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Marc Dion: The first hit's free

Posted 2/4/2019 in National Columns

If you ever smoked cigarettes, chances are you didn't pay for the first one you ever smoked.



Other Editors: Compassion key weapon in opioid epidemic

Posted 2/1/2019 in National Columns

It's no secret that Mississippi is battling an opioid crisis, along with the rest of the nation.



Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump vs. the spy chiefs: Who's right?

Posted 2/1/2019 in National Columns

To manifest his opposition to President Donald Trump's decision to pull all 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria, and half of the 14,000 in Afghanistan, Gen. James Mattis went public and resigned as secretary of defense.



Leonard Pitts Jr.: Redistribute the pain

Posted 1/31/2019 in National Columns

Next time, they should redistribute the pain.



Aaron Rice: State should not re-authorize administrative forfeiture

Posted 1/30/2019 in National Columns

If you asked most Mississippians whether the state should be able to confiscate cash and property from a person who was never charged with, much less convicted of a crime, the answer would be a resounding "no." Yet this is exactly what occurs every day under a practice known as civil forfeiture.


Weapons and $65K in drugs seized in raid

Posted 1/29/2019 in National Columns

Narcotics officers with the Columbus-Lowndes joint narcotics task force recovered about $65,000 worth of illegal drugs in a raid in south Columbus Sunday.


Froma Harrop: Shutdown hit a wall of truth evasion

Posted 1/29/2019 in National Columns

It's hard to count the half-truths, warped symbolism and abuse of logic that plunged our country into a government shutdown. Sure, blatant lies will do it, but these other players are worse because they are sneaky.



Larry Elder: Meet the heretics: Not every liberal is anti-Trump

Posted 1/29/2019 in National Columns

Regular viewers of ABC, NBC and CBS evening newscasts could be forgiven it they believe every liberal despises President Donald Trump.



Marc Dion: Stay with your own kind

Posted 1/29/2019 in National Columns

I've always lived among my own kind, which is humans, cats, dogs and the birds I feed in my yard. You can see someone who is a member of all those species if you look out the window of the apartment I live in, a second-floor apartment in the three-floor apartment building I own.



Other editors: More public scrutiny, not less, needed at MDOC

Posted 1/26/2019 in National Columns

It is unfortunate that the state agency tasked with incarcerating those found guilty of crimes has so little regard for the law -- at least certain parts of the law.



Patrick Buchanan: Democrats' America: The heart of darkness

Posted 1/26/2019 in National Columns

If it was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that black and white would come together in friendship and peace to do justice, his acolytes in today's Democratic Party appear to have missed that part of his message.



Mona Charen: An opening for a party of reality

Posted 1/26/2019 in National Columns

Here they come, the newly resurgent Democrats, ready to take on "the man" (Rep. Rashida Tlaib); protect America's middle class from "attack" by big corporations and billionaires (Sen. Elizabeth Warren); provide "Medicare-for-all" (Sen. Kamala Harris); offer universal pre-K (Julian Castro); and fight capitalism in general without any idea of how it works (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez). The Democratic Party is lurching to the left like a confused American driver on a British highway.



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