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Leonard Pitts: The 'United' States is anything but

Posted 7/1/2017 in National Columns

"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead." -- Martin Luther King Jr., April 3, 1968

 

 

Connie Schultz: No recess for the American public

Posted 6/29/2017 in National Columns

On Tuesday, public outrage forced the Republicans to postpone their vote to gut the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Neighbors 'up north' take a different approach

Posted 6/27/2017 in National Columns

The Mississippi Legislature reduced funding for community colleges, causing an upsurge in the cost of attendance. Lawmakers in Tennessee made community colleges tuition-free, likely to cause an upsurge in attendance.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Effort to improve state's roads sucker punched by Koch brothers

Posted 6/26/2017 in National Columns

Mississippi voters need to get up to speed on the debate about highway funding. There's a lot of money on the line. How much money? TRIP, a national transportation research group, just completed a study claiming deficient roads are costing Mississippians $2.9 billion a year in vehicle repairs, traffic delays and crashes. That's about $1,500 per vehicle.

 

 

Other Editors: Dedicated community leaders

Posted 6/24/2017 in National Columns

The work to revitalize, enhance and promote communities across Mississippi is often done by dedicated community leaders whose efforts can easily go unheralded.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: The passing of the Pelosi era

Posted 6/24/2017 in National Columns

In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia's Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.

 

Leonard Pitts: You can't take the low road to the high place

Posted 6/24/2017 in National Columns

The other day, a Muslim saved a terrorist. It happened just after midnight Monday in London. The terrorist, according to authorities, was Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, Wales, who drove a rented van 150 miles to the British capital, where he jumped a sidewalk and plowed into a crowd of worshipers outside a mosque as people were attending to a man who had collapsed.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump as Caesar: Irresponsible, nasty, fun

Posted 6/24/2017 in National Columns

Lend me your ears. You'll be glad. Today's subject is the controversial production of "Julius Caesar" in which a Donald Trump-like figure gets assassinated. Given today's angry political climate, the costuming showed poor taste at the very least. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America withdrew their sponsorship, and who could blame them?

 

 

Froma Harrop: Morality tale at Uber: Reputation still counts

Posted 6/23/2017 in National Columns

Travis Kalanick helped found and build Uber into a corporate giant worth more than Ford Motor Co. On Tuesday, Uber's board effectively fired Kalanick.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Cowards of academia

Posted 6/22/2017 in National Columns

One of the nice things about summer is that school is out and, at least for a few months, we'll get a welcome break from those sanctimonious liberal snowflakes on college campus who manage to prove that old saying about how the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Political violence: 'As American as cherry pie'

Posted 6/21/2017 in National Columns

Someday, I hope, I'll sit a couple of grandkids on my lap and tell them about the days when Americans abstained from political violence and settled all our differences peaceably through the democratic process. Or maybe I'll pick a different fairy tale.

 

 

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