James Fallows, distinguished author and writer for The Atlantic magazine has, for the past few years, traveled the country to tell the story of America from a different perspective -- that of the small cities and towns that dominate our nation from coast to coast.
By now it's obvious that lecturing Donald Trump supporters about why they shouldn't vote for him only confirms their convictions. If you're part of the "establishment," which approximately means anyone who has served in government or, grab your garlic garland, a member of the media, your opinion matters less than whatever you scrape off your shoe.
A couple of weeks ago I did a column on a bull shark being caught in the Tombigbee River in Alabama. In the column I mentioned fossil sharks teeth that are commonly found in the Upper Tombigbee River Valley.
"Migratory birds will start coming this month," he said. "Last year I fed four pairs of rose-breasted grosbeaks."
I am not a native Mississippian, but I have called Columbus home for eight years. During this time I have observed, through The Dispatch, the bickering then cooling and now bickering between two giants of our county, Harry and Leroy.
The YMCA has four locations here in Lowndes County, and all of them are marvelous.
Spring must be in the air, literally, because I wake each morning to the birds serenading me.
"If he was for it, we had to be against it."
Donald Trump "appeals to racism."
Just as Donald Trump did a Super Tuesday stomp on the Republican establishment, the establishment showed why it deserved the rough treatment.
Stop us if you've heard this one: When the appointments are made to city boards, it is important that those choices are made ethically and fairly because to do otherwise erodes confidence in our city government.
The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off his country from the outside world.
If you ask the average American what form of government we have here in the U.S., the response would most likely be "a democracy."
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