I spent the last three months of 2014 in another country. Over the course of those months, I was hospitalized five times in two different hospitals.
When Lowndes County Supervisors sold the county hospital it 2006, it produced a $30-million nest egg and a world of temptation.
Columbus is proud of its downtown and is always trying to support the various businesses.
The second-most jarring scene in "American Sniper" takes place not in the urban maze of wartime Iraq but in the domestic tranquility of Chris Kyle's home in Texas.
It's good that many Republicans have joined Democrats in declaring the growth of economic inequality a problem.
"It's a small house, a fixer-upper. Could you be happy there until we can build our own?" The young man had his concerns.
It's February and the Tombigbee is filled to its banks with water from recent rains.
"Did your mother use these much?" I asked my wife. I was washing dishes after a meal served on her mother's wedding china. "Hardly ever," Beth replied. "They didn't have much to choose from back then," she said, by way of explaining the pattern. And then, to make her point: "She got married in a dress made from a parachute."
Some mornings I go outside to meet the morning freshness and am greeted by a vile and boggy odor. It seems to creep over Columbus before sunrise, from one of the industrial presences south of town.
The second record album I ever owned was "In the Wind" by Peter, Paul and Mary. The first, a compilation of rock hits by various artists, including the inimitable Aretha Franklin singing "Sweet Bitter Love," one of the best songs ever sung. I still have Albums One and Two, their surfaces scratched and covers worn.
This isn't to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather, she was one of the war's most conspicuous victims -- fragged, you might say, by her own troops.
WASHINGTON -- I confess to being surprised by the surprise over the discovery Monday of a drone at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Happily, this particular offender was nothing worse than a hobbyist's copter gone awry. But the presence of drones at the White House should not come as news to anybody who has ever heard a Joe Biden speech or a press briefing by Josh Earnest. Drones large and small are a fixture at this White House.
Mitt Romney didn't announce he was running for President during his visit to Mississippi on Wednesday.
Watershed moments are described as times in history when there occurs "a critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point."
We should have seen this one coming.
Mitt Romney and his allies are not very pleased with media magnate Rupert Murdoch, who this week said out loud what most political pros have been stewing about for years: Romney was a "terrible candidate."
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