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Steve Chapman: A self-defeating trade policy

Posted 12/14/2016 in National Columns

Opposition to free trade was to Donald Trump's campaign what burgers are to McDonald's: not the entire menu but the essence of the brand.

 

 

Jiben Roy: An unexpected reward

Posted 12/14/2016 in Local Columns

If you were to win the lottery, it would be the most unexpected reward in your lifetime.

 

 

The Nobel Prize: Bob Dylan's acceptance speech

Posted 12/14/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Slimantics: Quotable Mississippians

Posted 12/13/2016 in Local Columns

The best compliment you can pay to David Crews' "The Mississippi Book of Quotations," is the urge to wonder aloud, "Why didn't somebody think of this before?"

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Trump defy McCain & Marco?

Posted 12/13/2016 in National Columns

When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin's Russia, was Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response: "Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying."

 

Possumhaw: A winter of critters

Posted 12/12/2016 in Local Columns

I called out to Sam, "Come look. It looks like a platypus."

 

Charlie Mitchell: Strange but true

Posted 12/12/2016 in Local Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The electoral college should be unfaithful

Posted 12/12/2016 in National Columns

If you thought Donald Trump was the face of America's anti-establishment movement, hold on to your chapeaus: A wild wind is rising.

 

Ask Rufus: Walt Disney and Catfish

Posted 12/10/2016 in Local Columns

During the "Golden Age" of Disney animation, the term catfish around Walt Disney Studios did not refer to a fish.

Partial to Home: Bluegrass memories and Christmas lights

Posted 12/10/2016 in Local Columns

In the summer 1979, after listening to high school classmates Nate Pack and Joe Shelton -- aka Big Joe Shelton -- rhapsodize about it for years, I drove to north Alabama for a bluegrass festival at a place called Horse Pens 40.

 

Other Editors: Transparency needed in state education contract

Posted 12/10/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Roses and thorns: 12/11/16

Posted 12/10/2016 in Local Columns

 

 

Mona Charen: Obesity, fatty foods, death and science

Posted 12/10/2016 in National Columns

Something is killing us -- beyond the fact that life itself is a terminal condition. Last week brought news that the U.S. mortality rate overall has risen slightly since 2014.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: When the truth doesn't matter

Posted 12/10/2016 in National Columns

The Emperor With No Clothes is lumbering at his full speed toward the highest office in the free world, pulling behind him to help guard the hens the largest collection of miscreants, misogynists and thieves since Alcatraz closed shop.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Press needs pressing after a hard presidential season

Posted 12/10/2016 in National Columns

All the press buzz is about the press itself lately. It's no secret, the Fourth Estate didn't bring its A-game to covering the 2016 presidential campaign.

 

Slimantics: John Glenn: The right stuff

Posted 12/9/2016 in Local Columns

John Glenn died Thursday at age 95.

 

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