It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment.
Feel the Bern? Students at Mississippi School for Math & Science certainly did Monday during the school's mock presidential primary election.
Narrow victories in the Kentucky caucuses and the Louisiana primary, the largest states decided on Saturday, have moved Donald Trump one step nearer to the nomination.
James Fallows, distinguished author and writer for The Atlantic magazine has, for the past few years, traveled the country to tell the story of America from a different perspective -- that of the small cities and towns that dominate our nation from coast to coast.
By now it's obvious that lecturing Donald Trump supporters about why they shouldn't vote for him only confirms their convictions. If you're part of the "establishment," which approximately means anyone who has served in government or, grab your garlic garland, a member of the media, your opinion matters less than whatever you scrape off your shoe.
A couple of weeks ago I did a column on a bull shark being caught in the Tombigbee River in Alabama. In the column I mentioned fossil sharks teeth that are commonly found in the Upper Tombigbee River Valley.
"Migratory birds will start coming this month," he said. "Last year I fed four pairs of rose-breasted grosbeaks."
I am not a native Mississippian, but I have called Columbus home for eight years. During this time I have observed, through The Dispatch, the bickering then cooling and now bickering between two giants of our county, Harry and Leroy.
The YMCA has four locations here in Lowndes County, and all of them are marvelous.
Spring must be in the air, literally, because I wake each morning to the birds serenading me.
"If he was for it, we had to be against it."
Donald Trump "appeals to racism."
Just as Donald Trump did a Super Tuesday stomp on the Republican establishment, the establishment showed why it deserved the rough treatment.
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