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Froma Harrop: Fight heroin with marijuana

Posted 6/10/2014 in National Columns

A plague of heroin addiction is upon us. Another plague. Heroin was the crisis that prompted Richard Nixon to launch the war on drugs in 1971.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Not much to lose in move from coal

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

Barack Obama need not ask how well he's doing in coal country, because the answer is always the same: Not well.

 

Ernie Pyle: D-Day, a pure miracle

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn't arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.

 

Ernie Pyle: The Horrible Waste of War

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.

 

 

Ernie Pyle: A Long Thin Line Of Personal Anguish

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.

 

 

Lynn Spruill: Exercise is for the mind

Posted 6/6/2014 in National Columns

There was a jogger the other day trotting down Starkville's Main Street and he conjured up a dreadful case of jealousy that lingers even now.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: While our planet melts, GOP pleads ignorance

Posted 6/5/2014 in National Columns

It is irreversible now. And there's a word that should get everybody's attention.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: With Bergdahl release, the answer had to be yes

Posted 6/4/2014 in National Columns

The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: The Ambassador and the post office

Posted 6/3/2014 in National Columns

At one time, people in India had to get on a waiting list to buy Hindustan Motors' Ambassador automobile, even though it was an obvious copy of Britain's Morris Oxford of some decades earlier.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Score a victory for the people in Gulf Coast records case

Posted 6/2/2014 in National Columns

On Nov. 12, 2012, Karen Nelson walked into the office of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in Biloxi and asked for some information.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Saints and sinners

Posted 5/31/2014 in National Columns

SALT LAKE CITY -- Everybody talks about religion here, though people come at it a couple of ways. Nobody seems to shy from the subject, though only about half the city is Mormon.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' goes too far

Posted 5/31/2014 in National Columns

To hear tell, the mean ol' GOP is waging war on Michelle Obama and, brace yourself, America's children. Got it? The newest war on women and children relates to the first lady's well-intentioned but disastrous school nutrition program, otherwise known as the Dumpster Derby.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The housing bust and the American psyche

Posted 5/31/2014 in National Columns

Real estate mania lives on at the HGTV cable channel, where house shoppers still holler for granite on their kitchen islands and his-and-her sinks in their en suite bathrooms. But in the non-TV reality of middle-class America, the bloom is definitely off the real estate rose.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Name brands

Posted 5/30/2014 in National Columns

You've got a Nunn running in Georgia, a Pryor in Arkansas and a Landrieu in Louisiana.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Enough slaughter

Posted 5/28/2014 in National Columns

I am running out of words.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Posted 5/27/2014 in National Columns

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Will the Veterans Administration scandal wake up those people who have been blithely saying that what we need is a "single payer" system for medical care?

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Fair warning, provoking a thought is literature's job

Posted 5/27/2014 in National Columns

Just when you thought American higher learning couldn't get any more ridiculous, along come demands for warning labels on provocative works of literature.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Mel Rosen ran the distance

Posted 5/24/2014 in National Columns

Mel Rosen is a liberal Jewish Democrat from Brighton Beach, New York, who in 1955 arrived at conservative, football-obsessed Auburn University in the segregated Deep South. He was hired to teach gymnastics and assigned seven daily classes. His dream was to coach track.

 

 

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