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Barbour offers explanation of legislative gridlock
by Sid Salter
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour – never known for mincing words or soft-soaping his opinions especially about partisan politics – on Monday offered a group of about 400 Mississi...
Democrats impede education excellence
by Star Parker
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
What is it about new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that so bothers Democrats that not a single Democratic Senator voted to confirm her, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the deciding...
Is the left playing with fire?
by Pat Buchanan
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the '60s and '70s, it is starting to look like "deja vu all over again." And as Adlai Stevenson, Bobby Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey did then...
Cousin Marilyn and me up in a tree
by Rheta Johnson
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
We are unlikely liberals. My cousin Marilyn stops by once a year on her way between our birthplace of Colquitt, Georgia, in peanut country, and her home near Santa Fe, New Mexico. I look forward to...
Judiciary is overly sanctified
by Rich Lowry
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
As you might have heard, Donald Trump tweeted at a judge. The commentariat shuddered at the effrontery of it, and some worried that the foundations of the separation of powers had been shaken. Trum...
Hard work leads to happiness
by Glenn Mollette
Feb 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Years ago I heard a story about a butterfly that was tirelessly working to break from its cocoon. A man observed the struggling butterfly for several minutes. Feeling sorry for the soon to be flyin...
Remembering a lifetime of love
by Cal Thomas
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
My wife of 51 years passed away last Saturday after a long battle against multiple health issues. We met in the musical theater. She was in it. I wanted to be on stage. I have a passable singing vo...
Discarded bills a treasure trove of interesting ideas
by Charlie Mitchell
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — I know, I know, I know. When people hear about the Mississippi Legislature at all it’s school funding, yes or no on a lottery, morphing campaign donations into individual retirement accoun...
Trump must break judicial power
by Pat Buchanan
Feb 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
"Disheartening and demoralizing," wailed Judge Neil Gorsuch of President Trump's comments about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war ...
Lack of info not helping school funding rewrite
by Jeff Amy
Feb 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — There's still time to have a real discussion about possible changes to Mississippi's school funding formula. Last week's derailment of what had once looked like a legislative ...
Alternate execution method bill ignores larger death penalty debate
by Sid Salter
Feb 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – There is no gentle way to say it, so here goes. House Bill 638 as passed by that chamber of the Mississippi Legislature isn’t a bill that considers whether the state should impose the ...
Legislature has active, busy week
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
Feb 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
The House met as a whole throughout the week last week to discuss bills that made it out of committees and onto the calendar. Thursday, Feb. 9, was the deadline for representatives to discuss House...
Our View: Alcorn Career and Technology Center celebrates 45 years
Feb 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The Alcorn Career and Technology Center is celebrating 45 years of excellence in career and technical education. The center recently celebrated its milestone mark with a special birthday bash. We w...
Major media remain in denial
by Cal Thomas
Feb 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Since Donald Trump's election, the major media have been trying to figure out what they did wrong, given their fawning coverage of Hillary Clinton and their anti-Donald Trump stories. Didn't they h...
Free trade has effect on 'earned success'
by Michael Barone
Feb 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Amid all the hurly-burly of President Donald Trump's first weeks in office, let's try to put the changes he's making and the feathers he's ruffling in a longer, 20-year perspective. Start off with ...
Trump did not ban Muslims only terrorists
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Feb 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
President Trump did not ban Muslim immigration to the United States. He banned immigration from seven countries that either sponsor terrorism (Iran and Syria) or cannot control terrorists within th...
Super Bowl commercials mix in politics
by Larry Elder
Feb 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
The exciting recent Super Bowl meant that fans paid more attention to the game than to the commercials. But there were some doozies, including the 84 Lumber commercial that sympathetically depicted...
Public education stands at a crossroads
by Thomas Sowell
Feb 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods...
Lottery intrigue follows same old road
by Sid Salter
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE  – So, gentle reader, would Mississippi voters approve a state lottery were they to be given a chance to vote on the issue. In a phrase, bet on it. Yes. As far back 1992, polling in Miss...
Trump has mistaken interest in HBCUs
by Star Parker
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
According to press reports, the topic of Historically Black Colleges and Universities came up in the recent "listening session" at the White House with President Trump and his internal team of blac...