Sam Rayburn of Texas, who was a legendary speaker of the U.S. House in the 1940s and '50s, offered this piece of ethical advice for lawmakers who were conflicted over whether to vote for the People or the lobbyists: "Every now and then, a politician ought to do something just because it's right."
Go ahead and laugh. It is funny, after all.
What do evangelicals and other social conservatives have in common with liberal feminists and the secular left? More than either side would like to admit.
So I guess you can take men off the endangered species list.
Our aim is to "starve the whole population -- men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound -- into submission," said First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill.
The story making the rounds is that the Republican tax plan targets homeowners only in expensive blue states -- people who tend to vote for the other party. That's only partly true.
Ever have one of those moments when you hear a song and it sums up exactly how you're feeling?
It's Thanksgiving, so let me suggest that you do something you may never have done before on this occasion: Give thanks.
So maybe we should just cancel Thanksgiving this year?
How stands John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" this Thanksgiving?
Mississippi's diversity is one of the things that truly makes the state like none other across the country.
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