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Slimantics: When 'racist' spills the bounds of political correctness

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Not all life lessons come easy.


Mona Charen: False racism accusations don't excuse the real thing

Posted yesterday in National Columns

On a high wall overlooking the central court of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the words of novelist James Baldwin are etched in stone: "The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it ... History is literally present in all that we do."



Larry Elder: If Trump Jr. is 'racist' for questioning Kamala Harris' ethnicity, so is Don Lemon

Posted 7/18/2019 in National Columns

Poor Donald Trump Jr. He retweeted a post by a black man named Ali Alexander questioning whether Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., whose father is from Jamaica and mother is from India, is an "American black."



Patrick Buchanan: Trump fuels a tribal war in Nancy's house

Posted 7/18/2019 in National Columns

President Donald Trump's playground taunt Sunday that "the Squad" of four new radical liberal House Democrats, all women of color, should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came," dominated Monday morning's headlines.



Voice of the people: Roger Larsen



Voice of the people: Paul Mack



Daniel Gardner: Everyday living in Russia and America

Posted 7/17/2019 in Local Columns

And then it was time to go home. In the end, it's not the places, but the people who make trips memorable.



Froma Harrop: Playtime over for Democrats' radicals

Posted 7/17/2019 in National Columns

It was certainly no slip of the tongue when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cut a small group of her party's radicals to size.



Froma Harrop: Drug price gouging: an American story

Posted 7/16/2019 in National Columns

To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time. There are moments, however, when it is downright humiliating.



Leonard Pitts: Failure to stand up for the truth, suggests not an open mind but an empty one

Posted 7/16/2019 in National Columns

A man named Josef Buzhminski told this story at the trial of Adolf Eichmann.


Possumhaw: It's an Uncle Bunky world

Posted 7/15/2019 in Local Columns

Kat was a young woman when we met. Fresh out of college and living in a small rental house just out from Starkville. I had furniture needing a new home and gave it to Kat to incorporate into her home. We became friends, and then not long after, Kat moved away.


Marc Dion: O say, can you see, the flag on my shoes?

Posted 7/15/2019 in National Columns

Let's start out by putting a floor under this column. I was raised to believe that you did not wear the American flag as clothing.



Patrick Buchanan: Are Democrats ceding the center to Trump?

Posted 7/15/2019 in National Columns

Since the Democratic debates in June, the tide seems to have receded for the party and its presidential hopefuls.


Partial to Home: A childhood pleasure rediscovered

Posted 7/13/2019 in Local Columns

Wednesday afternoon walking through downtown you felt as if you were trapped inside a pizza oven. Thus the late afternoon rain provided a welcome finish to the day, even if you were riding a bike on the Riverwalk, as I happened to be.


Voice of the people: Anne Murphy



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