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Thoughts on Bill O'Reilly's escapades
by Dr. Glenn Mollette
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill O'Reilly most likely can afford to retire and he probably should be thinking about it before he spends all of his life savings on settling sexual harassment lawsuits. At least $13 million have...
Mistrust of Trump threatens rule of law
by Michael Barone
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump's unorthodox campaign and unexpected victory have produced a culture of mistrust permeating our politics and threatening to undermine the rule of law. That's not healthy, whatever you ...
MSU’s women took us on a special journey
by Sid Salter
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
DALLAS – I’ve been a Mississippi State Bulldog all of my life. Old Main Dormitory burned six days after I was born in 1959. We never set foot on the MSU campus that my father didn’t mention Old Mai...
Minor was a major force
by Rheta Johnson
Apr 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The late Chicago newspaperman Mike Royko said -- I paraphrase -- that every columnist has five (maybe it was three) good ideas. It's what you do with the thousands of other deadlines that can make ...
Legislature concludes session
by Rep. Bubba Carpenter
Apr 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Legislators completed the last day of the 2017 legislative session on Wednesday, March 29, after working through the weekend to finalize the state budget. Several pieces of notable legislation were...
Trump is not retreating
by Star Parker
Apr 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
After less then 75 days in office, the mainstream media is already writing obituaries for the Trump administration. I don't know whether to laugh or cry from the absurdity of it all. Even Juan Will...
Why is Kim Jong Un our problem?
by Pat Buchanan
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
"If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will." So President Donald Trump warns, amid reports North Korea, in its zeal to build an intercontinental ballistic missile to hit our West Coast, m...
Gorsuch and the ghost of Harry Reid
by Cal Thomas
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
What goes around comes around is one of life's undeniable truisms and never more than in the politics of Washington, D.C. (the "D.C." increasingly standing for dysfunctional city). Last week was Ch...
The dumbest filibuster
by Rich Lowry
Apr 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout its history, the United States Senate has experienced disgraceful filibusters (Strom Thurmond against the 1957 Civil Rights Act), entertaining filibusters (Huey Long in 1935 reciting a f...
Mississippi's MLK-Lee day persists after decades
by Emily Wagster Pettus
Apr 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 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...
The crisis of Trumpism
by Rich Lowry
Apr 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Trumpism is in crisis. This isn't a function of poll numbers, or any melodrama of the past months, but something more fundamental: No officeholder in Washington seems to understand President Donald...
Minor chose to tell Mississippi’s story, and tell it well
by Charlie Mitchell
Apr 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 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 | 67 67 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 | 67 67 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...
The congressmen and the counselor
by Cal Thomas
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 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...
Obamacare was designed to explode
by Larry Elder
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 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...
Doesn't anybody know how to play the game?
by Michael Barone
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 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 | 64 64 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 | 69 69 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 | 69 69 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 ...