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2016 budget still grim, 2017 looking ugly, too
by Jeff Amy
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON — The shortfall in Mississippi's state budget for the year starting July 1 is almost certainly more than the $57 million announced last week. And then there's another question: Can the stat...
North Carolina fights back
by Cal Thomas
May 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Standing on principle, not to mention common sense, is so rare these days that when someone does it they make headlines. That's because you can quickly be labeled a "bigot" if you oppose a lot of t...
Hood didn’t ‘order’ clerks to issues licenses
by Sid Salter
May 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – In my recent column on House Bill 1523 and the constitutional reality of legal same-sex marriage in Mississippi, I chose the wrong verb in describing Mississippi Attorney General Jim H...
Donald Trump can win
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
May 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Quinnipiac Poll showing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton essentially tied in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania has sent the chattering class into collective shock. The same Washington insiders...
Who promoted Private Ryan?
by Pat Buchanan
May 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Forty-eight hours after Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination with a smashing victory in the Indiana primary, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he could not yet support Trump. In m...
Paul Ryan should not support Trump
by Star Parker
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The push back against Donald Trump is about far more than Republican "elites" at war with Republican voters, which is what some claim. They say that Trump captured the strong anti-establishment sen...
Lewinski and Trump: I tremble for my country
by Roger Simon
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The beast did not create Donald Trump; Donald Trump kept the beast alive. Without billions in free advertising (i.e. news coverage), Trump would have withered and blown away like other classic also...
Rep. Hughes updates role of fly in ointment
by Charlie Mitchell
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — State Rep. Jay Hughes could introduce a bill next session to declare sweet tea the state beverage and it wouldn’t make it out of committee. Why? Because the first-term Democrat from Oxford...
A shadow cabinet for Trump
by Cal Thomas
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has broken just about every political rule and precedent this election cycle, so what difference would it make if he broke one more? I...
Blowing smoke on e-cigs
by Rich Lowry
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Down through all the millennia that mankind has smoked tobacco, no one would have believed (or even imagined) that a battery-powered contraption with no tobacco would one day be considered a tobacc...
Lucinda live off bucket list
by Rheta Johnson
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
MERIDIAN – She wore a gray flannel shirt over a glittery T-shirt and sang in that voice that won't be hurried. Her Tina Turner hair looked like it hadn't been combed in a month of Sundays. Lucinda ...
Looking back on the two also-rans
by Michael Barone
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
John Quincy Adams, our greatest secretary of state (sorry, Hillary Clinton fans), thought that Cuba would inevitably become part of the United States. It hasn't, at least not yet, but two Cuban-Ame...
Ship has sailed on same-sex marriage
by Sid Salter
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – Anyone who expects the public furor over Mississippi’s House Bill 1523 to subside or who believe that people on either side of the debate will soften their positions simply haven’t bee...
Dry rot in Academia
by Thomas Sowell
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jason Riley has now joined the long and distinguished list of people invited – and then disinvited – to give a talk on a college campus, in this case Virginia Tech. Mr. Riley is a Senior Fellow at ...
Socialism's false promise
by Cal Thomas
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Given its track record, one wonders why socialism is gaining in popularity in the U.S. and what appeal it has to a generation that, apparently, knows little about it. A recent survey from Harvard U...
Giving Trump his due
by Rich Lowry
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Every Trump critic had "Oh, hell" moments during the primary season. They were when Donald Trump demonstrated a keen, gut-level political instinct that even an exceptionally talented conventional p...
Lott pushes working relations across party lines
by Emily Wagster Pettus
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Trent Lott wasn't known for hugging Democrats and singing "Kumbaya" as U.S. Senate majority leader. But now, more than eight years after leaving office, he is promo...
Bush republicanism is dead and gone
by Pat Buchanan
May 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
"The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen." So said the lead story in The Washington Post. Grace...
Can Trump disrupt the general election?
by Michael Barone
May 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
So Republicans now have a presumptive nominee – one headed to a clear delegate majority without visible opposition – sooner than the Democrats. It's another way in which this year's presidential ra...
I see the Mississippi the media never sees
by Sid Salter
May 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – On many levels, I cringe right along with a lot of my fellow Mississippians when I read stories in the national media about how poor, unhealthy, backward, ignorant, racist, sexist, hom...