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Froma Harrop: Drug price gouging a product of our political system

Posted 10/3/2015 in National Columns

If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. But Shkreli -- a 32-year-old hedge fund director in T-shirts, dabbler in the punk rock music world -- has saved Tinseltown the trouble.


Kathleen Parker: It's up to voters to break up the GOP's brat pack

Posted 10/1/2015 in National Columns

The Republican Party's "Freedom Caucus," which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car.



Froma Harrop: GOP upheaval brings new dread

Posted 9/30/2015 in National Columns

Yogi Berra is no longer around, but one of his witticisms -- "It's deja vu all over again" -- has never been more apt. This time, though, it's not at all funny.



Leonard Pitts: Boehner's departure doesn't help

Posted 9/30/2015 in National Columns

Wonderful. That's just what the conservative movement needs right now. Less adult supervision.



Patrick Buchanan: Pope's world and the real world

Posted 9/29/2015 in National Columns

Pope Francis's four-day visit to the United States was by any measure a personal and political triumph.



Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A September night long ago

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

One September night when I was 4, my father came home early from the butcher shop where he worked in the Florida Panhandle town of Pensacola. We were, he announced, going to the fair.


Kathleen Parker: The nuanced passion of Pope Francis

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

"Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid," my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon to sip wine and critique people's parking skills on our beloved Olive Street.


Leonard Pitts: Quick lesson in political language

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

In 1958, Democrat George Wallace, running as a candidate for governor of Alabama and racially moderate enough to be endorsed by the NAACP, was swamped by a strident white supremacist whose campaign played shamelessly to the basest hatreds of the electorate. Afterward, Wallace complained bitterly to a room full of fellow politicians that the other guy had "out-n----red me."



Froma Harrop: Why don't we try staying home?

Posted 9/25/2015 in National Columns

Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world.



Kathleen Parker: Carson and Trump's clueless demonization of Muslims

Posted 9/24/2015 in National Columns

In the spirit of charity prompted by Pope Francis's visit to the United States, let's not call them bigots.



Patrick Buchanan: US and Catholicism in crisis

Posted 9/23/2015 in National Columns

During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower's America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII.



Wyatt Emmerich: Medicaid unnecessarily sending money out-of-state for pediatric care

Posted 9/21/2015 in National Columns

Why is Mississippi Medicaid paying $57 million to out-of-state pediatric programs when that money could be used to grow our programs in Mississippi?



Other Editors: MSU expanding entrepreneurial culture in state

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

Mississippi State University's Entrepreneurship Center, which helps make start-up business goals into realities, will move in late November to new quarters in McCool Hall in the heart of the Starkville campus.



Susan Estrich: Planned Parenthood politics

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

It wasn't just the Republican candidates who, with one exception, went out of their ways to outdo one another in their condemnation of an organization that is the sole provider of basic gynecological, obstetric and preventative care services to millions of American men and women.


Leonard Pitts: Case of Ahmed shows we're not a brave nation

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

America is not a brave nation. Yes, that's a heretical thing to say. Yes, our military is the world's finest and our servicewomen and men provide daily examples of incontestable courage.


Rheta Johnson: Big rig democrat is stunning

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

The New York Times says that the choice of a bona fide working man as the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor "illustrates to some degree the forlorn state of affairs for Democrats in the South."



Leonard Pitts: No accountability for take-down of James Blake

Posted 9/18/2015 in National Columns

He was not a terrorist with a dirty bomb in his suitcase. He was not a stalker with a Glock in his fist. He was not even a mugger with a switchblade in his pocket.



Thomas Sowell: Opportunity versus outcomes

Posted 9/17/2015 in National Columns

A hostile review of my new book -- "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" -- said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable."



Patrick Buchanan: Purging America's heroes

Posted 9/16/2015 in National Columns

With that kumbayah moment at the Capitol in South Carolina, when the Battle Flag of the Confederacy was lowered forever to the cheers and tears of all, a purgation of the detestable relics of evil that permeate American public life began.



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