In the legal world, there is a distinction between a confession and an admission. But in common use, the distinction between the two is that an admission means owning what is already known.
In Texas, most politicians used to worry only about the primaries. Once they won their party's endorsement, candidates would coast to victory in November. Journalists still refer to Texas as "ruby red," meaning Republicans rule the roost.
"Two out of three ain't bad" may be pretty good song lyrics, but it's an awful way to kick off the 2019 gubernatorial campaign.
A few years ago, the Mississippi legislature adopted a cottage food operators law, bringing the industry, those who bake goods at home and then sell to the public, into the light.
You know that little pooch you get in your stomach as you age, well I just learned it's not your stomach at all.
I once kidded an inept editorial writer I worked with by asking him, as he prepared to write, "Are we concerned or outraged today?"
"We can't be divided by race, religion, by tribe. We're defined by those enduring principles in the Constitution, even though we don't necessarily all know them."
Alabama's Sipsey River is a 145-mile long low-lying, swamp-like stream that begins in Glen Allen near Fayette and runs south until it crosses Highway 82 just east of Gordo. There it veers southwest where it eventually flows into the Tennessee-Tombigbee just south of Vienna.
If you were among the 9,931 fans who turned out to Humphrey Coliseum on Nov. 14, 2015, to watch the rebirth of Mississippi State men's basketball, your hopes probably rested on one of two people.
Last fall I was on an outing with friends in Clay County to visit an old cemetery in the Kilgore Hills northwest of West Point.
Not all 1-percent restaurant taxes are the same, apparently, although we have yet to learn why.
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