If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts – the four-legged variety rather than those running for office. Ballot initiatives aimed at protecting bears and wolves from hounding, trapping and other inhumane hunting practices are up for a vote in two states – Maine […]

Between getting a degree and getting a job, I worked a part-time delivery route in the Atlanta area. One of my stops was a Christian bookstore, where the manager and I often talked about this and that before I continued my rounds. On Oct. 31, I walked in and said, “Happy Halloween.” “Gesundheit,” he said. […]

The dogs and I were out for a walk in a city of half a million recently, waiting our turn to use the crosswalk at a busy intersection. Schools were convening, people were rushing to work, traffic was heavy. As I stood waiting, I noticed three of four drivers who passed were on phones, talking. […]

It’s been three weeks since the Mississippi Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Chris McDaniel’s appeal of a special judge’s ruling that he waited too long to file a legal challenge to his loss in the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate. Chief Justice William L. Waller Jr. said after six of the court’s nine […]

Houston recently passed an ordinance through its city council that has sparked quite a bit of controversy amongst conservative evangelicals. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the city of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is supposed to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination. All […]

Many years ago, the church I attended at the time had a place in the worship service for a lay member to give a seven-minute sermonette. If you don’t want to read about the gospel, be forewarned; otherwise, here’s what I tried to say in my first foray into the pulpit: We all want to […]

Tupelo is accustomed to being a pacesetter in Mississippi on many things, and now it has achieved another such distinction in the area of government transparency. The City Council on Tuesday made Tupelo the first local government in the state to adopt a policy requiring the archiving of emails and text messages dealing with city […]

Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama’s executive overreach. So, Kentucky’s Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will determine whether the separation of powers will be reasserted by a Congress revitalized by restoration […]