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Charlie Mitchell: Access to information hasn't made us less angry

Posted 5/15/2017 in National Columns

Don't trust the media? Most people (according to media reports) don't. And that's fine because we all live in a new day. Anyone with internet access can go on endless fact-finding missions all by themselves. News is bountiful.

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Animus of white working class deeper than politics

Posted 5/13/2017 in National Columns

"White people riot by voting." Years later, I no longer recall who first shared that bit of wisdom with me, but I've always found it striking. Not, of course, that it is literally true.

 

 

Other Editors: Lawmakers' ideas on fuel tax for road maintenance are comical

Posted 5/12/2017 in National Columns

Republicans in the Mississippi Legislature are so determined to avoid raising taxes for highway maintenance that they're willing to give up some of their cherished authority.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Heydey of the nursery rhyme past, but it could return

Posted 5/12/2017 in National Columns

Generations grew up with the "sticks and stones" rhyme. You know, the one that ends, "but words can never hurt me."

 

 

Steve Chapman: Trump makes himself look guilty

Posted 5/11/2017 in National Columns

Among Donald Trump's many shortcomings are the vast amount of history he doesn't know and the little he does.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: President Trump's secret weapon

Posted 5/10/2017 in National Columns

He can't go 10 minutes without saying something -- let's be diplomatic here and call it ... provocative.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Our lazy president

Posted 5/9/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump has many worrisome, regrettable and even deplorable traits. But after studying him for the past two years, I have concluded he has an overlooked quality that cancels out many of his bad ones. Say what you will, the man is lazy.

 

 

Salena Zito: Hillary's perfectly crafted untruths

Posted 5/9/2017 in National Columns

After 17 years at the same company, Dawn Wilson has just lost her job.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Nixon and Trump, then and now

Posted 5/8/2017 in National Columns

For two years, this writer has been consumed by two subjects.

 

 

Bill Crawford: Who cares about health care in Mississippi?

Posted 5/6/2017 in National Columns

"Mississippi finishes last - again - among all states in annual health ranking," read the December headline in the Biloxi Sun-Herald.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: How Berkeley birthed the right

Posted 5/6/2017 in National Columns

In December 1964, a Silver Age of American liberalism, to rival the Golden Age of FDR and the New Deal, seemed to be upon us.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Has the old Trump magic lost its spell?

Posted 5/6/2017 in National Columns

There was a time when a phrase typed by the mighty fingers of Donald Trump would shock world leaders, swing markets and send public opinion into convulsions. But those awesome powers have shrunk considerably since Election Day. Responses that once quaked with "What does this mean for the planet?" have relaxed into "Oh, it's him again."

 

 

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