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 […]

Do you agree that federal funds for highways is an essential function of government?

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?

Will the Mississippi Republican party’s divisions over the U.S. Senate primary runoff affect Thad Cochran’s chances for re-election in November against Democrat Travis Childers?

Mississippi Republican Party chairman Joe Nosef has an impossible job in keeping the state GOP united in the aftermath of the U.S. Senate runoff. It appears he’s realized that and is publicly losing patience with Chris McDaniel and his campaign. For the chairman of a state party with a high-ranking six-term senator facing a heated […]

Last week, Natchez aldermen – three of them at least – jumped deep into the middle of the latest storm engulfing the Natchez-Adams School District. Aldermen normally live on the fringes of such school weather disturbances since the city board selects three of the five Natchez-Adams School Board members. That means the highly political aldermen […]