The continuing controversy over the city of Starkville's polices regarding its LGBT residents touches on a subject that goes far beyond the city.
There is a reason the general public has such a dim view of politicians.
As the editor in charge of the opinion pages of newspapers in New York and Los Angeles, what was the hardest part of my job?
For a full year now, the Starkville Board of Aldermen have been going back and forth on policies which affect the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The Trotter Convention Center will soon be open for business.
If he were still alive, Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 80th birthday today.
Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread.
In January and February, there are two federal holidays -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day.
When we get up in age the past figures more prominently in our conversations. Someone once said that.
With the new legislative session upon us, our state leaders are listing their priorities.
California parents are refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners at twice the rate of seven years ago.
Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "RICH BASTARDS."
Sam likes to see how high the water is down at the spillway, if it has any "color," and who's fishing -- so we took a drive.
Republicans who want to stay in office in Mississippi this election year have no worries -- if they are conservative enough.
Whew, that was quick. Another year gone. Resolved for '15: to be kinder and more patient. As we age, we trend toward kindness. So says the writer George Saunders. Here's an excerpt from a convocation speech he gave to the class of 2013 at Syracuse University where he teaches:
Blockbuster books like "Wild" and "Gone Girl" get so much attention that we forget other authors are out there busting their blocks trying to sell a few stories written without murders and mayhem. I received a couple of quietly wonderful books as gifts, and I have to share the news in case The Times neglects to review them. They deserve attention, too.
A writer seeking profound pronouncements for a year-end column is likely instead to find herself awash in punch lines. Life isn't a comedy. It's a joke.
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