"Clinton to Paint Trump as a Risk to World Order." Thus did page one of Thursday's New York Times tee up Hillary Clinton's big San Diego speech on foreign policy.
It was such a marvelous idea: the United States of America.
Each April, when the Mississippi legislature ends its session, the furor over new legislation generally drifts away and most Mississippians never really feel the consequences of those new laws in any meaningful way.
Bernie Sanders is clearly winding down his campaign for the Democratic nomination. In speeches and interviews over the weekend, he started turning his lance away from Hillary Clinton and toward Donald Trump.
Sam and I went to see Prairie neighbors Nick and Eleanor Hairston's granddaughter Reed's school musical where she belted out the "Hero" song. I've been thinking about that song ever since.
On Thursday, Lowndes County Chancery Judge Kenneth Burns ruled Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and the city council did, in fact, violate Mississippi's Open Meeting Act.
The three of us had started school together at Demonstration School more years ago than we would care to admit. This was a journey we had always wanted to make.
It is the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and the campground at DeWayne Hayes Recreation Center is filled to capacity. All 100 campsites are occupied, some elaborately so, with enormous campers, adorned with flags, personalized signs, even satellite dishes.
It's Friday afternoon and I'm sitting on the front porch of an uninhabited trailer that until recently was the home of Homer Cantrell.
As I have meandered through my retirement years, my nightly entertainment on TV has been challenging. The mind-numbing drivel that is offered daily is beyond my tolerance.
Everything was different, the day after.
The president spoke a personal word: "I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust."
"Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group ... death rates in this group have been rising, not falling."
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