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Poor is a choice? Think again!
by Rep. Jay Hughes
Aug 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Governor William Winter was correct when he said: “The only road out of poverty runs past the schoolhouse door.” This still rings true today, since it is no secret that the poorest schools in Missi...
State will be a leader in drones
by Sen. Roger Wicker
Aug 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Mississippi’s leadership in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is reaching new heights, thanks to a recent partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Our state was chosen in April to ...
An ode to the little-loved resealable plastic bag
by Charlie Mitchell
Aug 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD — Learning to text, to ask our phones for information and to instruct our cars to give us directions (and scold us for wrong turns) have been manageable. Throwing a perfectly good plastic st...
Financial questions for 2 of 3 charter finalists
by Jeff Amy
Aug 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — Decision time is drawing near for Mississippi's Charter School Advisory Board. While a proposed school in Clarksdale has an impressive list of supporters, those who want to open scho...
Movie adds to paranoia pileup for parents
by Lenore Skenazy
Aug 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
If you've seen the poster for Halle Berry's new movie -- or heck, noticed its name, "Kidnap" -- it will come as no surprise that a few minutes after Halle has taken her son to the park and gets dis...
The gang that couldn't threaten straight
by Rich Lowry
Aug 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
It was inevitable. Eventually, President Donald Trump would treat a foreign adversary as harshly as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was on the receiving end o...
Google's 'tolerance' requires repression
by Michael Barone
Aug 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Would a fair society have exactly the same percentage of men and women, of whites and blacks and Latinos and Asians, in every line of work and occupational category? If your answer is yes, and that...
Is the American empire worth the price?
Aug 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight," Samuel Johnson observed, "it concentrates his mind wonderfully." And the prospect of a future where Kim Jong Un can put a nuclear weapon on a U...
Can we survive a nuclear attack?
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
Aug 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
President Donald Trump has vowed to meet more North Korea threats with "power the likes of which the world has never seen" and Kim Jong-un has responded with a plan for a nuke attack on the US isla...
‘Certainties’ include universal health care
by Charlie Mitchell
Aug 11, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
OXFORD  — There are certain certainties we accept: death and taxes. Other certainties can be deduced from trends. For instance, the sun will set on Mississippi’s beleaguered state flag. Eventually ...
The shameful blackout of Thomas, Sowell and Williams
by Larry Elder
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Clarence Thomas, one of nine members of the Supreme Court and the second black to ever join the Court, is not in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Aske...
Sanctuary cities vs. hideouts
by Cal Thomas
Aug 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
In biblical times, a sanctuary city was a place where someone who had committed unintentional manslaughter could find refuge from "the avenger of blood." If the offender left the sanctuary city, he...
Getting clear about affirmative action
by Star Parker
Aug 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard Universit...
Birthday brings time for reflection
by Wyatt Emmerich
Aug 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Another birthday. Time for my annual rumination about life. It’s an easy column, requiring little research! I have always been a long-range planner. That’s my strength, but now I am realizing that ...
The 'anti-diversity screed' that wasn't
by Rich Lowry
Aug 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The first thing to know about the instantly infamous "anti-diversity screed" written by an anonymous Google software engineer is that it isn't anti-diversity or a screed. The loaded description, wi...
What happens after the coup?
by Pat Buchanan
Aug 08, 2017 | 2 2 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable. As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand...
Common sense often uncommon in Washington
by Cal Thomas
Aug 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
"Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence." -- Dictionary.com's definition of common sense. Sometimes what used to be...
Northeast ranked No. 18 in national poll
Aug 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Work must be done to prevent hot car deaths
by Sen. Roger Wicker
Aug 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
The arrival of National Heatstroke Awareness Day on July 31 came on the heels of some particularly heart-wrenching news. A 7-month-old and a 1-year-old died within 24 hours in Phoenix after being l...
Top Mississippians back private flood insurance
by Jeff Amy
Aug 07, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi's top insurance regulator and its only Democratic congressman are both ready to cede some of the federal flood insurance market to private insurers. Both Republican Insur...