For a while now Democrats have had about as much confidence in FBI chief James Comey as they have in Donald Trump, which is next to none -- and I'm being generous.
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.
"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.
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.
Generations grew up with the "sticks and stones" rhyme. You know, the one that ends, "but words can never hurt me."
Among Donald Trump's many shortcomings are the vast amount of history he doesn't know and the little he does.
He can't go 10 minutes without saying something -- let's be diplomatic here and call it ... provocative.
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.
After 17 years at the same company, Dawn Wilson has just lost her job.
For two years, this writer has been consumed by two subjects.
"Mississippi finishes last - again - among all states in annual health ranking," read the December headline in the Biloxi Sun-Herald.
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.
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