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Other Editors: State of Mississippi's roads and bridges

Posted 12/26/2015 in National Columns

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.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump is the white guys' white knight

Posted 12/26/2015 in National Columns

The biggest political news is that Donald Trump may be doing even better than polls have suggested. Yikes.

 

Bill Press: Prayers aren't enough for gun victims

Posted 12/26/2015 in National Columns

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.

 

Froma Harrop: What half-in, half- out relationships may do to health

Posted 12/26/2015 in National Columns

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.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Islam and the West: an irreconcilable conflict?

Posted 12/22/2015 in National Columns

"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.'"

 

 

Susan Estrich: Where can Rubio win?

Posted 12/21/2015 in National Columns

It's not exactly like Babe Ruth pointing with his bat to the stands where he was about to hit a home run.

 

 

Slimantics: Dad's love of hunting was a passing fancy for his boys

Posted 12/19/2015 in National Columns

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.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Orphan dogs and Santa Claus

Posted 12/19/2015 in National Columns

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.

 

Kathleen Parker: Americans must take a stand against our own extremists

Posted 12/19/2015 in National Columns

When President Obama addressed the nation after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., he reiterated the call to resist animus toward Muslims.

Patrick Buchanan: America first -- or World War III

Posted 12/19/2015 in National Columns

"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.

 

Froma Harrop: On terrorism, Cruz has no idea

Posted 12/17/2015 in National Columns

Terrorism is not going away. We saw that in the closing of the Los Angeles schools after what was deemed a "credible" threat.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump to the rescue

Posted 12/16/2015 in National Columns

Gee, wonder what Hillary Clinton has been up to?

 

 

Froma Harrop: Climate change issue needs a Churchill

Posted 12/15/2015 in National Columns

"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Those were Winston Churchill's words of battle-weary comfort when World War II started decisively shifting in the Allies' favor.

 

 

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