OUR OPINION: Heavy dose of politics awaits voters this year

Today is a significant milestone in what will be a very full election year in Northeast Mississippi. It’s the qualifying deadline for...

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is taking some heat – and winning praise in some quarters – for remarks he made at a private dinner last week at which he questioned President Barack Obama’s love for America. Speaking at Manhattan’s upscale “21 Club” at a gathering of economic conservatives hosting potential […]

Despite having written about Kairos Prison Ministry four times in the past few years, I don’t mean to sound like a one-note horn. It’s just that I’ve never experienced any other place and time where God works as visibly as behind razor-wire fencing. It’s hard to keep quiet about that. Too often, my Kairos friends […]

Hundreds of pounds of sweet reinforcements against the winter cold arrived in Tupelo this week with the annual shipment of Girl Scout cookies, the main fundraising campaign of the Girl Scouts nationwide. Other youth-focused organizations also have started annual fundraising seasons, and all are important in assuring the availability of wholesome, focused youth development programs […]

The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century’s most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average of 16 points in the last six elections. But by electing businessman Bruce Rauner, it initiated a process that might […]

Democrat John Mayo survived the Vietnam War after coming within inches of having his head blown off. But in 2011 his three-term legislative career couldn’t survive when he was targeted for defeat by the Haley Barbour machine. Consequently, the amiable Mayo, now 68, was trampled along with a dozen other able Democrats in the Barbour-inspired […]

An outbreak of financial delusion that would rob our state’s essential budgets of 30 percent, or more, of reasonably anticipated income happened Tuesday at the state Capitol. House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Clinton Republican, has joined an apparent election-year contest to see which GOP leader – the governor, lieutenant governor or speaker of the House […]