For most of us, the most obvious sign of interstate commerce is encountered on our highways, where large semis are a common sight, or in the air, where the roar of aircraft disturbs the silence of the skies or along railroad lines, where we often are forced to stop as the long procession of railroad cars loaded down with products and materials interrupt our travels.
Setting aside the few years Mississippi turned in its membership card, a pretty significant birthday is upcoming.
I was making a gingerbread man, a ginger-Trump-man, using candy orange slices for the infamous hair, all the while trying to figure out why a smart friend the night before had said what everyone and his brother keeps declaring with conviction: The Donald is sure to lose steam any day now.
New Year's resolutions date back to the Babylonians when promises were made to the gods to pay off debts and return borrowed items. The Romans made promises to the god Janus (January) in hopes of a favorable new year.
America needs to get a grip.
The flooding caused by the recent storms brings to mind high water of past times.
Christmas Eve -- It's early morning and Val, our lost-and-found dog with a bad eye and I are on our way to Noxubee County to spend the morning in the woods.
The Mississippi Economic Council has put down on paper what many transportation leaders and others have been saying for years. The state's roads and bridges are in terrible shape, the situation is nearing a crisis point, and there are easy and reasonable ways to address it -- if we can only get those running state government to summon the political courage to do the necessary and obvious.
The biggest political news is that Donald Trump may be doing even better than polls have suggested. Yikes.
On Nov. 19, less than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, my wife Carol and I were scheduled to leave for a Thanksgiving vacation in Madrid. "No, no, don't go," advised friends and family. Europe isn't safe. It's too dangerous.
High on most checklists for ensuring a long and healthy life is being married. Marriage is said to bestow protective health benefits, such as low blood pressure and better cholesterol numbers.
Christmas is near at hand. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.
When the Columbus Police Department released video on Tuesday from the body cameras worn by the three CPD officers who were involved in the Oct. 16 shooting death of Ricky Ball, the most relevant video -- that taken immediately after the shooting was not included.
Sunday's article on the decline of hunting hinted at several reasons. Allow me to voice my views.
"I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here ... and ... around the world, that there is a 'clash of civilizations.'"
1. Ask Rufus: Passing Thoughts of Long Ago LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Roses and thorns: 10/15/17 ROSES & THORNS
3. Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Trump the heir to Reagan? NATIONAL COLUMNS
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5. Steve Chapman: Trump declares war on the Constitution NATIONAL COLUMNS