After a 50-year siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for constitutionalism - perhaps for decades.
The rains came, filling the lakes and greening the grass again. The temperatures dropped 10 degrees, making the days more pleasant. We seem to be grass cutting and bush-hogging later into the year. Sam tucks away the tractor and the lawnmower for the season, only to pull it out again. "Maybe one more cut," he says.
The characteristic that probably best defined Bob McIntyre was his willingness to help others. Plenty of other adjectives apply: He was smart, kind, curious and very funny. People loved him. The goodness in him was plain to see.
The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican.
This week a project will commence to try and locate lost graves of Union soldiers who were buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus during the Civil War.
Millsaps College, in cooperation with Chism Strategies, released the finds from its latest quarterly poll of Mississippi voters this week and the results show some intriguing views as Mississippians go to vote next month and next year.
Four days after he described Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as a "very credible witness," President Donald Trump could no longer contain his feelings or constrain his instincts.
In light of recent news of a national war between the sexes, I'm going to tell you a little story I think explains everything.
No one wants to annex like it's 1998.
These have been hard times for American institutions. Over the past four to five decades, confidence in nearly every institution of American life has declined.
During his campaign rally Tuesday night in DeSoto County, President Trump did what no Republican Senator nor even the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, dared to do: He mocked Christine Blasey Ford, whose testimony during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing has delayed, if not derailed the nomination.
Supreme Court appointments are perhaps the most important confirmations of our lifetime because they are lifetime appointments. They directly affect our lives and American jurisprudence for decades. It is the selection of who determines the law of the land.
Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here.
When The Dispatch reported Leigh Mall would go up for auction in December, it created an immediate response in the community and rightly so.
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