As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary.
A year ago, when the billionaire real estate developer and "reality" TV star announced his candidacy for the presidency, it was widely regarded as little more than a temporary, if wildly entertaining, diversion in the long, exhausting journey to the 2016 election.
Federal investigators hold the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, the terrorist who helped slaughter 14 innocents in San Bernardino, California.
To be honest, I'm not liking this New Year's Resolution very much at all. It's been 66 days now since I resolved not to buy any apparel, shoes or jewelry, nothing to decorate myself up with for a whole year.
In politics, the "dog whistle" is coded language designed to delight a targeted subgroup and pass over the heads of everyone else. Other terms, such as "establishment," "Washington insider" and "free trade," are not quite full-grown dog whistles. Let's call them puppy whistles.
State leaders are claiming the new Continental Tire plant will be cash flow positive to the Mississippi general fund. I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how the numbers work.
As the weather warms and spring approaches, traffic on the Riverwalk picks up. Recently I have been walking there, not only enjoying the touch of natural beauty at the edge of downtown, but seeing old friends and making new ones. It is a place where almost everyone speaks as they pass, and, too, it is a place steeped in history.
The popular wisdom that opposites attract is true in both romance and politics.
Two waves broke last week: a pair of deaths on our national shore that changed everything. They are inseparable in the annals of our time. Goodbye to all that a Supreme Court Justice wrought, and the House of Bush brought. If only it were that simple.
One of our most tenured representatives, Tyrone Ellis, has submitted a bill, HB984, to develop a partnership school jointly controlled by the Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District and Mississippi State University.
Since 1976, February has been designated as "Black History Month" in the United States.
It was a Saturday morning, maybe a couple of months ago. Tess was standing in the kitchen, looking up at the ceiling. "Uh-Oh," I thought. I had seen this look before.
As Republican presidential candidates invoke Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's legacy, all insisting that his suddenly vacant seat shouldn't be filled until a new president is in place, it is helpful to ask: What would Scalia do?
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