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Mississippi's MLK-Lee day persists after decades
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Apr 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi and Alabama are the only remaining states with a single holiday, in January, to honor both Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee. Arkansas also had the dual holiday fo...
Minor chose to tell Mississippi’s story, and tell it well
by Charlie Mitchell
Apr 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — The phone rang. “Chah-lie? Bill Minor. Listen. You got that all wrong.” This is my 31st year. Back in 1986, when I asked colleagues around the state if there was room for another opinion c...
Is Putin the 'Preeminent Statesman' of our times?
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
"If we were to use  traditional  measures for understanding leaders, which involve the defense of borders and national flourishing, Putin would count as the preeminent statesman of our time. "On th...
Looking again at Internet sales tax
by Sid Salter
Apr 01, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Over the last six months, there’s been a lot of rhetoric from politicians, special interests, and vested interests trying to convince Mississippians that collecting a use tax that’s be...
Obamacare was designed to explode
by Larry Elder
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
There were two big winners when the House failed to take up the President Donald Trump-backed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare: Barack Obama, who saw Obamacare stand; and Dr. Ben Carson, who wa...
The congressmen and the counselor
by Cal Thomas
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Tony Hall served in Congress for nearly 24 years, representing Ohio's 3rd District. The Democrat left in 2002 to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture...
Doesn't anybody know how to play the game?
by Michael Barone
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
"Dare I suggest," writes the economist and blogger Tyler Cowen, "that the quality of governance in this country has taken a downward turn of late?" Or as Casey Stengel, while managing the New York ...
Triumphs, tragedies marked Minor’s storied career
by Sid Salter
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Bill Minor – who deservedly embodied the title “dean of Mississippi journalists” at the time of his death this week at age 93 – likely wrote the most honest self-assessment of his worl...
Personality and policy collide
by Cal Thomas
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
In the aftermath of the debacle over the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump can learn a valuable lesson that will serve him well in the next battle over tax reform a...
On Obamacare, a partywide failure
by Rich Lowry
Mar 30, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
There's stumbling out of the gate, and then there's what Republicans just did on health care. They came up with a substantively indefensible bill, put it on an absurd fast track to passage, didn't ...
Emperor with no close
by Rheta Johnson
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Just a few thoughts about the Emperor with no close on his deal, as he struts about playing a new blame game: Donald Trump is no more about helping working people than a stork is an obstetrician. Y...
Did the Republicans win by losing?
by Pat Buchanan
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. Before the American Health Care Act, aka "Ryancare," was pulled...
The Freedom Caucus is today's abolitionists
by Star Parker
Mar 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The House Freedom Caucus and its chairman, North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, are taking flak, many saying they are responsible for the failure to pass the American Health Care Act...
Financial health of state’s hospitals on a roller coaster
by Charlie Mitchell
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — A healthier Mississippi with more medical services, specifically for the underserved, was a hallmark of Gov. Phil Bryant’s stump speech when he was running for office. It continued as a th...
The Obama plot to sabotage Trump
by Pat Buchanan
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Devin Nunes just set the cat down among the pigeons. Two days after FBI Director James Comey assured us there was no truth to President Trump's tweet about being wiretapped by Barack Obama, the cha...
Legislators have busy week
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
Mar 28, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
At this point in the session at the end of last week, a majority of bills have either been sent to the governor to be signed into law or are being discussed in conference. Conference on a bill occu...
Governor continues support for Trump
by Jeff Amy
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor, after serving as a campaign surrogate for Donald Trump, continues to provide high profile support for the new president. Republican Phil Bryant is voic...
Taxpayers were already obligated to provide indigent care
by Sid Salter
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – Perhaps the most frustrating fallout from the ongoing national struggle over “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act has been the suggestion that any outcome is going to som...
Republican rage serves Democrats
by Michael Barone
Mar 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In a week chock-full of news, the party that on the night of Nov. 8 found itself, much to its surprise, very much out of power has been having difficulty finding a way to return. Democratic senator...
Response to crime in Maryland not enough
by Cal Thomas
Mar 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
A rough translation of Maryland's state motto is "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words." In the case of a 14-year-old girl who was recently raped in a restroom at Rockville High School by two males students,...