BAY ST. LOUIS -- There must be something satisfying about the care and feeding of a car. I don't know a Maverick from a manifold, but I can tell when people are happy. Car people are happy people.
Of course. It makes perfect sense. Why couldn't I see it before? There could never have been a Holocaust had the Jews been armed. Granted, the Nazis swept aside the armies of Poland and France like dandruff, and it took six years for Great Britain -- later joined by Russia and the United States -- to grind them down. But surely Jewish civilians with revolvers and hunting rifles would have made all the difference.
Barack Obama sought as his legacy to bring an end to the two longest wars in U.S. history. On Oct. 15, he, again, admitted failure. The 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will remain another year. And, on Inauguration Day 2017, 5,500 U.S. troops will still be there.
Summer, which always seems to overstay its welcome in this part of the world, finally packed its bags and went away Thursday, giving us one last day of 90-degree weather as festive fall arrived.
We are seeing so much energy and activity in downtown Starkville these days.
I have just finished reading the article in Tuesday's Dispatch concerning Initiative 42 (Slimantics: Just in time for Halloween: The scary story of the "single liberal judge").
More than 20 years ago, German chemical company BASF created a slogan that still ranks among the most effective in advertising history: "At BASF, we don't make a lot of the products you buy; We make a lot of the products you buy better."
Who "won" the Democratic debate? The Democratic Party won.
When Tom Velek announced he was stepping down as director of coaching for soccer in Columbus and as director of competitive soccer for Columbus United, the competitive soccer club of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, last week, there was no disputing that he leaves a void that will be a challenge to fill.
Barrels of ink and galaxies of pixels have been sacrificed to solving the mystery of the spectacular rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
It is almost comical the lengths our state's career politicians are going to in a frenzied effort to defeat Initiative 42, a November ballot measure that requires the state to adequately fund K-12 public education by holding the Legislature accountable to the judicial system.
The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him.
I don't often answer the telephone, but that day I did. Probably most people don't even have a landline anymore.
The "Third Place" is a phrase used by professionals studying the process of community building.
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