The U.S. Senate on Tuesday afternoon on a bipartisan vote sent back to the House a bill that would provide a short-term fix paying for the Highway Trust Fund, the main source of money for the states to build and maintain highways including the interstate system. The deal is worth about $11 billion and would […]

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came to prominence in the 1990s as an expert in political renovation, transforming the Labour Party from a creaky, socialist relic to a modern, center-left, governing institution. Before Blair, Labour had not won back-to-back victories in a 100 years. Blair secured three. In his recent Philip Gould Lecture, Blair […]

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the, well, anywhere – street, subway, Empire State Building – along comes the sequel to “Sharknado,” that so-bad-it-was-good (at least to laugh at) SyFy Channel movie from last summer. The aptly and adeptly named “Sharknado 2: The Second One” airs tonight on the cable […]

Americans must restore their government again I am a senior citizen and a Christian conservative. I have voted Republican all my life. I believe in the Constitution, small government, low taxes, free speech, right to bear arms, national security, legal immigration, state’s rights, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You have heard of the […]

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Millions of Americans and more than 500,000 Mississippians who participate in the Medicare program will pay close attention to new timetables released Monday by the government about the long-term finances of Medicare and Social Security, both extraordinarily important entitlements for the nation’s aging population. Mississippi has 632,000 Social Security beneficiaries, including retirees, disabled persons and […]

A lithe young singer, Taylor Swift, had a big hit with “Mean” four years ago. The song is a picked-on teen’s lament that her classmates are cruel. “You, with your words like knives and swords and weapons that you use against me; you have knocked me off my feet again; got me feeling like I’d […]

Secretary of State John Kerry has made a significant mistake in how he’s pursuing a Gaza cease-fire – and it’s not surprising that he has upset both the Israelis and some moderate Palestinians. Kerry’s error has been to put so much emphasis on achieving a quick halt to the bloodshed that he has solidified the […]

Do you believe the Medicare, Disability and Social Security trust funds will be fixed by Congress?