore installed in his courthouse a monument with the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai carved int...
Politics remove escapism from sports
by Cal Thomas
Sep 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
If you like professional sports, a major reason -- perhaps THE reason -- you attend games, or watch them on TV, is that it helps you escape from whatever occupies your mind the rest of the week. Yo...
Collins irresponsibly blocks health care reform
by Star Parker
Sep 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
With Maine Senator Susan Collins announcing her opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill to reform Obamacare, she has slammed the door on this latest Republican effort to address our health care crisi...
Will the NFL demand respect for Old Glory?
by Pat Buchanan
Sep 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
"America refuses to address the pervasive evil of white cops killing black men, and I will not stand during a national anthem that honors the flag of such a country!" That is the message Colin Kaep...
Certificate of need laws need review
by Wyatt Emmerich
Sep 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
I have been writing about Mississippi’s Certificate of Need law for more than two decades, so it’s nice to see the topic being vigorously debated in legislative hearings this month. To open a clini...
No way to treat Old Glory
by Rich Lowry
Sep 28, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Old Glory is almost certainly the most honored flag in the world. The late political scientist Samuel Huntington marveled at its place in our national life: We pledge allegiance to it. The national...
'Sovereignty' is not a dirty word
by Rich Lowry
Sep 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
To listen to the commentary, Donald Trump used an inappropriate term at the U.N. -- not just "Rocket Man," but "sovereignty." It wasn't surprising that liberal analysts freaked out over his nicknam...
The Vietnam War is revisited in documentary
by Cal Thomas
Sep 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
"The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain." -- Sen. George McGovern (D-SD) Filmmakers Ken Burns and...
‘Ignore’ is a muscle that could use some exercise
by Charlie Mitchell
Sep 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — A friend well-schooled in all things biblical said not long ago, “Social media may not be able to make the blind see, but it certainly allows the dumb to speak.” His modification of Matthe...