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Leonard Pitts: Something is very wrong with the GOP

Posted 7/6/2017 in National Columns

Dear Colleagues: We're doing it again.

 

 

Steve Chapman: A polarized public? No. A polarizing system

Posted 7/6/2017 in National Columns

American politics is a bicycle with a rusty chain, flat tires and no brakes. It's broken, and it's not taking any of us where we want to go.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is America still a nation?

Posted 7/5/2017 in National Columns

In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of "one people."

 

 

Steve Chapman: Confederate monuments and the Fourth of July

Posted 7/1/2017 in National Columns

In 1871, the city of Richmond, Virginia, publicly celebrated the Fourth of July. It was an unfamiliar experience. There had been no general commemoration of Independence Day since 1860 -- before Virginia had seceded from the nation that was formed in 1776.

 

 

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.

 

 

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