When absorbing news about the Mueller investigation, I can't help thinking of Saddam Hussein. No, I'm not equating our president with the late Iraqi dictator. I'm thinking more about our assumptions regarding Saddam's guilt.
This is a column about 42 percent of Republicans. It is also a column about trust.
We know street gangs are a problem in South Mississippi. Some of the most horrific crimes committed on the Coast were committed by members of street gangs. How do we know? The criminals told us.
"Men and fish are a lot alike. Both get into trouble when they open their mouth." Author unknown
As I write this column on the last Saturday in February with a weather watch for severe storms approaching, I cannot help but think of the Tombigbee steamboat the Eliza Battle.
By the time the 2018-2019 school year begins, the Columbus Municipal School District will fill dozens of positions.
In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.
Beginning today and continuing each Thursday, this column will be devoted to state politics under the theory that what happens in the legislature is very much a local story.
Board of aldermen and city council meetings provide an opportunity to see the workings of our system of government at the most basic level.
Who wouldn't be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door.
There are 174 people who serve in the Mississippi legislature, folks from all walks of life. What we can assume about them, collectively, is that none of them do the shopping back home, for they just don't seem to understand how it works.
1. Ask Rufus: The Tombigbee Disasters of March 1 LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Roses and thorns 2/25/18 ROSES & THORNS
3. Mona Charen: Is Trump guilty or does he just look guilty? NATIONAL COLUMNS
4. Leonard Pitts: What's going on with 42 percent of Republicans? NATIONAL COLUMNS