Let's start on an upbeat. Next to what we had before, Obamacare has been a spectacular success. The Affordable Care Act has brought medical security to millions of previously uninsured Americans and has helped slow the rise in health care spending.
The fact that the 2015 legislative session ended with the status quo having been maintained may be viewed as a victory of sorts -- but alas all indications are that it may be only a temporary reprieve. Just prior to the beginning of the session
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones' announcement Thursday that he could not accept the offer of the state's Institutions of Higher Learning board for a limited contract without the possibility of further renewal was one side of a ragged and jarring conclusion in a two-way broken relationship that stirred widespread strong reactions.
The new tell-all, "The Residence," featuring intimate anecdotes collected from past and current White House staff members, is absolutely delicious -- and utterly lacking in nutritious content.
The argument is over and conservatives have lost. Some of them just don't know it yet.
Give McComb School District Superintendent Dr. Cederick Ellis an "A" for enthusiasm, and if the district's innovative school at Summit works as he envisions it, give him an "A" there too.
On Friday, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees is expected address a complaint from a parent of a New Hope High School freshman over a matter that has been debated for more than 40 years.
Bias is an inclination of human behavior towards a particular thing or side. It can be natural- or rational- or even incident-based. Natural bias is common and may come from your cultural, language, religious, faith, ideology or country of birth.
Twenty-seven cents. That's what a newspaper in Canada has decided to charge per story for viewers who visit its digital edition and scroll around for news and information.
Spring is unpredictably crazy. Nine days ago it was sleeting at the Mississippi State baseball game. There's something very wrong when a March day leaves ice pellets on your baseball cap.
"Yours is going to be the next wedding we all get together for!" This is something a relative said to me at my 21-year-old cousin's wedding a few years ago. I had just turned 15.
I'm just an old fuddy-duddy, and I'm in my second childhood, but I do wish the comics pages would remain entertaining. If a political statement is desired, there is the op-ed page. Some comics were funny, while making a statement about politics, religion, morals, or whatever, but they were funny.
I'm so sorry your newspaper did not get the memo in time print something in your paper about this being Easter Sunday, the most important celebration in all Christendom.
Friday afternoon temperatures hit the mid-80s, so I put several inches of water in a plastic swimming pool for Val. She immediately came over, took a drink then lowered herself into the liquid and sat there as if she was a Persian princess waiting on her attendants to come bathe her. Allowing that Val is of mixed parentage, has a bad eye and was found on a gravel road (dragging a chain), her attitude is, well, charming.
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