I have always considered myself to be a child of the prairie.
Sunday morning, two weeks ago, the parking lot of the Dollar General in Eastpoint, Florida, was jumping. Beth and I had stopped for bottled water. We were headed into the interior of the Florida Panhandle for a day of kayaking.
When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state."
Donald Trump assured Americans Thursday that he is not acting in covert concert with Vladimir Putin. "I have nothing to do with Russia," he said during his news conference, insisting, "The whole Russian thing, that's a ruse."
Roughly half way through the 2017 session, the Mississippi Legislature's performance is, as usual, subject to mixed reviews.
Since arriving in the White House, Donald Trump has upended many customs and norms, including many whose value was not fully appreciated before.
Recently, I happened to be standing in line at my Eastside Manhattan grocery checkout behind two Muslim women wearing hijabs.
Lunch and a speaker. Today, it is the Exchange Club. Yesterday it was the Kiwanis. The day before that, Rotary.
Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can play the prince, favoring a wedding party with a cameo or entertaining the Japanese prime minister in lavish Palm Beach style.
The foster care system in Mississippi has been a source of shame and embarrassment for years, if not decades. That's the bad news.
Dear Mr. So-Called President: So let me explain to you how this works.
Monday evening, consultant K.B. Turner held the second of six planned ward meetings to discuss how the Columbus Police Department can better serve its residents and what residents can do to assist those efforts.
To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the '60s and '70s, it is starting to look like "deja vu all over again."
Last week, in the early morning, daffodils were standing 4 inches tall, topped with buds.
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