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.
I am writing to ask you to reconsider your plan to override Mayor Wiseman's veto with respect to the Equality Resolution and Plus-1 Insurance program for city workers.
I met Herbert Block, the late, great editorial cartoonist Herblock, in Washington in the early 1980s. Maybe I should say I saw him. "Met" is too strong a word. I never even shook his hand.
A few words on the limits to freedom of expression: For what it's worth, there are a few that are acceptable. You don't threaten or incite violence. You don't defame. You don't produce child pornography. And you don't falsely shout "Fire!" in the proverbial crowded theater.
If we can be serious for a moment: The president made an error in judgment by not sending someone with a higher profile than our ambassador to join world leaders Sunday at a solidarity rally in Paris. The White House has admitted the error.
For some time now, officials with the Golden Triangle Development LINK have been stressing the importance of making sure our schools prepare students for the 21st century workplace.
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