There are the obvious, direct and immediate benefits of having a strong national standing for your football team. And there are some indirect benefits.
FISHTRAP HOLLOW -- From the barn come the boards that serve as underpinning for my old house. They are brought to its high side and screwed into the battened cedar for the season. Warnings here are for a freeze.
They say they are going to rape Shoshana Roberts. She's the star of a hidden camera video that has gone viral. Posted by Hollaback!, a group that campaigns against the street harassment of women -- "catcalling" -- it shows Roberts taking a silent stroll through New York City. Over the course of 10 hours, she records over a hundred instances of unwanted attention from unknown men.
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama is a gifted politician. But a president is judged by the gifts he leaves behind. Following his fourth national election as party leader, Democrats are taking stock of what they have received.
During its regular meeting, the Starkville Board of Aldermen passed by a 6-1 vote a proposal to temporarily ban pets - essentially dogs - from its three public cemeteries.
As with many public policies, the idea of a government-set minimum wage started small.
Aside from a run-off for the District 17 state senate, the election season ended Tuesday, when Golden Triangle went to the polls in what election officials say were modest numbers.
The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn't matter much to progressives.
What is the most under-represented group in our local, state and federal government?
The Republican debate about the shape of the political future has begun.
I despise country music and I'm not too keen about the music you generally hear in church, either. This was not always the case.
Let's pause in praise of nurses.
The semi-annual grumbling commenced Sunday with the arrival of Standard Time. It will surely emerge again on March 8 with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time.
Sam said the Saints game would be over in 5 minutes 29 seconds and then we could go for a bike ride but I'd been around that block before and I knew that a televised game of 5 minutes would be at least another 30 so I headed out to the lake.
I think more information needs to be shared with the public on who came up with the formula, and its merits. Will more money help students want to learn, be motivated, and take initiative?
"Ebola has reminded people that it is not just poor people who can die of infectious disease," Bill Gates tells me, in a characteristically matter-of-fact tone.
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