About 20 years ago, when the syndicate that represents this column was preparing to pitch it to newspaper editors, I was called in for a meeting with the sales staff and somebody asked me this question: "Are you liberal or are you conservative?"
When it comes to guns, the Mississippi Constitution is a fortress for sacred rights. But, when it comes to reading bills, the Mississippi Constitution is a ridiculous antique.
The Wisconsin primary could be an axle-breaking speed bump on Donald Trump's road to the nomination.
It seems strange that so few of my fellow TV binge-watchers have submitted to the fascinating Norwegian political thriller, "Occupied." Friends, this is eight hours of your life you won't mind not getting back.
Belgians planning to "march against fear" Sunday were told to stay home out of fear for more violence. Americans in Europe, meanwhile, are being advised to "exercise vigilance." What about Americans in America?
"We are not at war with Islam," said John Kasich after the Brussels massacre, "We're at war with radical Islam."
When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does the United States look ridiculous but also we diminish our moral standing to denounce other cultures' marginalization of women.
An open letter to American Muslims:
There are still a lot of overgrown Katrina lots on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, green ghosts left from a decade ago when the driveways led to houses and the concrete slabs held homes.
Now that Donald Trump has spoken before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, Americans have learned a few things.
A few words about the pious insincerity of Mitch McConnell.
Barack Obama walked the cobblestone streets of Old Havana to cheers of "Welcome to Cuba!" After decades of official hostility between the United States and Cuba, Obama has successfully nudged the two toward normal relations.
"Things reveal themselves passing away," wrote W. B. Yeats.
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2. Bill Crawford: Mississippi needs every federal dollar it can get NATIONAL COLUMNS
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