Discontent is the driving force in this election. If boorishness and tax returns mattered, Donald Trump would have been toast long before now.
Today, the Bicentennial of Mississippi kicks off here in Columbus but another bicentennial is also fast approaching -- that of the founding of Columbus.
"What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?"
Is America still a serious nation?
Last week the temperatures dropped, the sedum in the front yard turned blush pink, SEC teams took the field, an owl hooted, and it was safe to go on the porch again. Fall is always worth the wait.
This week is Banned Books Week, a week the American Library Association (ALA) sets aside each year to call attention to what, in the minds of literate people, is the one of the most frustrating, wrong-headed, counter-productive practices in civilized society.
The presidential election has, by all accounts, been an unpleasant experience regardless political affiliation.
Whoa, Nellie! This one-horse town is as jumpy and jittery as I've ever seen it.
Imagine for a moment, if you were among a group of people participating in a peaceful march or protest and you were approached by a cop and told that you, alone, were not permitted to take part.
A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: "Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control -- and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind."
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