At the heart of Donald Trump’s foreign policy team lies a glaring contradiction. On the one hand, it is composed of men of experience, judgment and traditionalism. Meaning, they are all very much within the parameters of mainstream American internationalism as practiced since 1945. Practically every member of the team – the heads of State, […]

It’s harder to predict the weather in Mississippi than it is for some people to keep their calm on Facebook, but maybe we should chalk that up to the unusual temperatures as well. We’re told that acting uncharacteristically aggressive can often be a side effect of “the heat.” As a kid, I can remember one […]

Tupelo Community Theatre deserves praise, support Theatre is entertainment. Theatre is thought provoking. Theatre is exciting. Tupelo has great theatre, and Tupelo Community Theatre has the Mississippi premiere of Amory native Jerre Dye’s Cicada! Cicada recently received numerous awards at the Mississippi Theatre Association Community Theatre Festival in Hattiesburg. Receiving the Warren McDaniel Best Production […]

The stakes on teaching Mississippi students to read by the time they finish third grade have increased in recent years. In 2013, lawmakers passed the Literacy-Based Promotion Act. It states that third grade students must pass a reading test they take at the end of the year in order to advance to fourth grade. Those […]

It’s hard out there for a journalist.That internet thing makes it difficult. Suffice to say, print journalists miscalculated the impact of that internet thing years ago. We thought it was just a passing fancy. Since then, we have been struggling to catch up, but catch up we have at the Daily Journal. Your humble scribe […]

I had never heard of Milo Yiannopoulos until recently, perhaps because I don’t visit some of the websites where his musings are published. Milo, as he calls himself because of the difficulty some have pronouncing his last name, was disinvited from this week’s Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) annual gathering of the right in Washington. […]

Legislative efforts to fund public schools for the upcoming budget year hit a snag last week with a surprise announcement by House Speaker Philip Gunn. Gunn said the House would not pass a bill to fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program before this week’s deadline. Instead, it would wait until an anticipated special session that […]

President Trump confronts complicated problems as the investigation widens into Russia’s attack on our political system. But his responsibilities are simple: A month ago, he swore an oath that he would “faithfully execute” his office and “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” That’s apparently easier said than done. Michael Flynn’s forced […]

Leaf me alone. No, that’s not a typo or a bad case of a spell-check program gone rogue, although that’s quite possible. I always told my journalism students never to rely on such programs, to use a dictionary instead. Otherwise, instead of winning a Pulitzer Prize they might, instead, wind up winning a Pullet Surprise. […]