On CNBC, an entrepreneur named Marcus Lemonis was asked what kind of people he prefers to hire for his businesses.
When it comes to taxes, reasonable people understand the basic principle that the public services we rely on do not fall out of the sky like manna from heaven.
The book pulls no punches.
Donald Trump is a businessman who has routinely hired foreign guest workers to staff his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, claiming it's impossible to find Americans to do the work.
Roger Wicker is a pleasant fellow. Polite, earnest, quick to smile.
There are certain certainties we accept: death and taxes.
In Sunday's edition, Lifestyles editor Jan Swoope told the story of Erik Studdard, a Columbus graphic artist with a passion for toy photography, which involves staging small toy characters in scenes, then photographing them.
President Mike Pence. The words do not trip lightly off the tongue.
That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable.
The moon was at the half and glowed so bright its reflection on the truck's window shone like a flashlight. I was outside under the pear tree waiting for Harry, the cat, to zoom by so I could grab him. It's a game we play most nights. While waiting, I picked up pears dropped by the squirrels and tucked them in the hem of my shirt.
Almost-native son James Autry ought to be known better in Mississippi. He's "almost-native" because while he grew up in Benton County, he was actually born in Memphis. I suppose that means Tennessee can claim him, too.
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