Forget about Santa Claus.
It is the Christmas season and many people will soon be traveling "home" to spend Christmas with family and childhood friends.
While dining out with friends Friday evening, the husband let it be known he would like to have a Corvette. We're about the same age, well past the mid-life crisis marker. It's not a crisis if it's something you've always wanted, I suppose.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party's point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama's move Wednesday to normalize relations with the Cold War foe. The Cuban-American legislator, addressing a roomful of reporters and photographers in the Capitol, chopped the air with his right hand, fired off terse answers to questions and, frequently raising his voice, spat insults at the Obama administration:
WASHINGTON -- In the category of stunning, heartening, woefully underreported good news: In 2000, an estimated 9.9 million children around the world died before age 5. In 2013, the figure was 6.3 million. That is 3.6 million fewer deaths, even as population increased by about 1 billion.
If you need proof that upward mobility in America is increasingly elusive, consider the prospect of a Hillary Clinton-Jeb Bush presidential race. A second President Clinton or a third President Bush would send the depressing message that Barack Obama's classic American Dream ascent was a fluke.
Greg Lewis' decision to step down from his position at the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees did not come without careful deliberation.
For those who have had some biblical background, the tower of Babel is a well-known account in Genesis about the efforts of man to construct a tower tall enough to reach heaven.
The just-ending 113th Congress was not, by most measures, productive. But its endgame was at least instructive.
By fits and starts, the city of Starkville is proceeding with its plans to purchase the Cadence Bank Building.
I know what Mississippi teachers want for Christmas.
What is it that makes the holiday movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" feel so ancient? It's the relationships, but which ones?
The Columbus City council voted to maintain its 14-year-old moratorium on new billboards in the city limits after discussing the issue for the past two months.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat, could not be bullied by the dark CIA.
Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture."
As of today, there are nine shopping days remaining before Christmas.
I'm paying up at this discount store, and the nice woman at the cash register asks me something like, "Do you want to support a program to help homeless teenagers get drug counseling?"
Mass protests have blocked highways, overtaken town squares and disrupted government buildings.
Tess and I finished decorating the Christmas tree early Saturday evening. We turned the lights out and examined our handiwork, with only the colored lights on the tree illuminating the den, and pronounced it a success.
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