New Year's resolutions date back to the Babylonians when promises were made to the gods to pay off debts and return borrowed items. The Romans made promises to the god Janus (January) in hopes of a favorable new year.
America needs to get a grip.
The Mississippi Economic Council has put down on paper what many transportation leaders and others have been saying for years. The state's roads and bridges are in terrible shape, the situation is nearing a crisis point, and there are easy and reasonable ways to address it -- if we can only get those running state government to summon the political courage to do the necessary and obvious.
The biggest political news is that Donald Trump may be doing even better than polls have suggested. Yikes.
On Nov. 19, less than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, my wife Carol and I were scheduled to leave for a Thanksgiving vacation in Madrid. "No, no, don't go," advised friends and family. Europe isn't safe. It's too dangerous.
High on most checklists for ensuring a long and healthy life is being married. Marriage is said to bestow protective health benefits, such as low blood pressure and better cholesterol numbers.
"I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here ... and ... around the world, that there is a 'clash of civilizations.'"
It's not exactly like Babe Ruth pointing with his bat to the stands where he was about to hit a home run.
As any gardener will tell you, often the health of a plant depends on the depth of its roots. My father was an enthusiastic hunter, yet his five sons were not.
She is a brindle mix. When I ask what kind of mix, the veterinarian says, "Well." Somebody kept the puppy about a year and a half -- again, the vet assigned an age -- found her a bother and drove to my woods in the North Mississippi hollow to put her out. In a poor county with no animal shelter or conscience, it happens.
When President Obama addressed the nation after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., he reiterated the call to resist animus toward Muslims.
"If you're in favor of World War III, you have your candidate." So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. Chris Christie, who had just responded to a question from CNN's Wolf Blitzer as to whether he would shoot down a Russian plane that violated his no-fly zone in Syria.
Terrorism is not going away. We saw that in the closing of the Los Angeles schools after what was deemed a "credible" threat.
Gee, wonder what Hillary Clinton has been up to?
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