Mississippi's Republican Party lost another of its statesmen last week with the death of Gil Carmichael, 88, of Meridian, who rose to become the nominee in races for Congress, U.S. senator, governor and lieutenant governor, always running strongly but never winning.
If you ask Donald Trump fans why they like him, there's an excellent chance they'll say, "Because he's not politically correct."
Many Americans used to regard New York City as a bankrupt foreign vessel docked on their Atlantic coastline.
You can pick your headline for Iowa: "Trump Didn't Win!" "Hillary Didn't Lose!" "Rubio's the One!" I prefer the third.
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you've never heard of her.
Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going.
Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: "Grow up!"
The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria.
The heft of the gold felt good in the palm. A smooth, super-size coin was passed from person to person. It was the Pulitzer Prize. A real one.
"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes." That nugget of wisdom dates from the 1800s, i.e., decades before anyone ever heard of the Internet -- much less Fox "News."
"I'm for Trump," the man across the room from me said.
The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood.
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