Many people supporting Sen. Thad Cochran have voiced outrage with some of the comments and actions of state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is challenging the veteran Cochran in the June 3 Republican primary. These people have described comments that McDaniel made years ago as the host of a talk radio program in Jones County as […]

Politics has always been – and will likely always be – a full-contact sport and in no venue is that more evident than in the South. Some of my earliest political memories are of listening to incendiary speeches under the Founder’s Square Pavilion at the Neshoba County Fair. In its current incarnation, politics has come […]

Non-Gospel references to Jesus’ death exist In the July 19 article in the Daily Journal religion section titled “The Gospel Record of the Empty Tomb,” the strong impression was left that there are hardly any historical references to the death and resurrection of Christ outside the Gospels. The author speaks of “The lack of non-Christian […]

If there’s one model program that Tupelo city government can point to above all others as innovative, sustainable and results-producing, it’s the Major Thoroughfare Program. For 23 years, the program has opened up bottlenecked areas in the city and made traffic flow much smoother and more efficient than it would have been otherwise. It has […]

The word is out that Chelsea Clinton is with child, making the favorite Democratic presidential nominee a soon-to-be grandmother. The headlines were inevitable – “Grandma Hillary” – followed by the similarly crucial question: Will being a grandmother help or hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances in the 2016 election? Note: We do not yet have another Clinton […]

Yesterday was Earth Day, the 44th anniversary of the first day set aside in 1970 to consider ways to be a better steward of our natural resources and our only home. The first Earth Day was organized after the Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught fire in 1969 as a result of all the industrial waste […]

Imagine what the impact would be if 25 percent of the money coming into Mississippi’s public schools suddenly disappeared. Schools have enough problems dealing with chronic state underfunding, with the Legislature having met the legal requirement for support of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program only twice in this century. But U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel […]