Jim Crow days are here again, in Mississippi, this time segregating gays and lesbians from fine, God-and-diversity-fearing citizens. But this latest mossback move to keep business at bay and our poor image intact might not stand.
"Mississippi Burning," meet "Mississippi Shunning." One we can watch via Netflix or on cable channels; the other we can watch play out before our very eyes. Neither is pretty.
Each spring, Columbus celebrates its Spring Pilgrimage, an opportunity to reflect on the city's past, primarily through tours of the city's oldest homes and the history they represent.
It was the sort of email the Sun Herald has grown accustomed to receiving during Thad Cochran's decades in the Senate. The senator on Friday was announcing another multimillion-dollar package of federal spending for the state.
As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination.
Looking across the Tenn-Tom Waterway from the West Bank, we saw young men playing basketball. Farther down a small boy twirled a smaller girl on a swing. Sam and I reminisced about when we'd twirl ourselves dizzy and tumble to the ground while everyone fell out laughing.
Let's try screenwriting:
About 20 years ago, when the syndicate that represents this column was preparing to pitch it to newspaper editors, I was called in for a meeting with the sales staff and somebody asked me this question: "Are you liberal or are you conservative?"
I don't remember much about the day I became a United States citizen. Most likely, I was preoccupied with other things, like the concept of light, for example. My parents made a big deal of it, though. There was a little announcement published in the newspaper a few days later.
Late Friday afternoon, an old friend from New Mexico called, and I stayed too long on the phone. I'd scheduled an interview at 4:30 with a tomato grower of some repute, who lives near Caledonia. I was running late.
When it comes to guns, the Mississippi Constitution is a fortress for sacred rights. But, when it comes to reading bills, the Mississippi Constitution is a ridiculous antique.
The Wisconsin primary could be an axle-breaking speed bump on Donald Trump's road to the nomination.
Under the cherry blossoms that hang on the bough, a woman and a man are taking a long walk. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are full of bottled up feelings for this conversation about their future together.
Today is April Fool's Day. Perhaps by coincidence, it is also the first day of "Confederate Heritage Month" in Mississippi.
There are 40 remaining Saturdays in 2016, including tomorrow. Yet not all Saturdays are created equal.
In an effort to stay more informed, I have started listening to the audio version of the Economist magazine on my iPad while getting ready for work.
1. Patrick Buchanan: If God Is dead ... NATIONAL COLUMNS
2. Our View: The scene is set for a hike DISPATCH EDITORIALS
3. Editorial cartoon for 4-27-16 NATIONAL COLUMNS
4. Froma Harrop: The liberal Silent Majority NATIONAL COLUMNS
5. Wyatt Emmerich: Some things the Legislature got right LOCAL COLUMNS