Tracy is tired. She was tired even before Baltimore burned this week.
The U.S. Civil War ended 150 years ago this month and Monday, Mississippi celebrated Confederate Memorial Day.
Former Gov. Haley Barbour, whose pristine pedigree in Republican America is unmatched, inspired a headline a few of weeks ago with a speech on Mike Espy Scholars Day at Jackson's historically black Tougaloo College.
Remember when "the birds and the bees" was a euphemism for the "facts of life" which was a euphemism for sex?
After all, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre traded his dog whistle for an air horn at a recent gathering of the gun faithful in Washington, D.C. "I have to tell you," he said, "eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough." Subtle, it was not.
Recently there was a television series about some treasure hunters out west having found an old map that they thought would lead them to a long lost gold mine.
So I'm standing in line waiting to place my order at the Old Country Bakery in Brooksville and this voice says, "Why didn't you say in your column that you ate here?"
A rose to everyone who participated in this year's Relay for Life, including sponsors, volunteers and members of the community who made donations to the cause.
Common sense. I was taught early on good and bad, right and wrong. The neighborhood moms would not hesitate to correct, discipline or call home. We were not allowed the luxury of saying my parents were the reason for my actions.
For a month now, the Saudi air force has been bombing Yemen to reverse a takeover of that nation of 25 million by Houthi rebels, and reinstall a president who fled his country and is residing in Riyadh.
"Obama is a Muslim," it said. "That is a FACT."
Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina's largest maximum-security prison, gets plenty of bad press -- from a riot and a lockdown in February to drone-delivered contraband a few days ago.
In some instances, attendance is a poor measure of the success of a meeting.
He was a most handsome black man with gentle, green eyes. He was lean and muscular, a testament to an athletic past. He came to our office with wonder and some shyness. He was a bit reserved but there was an undeniable sweetness about him.
When postal worker Doug Hughes -- otherwise known as the gyrocopter dude -- landed his gizmo on the West Lawn of the Capitol, he wasn't worried about being shot down, he says.
It's been a soggy spring. The brief respite from rain over the past few days does little to comfort us as we consider the forecast, which calls for -- you guessed it -- even more rain heading into the weekend.
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