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Master of managed messages has earned a chance
by Charlie Mitchell
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — Remember this one? Two people are standing on the shore looking at the vast ocean. One says, “Man, that’s a lot of water.” The other replies, “Yes, and that’s just the top of it.” Say ther...
Trump leads the new culture war
by Rich Lowry
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
The nation's foremost culture warrior is President Donald J. Trump. He wouldn't, at first blush, seem well-suited to the part. Trump once appeared on the cover of Playboy. He has been married three...
Rhetoric meets reality
by Cal Thomas
Jan 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
President Donald Trump's inaugural address may not have risen to the rhetorical level of John F. Kennedy ("The torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans" and "Ask not what your country...
New president faces a new world
by Pat Buchanan
Jan 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
"Don't Make Any Sudden Moves" is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beli...
State’s press to ‘roast’ longtime editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey
by Sid Salter
Jan 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – As is usual this time of year, the Mississippi Press Association Education Foundation will be holding a celebrity “roast” to raise money for journalism scholarships and internships by ...
Big difference between Capitol and real world? Free stuff!
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Jan 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON  (AP) — The Mississippi Capitol is not the real world, and that can be easy to forget during a legislative session. Unless there's an alternate universe neatly hidden from most people, the ...
Obama will remain symbol for the left
by Rich Lowry
Jan 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The work of unraveling President Barack Obama's legacy is underway, but even if the Trump administration and a Republican Congress reverse every last law and regulation, they won't be able to touch...
President Trump lays down the law
by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
Jan 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Lest people think that President Trump (it feels so good to write these words) was making it up as he went along the campaign trail, his inaugural address should set their hearts at rest. The new p...
Noble intent defies partisan reality of actual voter behavior
by Sid Salter
Jan 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
STARKVILLE – There is nobility in the idea that Mississippians would want to elect judges on a non-partisan basis. The idea that justice has an either Republican or Democrat leaning should be distu...
Education tops legislative activity
by Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter
Jan 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The state legislature had a full schedule during the third week of the 2017 legislative session, which began Monday with a joint Education and Appropriations committee meeting, where the consulting...
Why does Obama get a pass?
by Larry Elder
Jan 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
President Barack Obama and his team  still  engage in a hissy fit over Donald Trump's questioning Obama's place of birth. To even raise the issue is to "otherwise" the first black President. In sho...
Legislative session tackles big issues
by Rep. Nick Bain
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
We have had an encouraging start to the 2017 Legislative session, and I am once again reminded of the privilege you have given me to represent you at our State Capitol. One of the first bills passe...
Trump's inauguration is not without precedent
by Michael Barone
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States has just had three consecutive eight-year presidencies, and it's only the second time in history that that's happened. The only other such moment came on March 4, 1825, 192 years ...
Time to try a different way
by Cal Thomas
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Some years ago a friend of mine wrote a book titled "The Seven Last Words of the Church, or, We've Never Tried It That Way Before." It is about what he regarded as the entrenched bureaucracies in h...
Conservatism is not racism
by Star Parker
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The confirmation hearings of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, President-elect Trump's nominee for Attorney General, provided plenty of drama that can help explain why racial tensions never seem to go...
Reagan and Trump: American Nationalists
by Pat Buchanan
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. And they have much in common. Both came out of the popular culture, R...
Ill-informed, Impetuous, Reckless: The Trump Years
by Roger Simon
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump's goal is not to damage America or our allies. But that may well be the result of his ill-informed, impetuous, reckless actions over the next four years. What can we do about this? Our...
Something to do
by Rheta Johnson
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
GULFPORT, Miss. -- A waxing moon. A chilly night in a brand-new year. And on the edge of a Gulfport sidewalk, across Highway 90 from the Mississippi Sound, about 50 protestors chanted cumbersome sl...
The shameful war on Betsy DeVos
by Rich Lowry
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
The controversy over the nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has been, if nothing else, clarifying. We now know that working to give poor kids more educational opportunities is cons...
Other states choose sovereignty, but not Mississippi?
by Charlie Mitchell
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — For decades, Congress has inched onto lawmaking turf that once belonged to states. When it comes to establishing a minimum wage, the trend has reversed. More and more states are setting th...