Lots has been said about the June 3 election for the Republican nomination for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race, and there’s more to come. Unfortunately, one candidate’s claims have gone largely unchallenged. Tea Party extremist Chris McDaniel is challenging Sen. Thad Cochran and is irresponsibly misleading voters by trying to paint Cochran as a big spender. […]

When my wife and I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman play a gung-ho tornado chaser in “Twister,” we said, “It’s Brett Duke.” He was a photographer we’d worked with at The Natchez Democrat, and the resemblance was hard to miss. The next time we watched a Hoffman film, we said, “There’s Brett Duke again,” but the […]

Mississippi, my adopted home state, place that I love, is reverting to its old ways, which many of us who live here had believed and hoped to be in the distant past. Mississippi is using religion to discriminate against minorities, and politicians are pandering to the lowest common denominator of voters, making hay of hate. […]

The Southern Education Foundation’s mission is to advance equity and excellence in education for all students in the South, particularly low-income students and students of color. The foundation’s newest major report deals with juvenile justice and education in the South, focusing carefully on the problems virtually certain if education outcomes within the juvenile justice system […]

The crux (pun intended) of Christianity is the cross. Christianity teaches that God’s standard is perfection and that even the best people violate that standard. Because God is both infinitely just and infinitely merciful, he became man in the person of Jesus, lived a perfect life and died a horrific death so that we need […]

The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters’ concerns. This can only mean, as losing politicians like to say, that their message isn’t getting through. What to do? Why, shout louder, […]

Do you agree that adolescents in the juvenile justice system have little chance for success without adequate education?

TVA CEO Bill Johnson toured some of Northeast Mississippi’s major industries and sites Wednesday, all part of an affirmation that the Tennessee Valley Authority remains committed to economic development in its seven-state region. TVA, still celebrating its 80th anniversary, had at its inception in 1933 economic development in the Tennessee Valley region as part of […]

A half century after he enacted two landmark civil rights laws during his presidency, Lyndon Baines Johnson was honored last week by what is known as the “president’s club.” The “club” includes the nation’s current president and three former presidents. All four heaped lavish praise on LBJ for his historic legislative accomplishments – laws which […]