I find myself compelled to straighten out the many errors of fact and the law in Friday's Dispatch. Here is my response, point by point.
Tucker Carlson said on Fox that more children die of bathtub drownings than of accidental shootings. They don't. Steve Doocy said on Fox that NASA scientists faked data to make the case for global warming.
When I was little, Stuart Hamblen's song "This Ole House" always made me unutterably sad. Despite the lively melody and cheerful beat, the homeowner was giving up, leaving his faithful hound dog to fend for itself.
As President Obama prepared on Tuesday to lay out his economic agenda in his State of the Union address, House Republicans were moving ahead with an agenda of their own.
The idea that public business should be conducted in public is an easy concept to grasp and should be an even easier concept to embrace.
"It all depends on whose ox is getting gored."
It has been 42 years since the United States Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that the right to decide whether to go forward with a pregnancy, prior to viability, belongs to a woman, in consultation with her doctors.
The Mississippi Legislature reached a key point in its 2015 session on Monday, the deadline for presenting new legislation.
Forget E.F. Hutton. It's P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.
When I was a child, a visit from the preacher meant a flurry of activity.
Imagine this: You get pulled over by police. Maybe they claim you were seven miles over the speed limit, maybe they say you made an improper lane change. Doesn't matter, because the traffic stop is only a pretext.
Last week, when the Monroe County Sheriff Department announced it had seized some illegal moonshine whiskey in a rural part of county, the prevailing reaction was mild amusement tinged with nostalgia.
It took a year, but Tommy Williams got an answer: He was right.
I've been mopey about another bookstore closing.
Tom Donohue, the longtime president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, sounded ebullient as he gave his annual report on the health of American business Wednesday.
I have had several people ask me to explain how there came to be both the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
A team from Public Broadcasting System was in town most of last week doing a segment on Main Street for PBS's NewsHour. The piece is not on Main Street in the literal sense, but Main Street as a euphemism for small-town America.
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