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Kelley Williams: What's wrong with government regulated monopolies?

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Nothing if you are one. Like Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power. Regulated monopolies are largely protected from competition and are great for their shareholders.

 

 

Other Editors: Once again, Trump showers his mercy on corrupt officials and white collar criminals

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Not for the first time, President Trump has perverted the presidential pardon power to benefit undeserving recipients with whom he shares a personal or political affinity.

 

 

Marc Dion: For what it's worth

Posted 2/20/2020 in National Columns

I'm a 62-year-old man who, by being cheap for 30 years of his life, managed to save some money.

 

 

Other Editors: Shame to see Republicans join Democrats on deficit spending

Posted 2/20/2020 in National Columns

 

 

Armstrong Williams: Baseball's failure to exact a price for cheating could destroy the game -- and damage all professional sports

Posted 2/20/2020 in National Columns

Nothing creates a moral hazard more than exposing corruption and yet failing to punish those responsible. That's what happened in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, and that's what's happening in baseball today.

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Vote blue, no matter who?

Posted 2/19/2020 in National Columns

Vote blue, no matter who. That's the fall election mantra of Democrats desperate to cleanse the White House of its current occupant.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Before fixing tomorrow, Democrats must fix today

Posted 2/19/2020 in National Columns

Like all candidates, Democrats focus their campaigns on what they will do if elected. Progressives often accuse Joe Biden in particular of wanting to take America back to the Barack Obama years. And it's true that Biden often portrays his candidacy as a restoration of the era in which he served as Obama's vice president.

 

 

Other Editors: Trump's proposed budget is entirely dishonest

Posted 2/18/2020 in National Columns

President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2021, which begins in October, is a dishonest exercise. In some respects, that's not unusual. Mr. Trump is hardly the first president to obey his legal requirement to present a spending plan to Congress by sending one that has no chance of passing. In fact,

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: If Duterte wants us out, let's go

Posted 2/18/2020 in National Columns

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has just given us notice he will be terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs U.S. military personnel in the islands.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: If Duterte wants us out, let's go

Posted 2/18/2020 in National Columns

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has just given us notice he will be terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs U.S. military personnel in the islands.

 

 

Mona Charen: Bully wannabes

Posted 2/18/2020 in National Columns

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative (cough) Union, which hosts the annual CPAC conference, tweeted that he was disinviting Mitt Romney from the confab this year because he "could not guarantee his physical safety" after the senator voted to convict Donald Trump in the impeachment trial.

 

Possumhaw: A stranger in the reeds

Posted 2/17/2020 in Local Columns

Looking out the window through the light mist I saw him, a stalker.

 

Other Editors: MDOT isn't the problem and the lottery isn't the solution

Posted 2/17/2020 in National Columns

A performance audit of the Mississippi Department of Transportation released this month revealed few major potential cost savings.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Roasted for a good cause

Posted 2/17/2020 in Local Columns

Over the last 30 years as a member of the Mississippi Press Association (MPA), I have attended dozens of "roasts." It is MPA's main fundraiser for its education foundation, which supports journalism internships for Mississippi college students.

 

Voice of the people: Brenda Caradine

 

 

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