There’s a saying that politics makes strange bedfellows, meaning people usually at odds sometimes find themselves working together. Katrina did the same thing – but on a bunkhouse scale. Next month marks a decade since the hurricane etched its name into American history. Several good books document the devastation, tell the stories of suffering, sacrifice […]

I’m going to go out on a very short and sturdy limb here, like the squirrel who has been sleeping on one in the cool shade of a cedar tree outside my office window for the past few weeks during the hottest part of the afternoon when it’s too hot to hunt for nuts, as […]

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Mississippi’s congressional delegation, influential beyond its numbers, still can be persuasive in support of our state’s long-term needs with their negotiations to keep live highway construction nationwide despite a legislative barrier that was erected Monday afternoon. The Senate had worked hard to perfect its version of a six-year highways bill, but House Majority Leader Kevin […]

Initiative 42, a conservative approach to achieve adequate funding of our public schools, will be on the statewide ballot in November. Initiative 42 is endorsed by over 200,000 Mississippians and would phase in, over a five- to seven-year period, increases in state funding until such time as our K-12 schools reach a level of funding […]

One of my oldest and closest friends became a father last week with the arrival of his first child, a daughter. The stories I could tell on him could fill up today’s issue of the Daily Journal. While I assure you (almost) all are totally legal and legit, the string connecting them all shows the […]

Foster writes with correct conviction I applaud, no, give a standing ovation, to Clay Foster, Daily Journal Publisher & CEO, for his well written article, The Sacredness of Marriage and Recent Court Decisions, in the July 5 edition. The article was not only biblically sound but also historically correct. He prefaced his thoughts by saying, […]

Did you or someone you know benefit from the United Way Back 2 School Resource Fair this weekend?