It wasn't just the Republican candidates who, with one exception, went out of their ways to outdo one another in their condemnation of an organization that is the sole provider of basic gynecological, obstetric and preventative care services to millions of American men and women.
America is not a brave nation. Yes, that's a heretical thing to say. Yes, our military is the world's finest and our servicewomen and men provide daily examples of incontestable courage.
The New York Times says that the choice of a bona fide working man as the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor "illustrates to some degree the forlorn state of affairs for Democrats in the South."
"It is an urgent matter."
I don't know what got into the water this year that both the county and the city were secretive about the budget numbers they were developing.
He was not a terrorist with a dirty bomb in his suitcase. He was not a stalker with a Glock in his fist. He was not even a mugger with a switchblade in his pocket.
Wednesday in Starkville, a group of local emergency management officials met to hear from Bob Wedgeworth, president of the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Managers Association (MCDEMA) discuss the group's legislative agenda.
A hostile review of my new book -- "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" -- said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable."
It used to be that what distinguished a "good job" from all the rest was based on when you showered: The person with the good job showered before work; all the others showered after work.
With that kumbayah moment at the Capitol in South Carolina, when the Battle Flag of the Confederacy was lowered forever to the cheers and tears of all, a purgation of the detestable relics of evil that permeate American public life began.
The Columbus city council is expected to appoint a new municipal judge tonight.
A well-worn adage in education circles is that children must learn to read in grades one-three because afterward they must read to learn.
Raising her arms in a sign of victory, Kim Davis -- the now-famous Kentucky clerk who was jailed for contempt when she refused to obey a court order that she (and every clerk in the state) issue licenses to same-sex couples -- was released from jail this week.
On occasion, while teaching a class of adults, I would arrive with colored pencils, crayons, construction paper, scissors, glue, sparkles and assorted craft supplies. It was playtime.
Lately I have been enjoying taking photographs of hummingbirds and butterflies at the butterfly garden on the Riverwalk.
Shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 27, Mississippi State University was notified by a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer that a suicidal student was on campus and intended to shoot himself or others.
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