As the Mississippi legislative session closes, political eyes are watching the U.S. Senate race. Not only are Mississippians watching this race, but political observers from all over the nation. Nationally known Tea Party-backed groups are sending money and political ground troops into the state to back state Sen. Chris McDaniel as he challenges U.S. Sen. […]

I have a herniated disc in my neck, and pain’s been shooting down my right arm for about two weeks. I’m not looking for sympathy. It’s just that this has been the dominant thing on my mind. It isn’t a big deal in the Grand Scheme of Things because I have access to 21st century […]

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Six inches of snow out the window where the azaleas ought to be. I am in Colorado for a few weeks, and my dogs are back home in Mississippi. My work computer has taken on a life of its own, with so-called “pop-ups” pestering me like door-to-door hawkers. So, naturally, I gravitate […]

Silver Airways, the replacement for Delta Air Line’s regional service from Tupelo to Atlanta, ended a troubled 19-month run as passenger carrier of record with an official notice on Wednesday that it’s terminating service in Tupelo, Meridian, Greenville, Laurel-Hattiesburg and Muscle Shoals, Ala. Its service will continue, however, until another carrier is found. The Fort […]

The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts everyone’s right to “freedom of thought, conscience and religion,” as does the U.S. Constitution in different words. One controversial manifestation of those freedoms is that of the conscientious objector. Sovereigns traditionally require citizens and aliens alike to fight wars, good or bad. Conscientious objectors, rather than […]

After his spectacular, but predictable, failure to move forward the “peace process” between Israel and the Palestinian side, Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States will now “evaluate” its role in the Middle East. Let me help: The peace process in the Middle East isn’t working and it can’t work when one side […]

How are we supposed to pay for wars GOP wants to fight? It is interesting and instructive to monitor conservatives and their antagonism to anything President Barack Obama says and does, or does not say or do. For example, in the five years Obama has been in office, the GOP and their Fox mouthpieces have […]

Would you fly out of Tupelo if the airport had reliable passenger service and good connections?

The city of Tupelo’s purchase of the long-troubled Azalea Gardens apartment properties on Lawndale and Ida streets holds the potential for a measure of control and new policies that could stabilize the neighborhood, one of the chief reasons the City Council voted 5-1 to spend $2.15 million for the 7.8-acre parcel. Ward 2 Councilman Lynn […]