His name doesn't even appear in the book. But make no mistake. "Hillbilly Elegy," the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump.
It's almost like one of those "Where's Waldo?" books, when you find the man in the funny cap on every page in every location in every situation.
Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition.
A rose to Col. Douglas "Gos" Gosney, Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base.
Let's get real. Ignore political ideology for a moment. Mississippi is a poor state, persistently landing near the bottom on income, health, and education rankings.
Beth and I went kayaking Wednesday afternoon. We launched at DeWayne Hayes Park out near Columbus Air Force Base. It's lovely out there.
The old Black Prairie of Mississippi and Alabama, named after its fertile soil, has deep roots in the history of blues music.
Nature can be a magnificent thing when we pause to notice.
I have lots of stickers on the front door of my office. Probably too many. I have the typical "We're Open" sign that reverses to "We'll be back at" with a clock face and moving clock hands so we can approximate our return from wherever.
Deep in the heart of summer, things stand still here as an army of cicadas conquers the capital. As one of those who has not fled, I'm left to wander down history's trails, ambling up to the present.
There are many, many ways we honor our veterans, all of them merited.
"You know, it really doesn't matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass," Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine
When I wrote the headline "Hillary's heel," I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife's pantsuit hem.
Maybe I'm just getting old, but more and more as of late, current events stir the echoes of my childhood.
Ordinarily, I might gloat. Last week, a prominent conservative pundit conceded a point yours truly and countless others have been making for a long time.
This month, the people who run the state -- Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn -- announced their intentions to "reform" the state's tax structure as a means of a reviving a state economy that appears to be poised on the edge of the abyss.
1. Lynn Spruill: My front door LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Jamie Stiehm: How the 22nd Amendment has hurt democracy: a ramble NATIONAL COLUMNS
3. Ask Rufus: The blues heritage of the Black Prairie LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Natures force DISPATCH EDITORIALS
5. Editorial Cartoon for 8-26-16 NATIONAL COLUMNS