A while back, a person whom I respect and believe to be fair-minded and tolerant, stopped me in my tracks for a moment with an unexpected question: "Don't you think you may be approaching self-flagellation when it comes to the race issue?"
Last year, during the presidential campaign, I told Bill O'Reilly, then of Fox News, that things would not end well for Donald Trump, that even if he somehow won the election, given his erratic behavior, his would be a tumultuous presidency.
The mornings are cool enough, shady enough and enjoyable enough to work with the flowers and tomatoes, even if you're not a morning person.
Most students are out for summer, having finished their final exams. In all probability, there were no easy answers. The quest for better K-12 public schools in Mississippi continues, though. Likewise there are no easy answers.
There is a strange web about this world that sometimes makes it seem like a much smaller place than it is.
We had been talking about his growing up in Columbus and where he went to school, when I asked Fredrick Jackson what got him into politics. He held up his hand. "First, let's talk about my wife," he said.
I've been meaning to write this column for years. The inspiration will invariably come some warm May evening as I am standing in the lobby of a downtown hotel and, suddenly, a limousine sweeps up and disgorges these boys in crisp tuxes, these girls in sparkly dresses, T-shirts and hoodies abandoned for the night, looking handsome and gorgeous and startlingly adult as they seek the ballroom where the prom is being held.
To everything there is a season, the Bible and Pete Seeger told us. The season to impeach Donald Trump may come, or it may not. Trying to do it now would be like harvesting sweet corn before it's ripe, yielding something stunted and indigestible.
There is an old expression that goes, "If you cut your own firewood, it will warm you twice."
Boy, wouldn't it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office?
Tuesday's municipal runoff elections failed to bring a majority of registered voters to the polls.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.
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