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Patrick J. Buchanan: Democrats' diversity -- only in the back of the bus

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

The "Our diversity is our strength!" Party is starting to look rather monochromatic in its upper echelons these days. The four leading candidates for its presidential nomination -- Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg -- are all white.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Medical marijuana initiative could help curb opioid problem

Posted 12/7/2019 in National Columns

Joel Bomgar, successful tech entrepreneur and state representative from Madison, is leading the charge to bring medical marijuana to Mississippi.

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: An open letter to all of you privately disgusted Republicans

Posted 12/7/2019 in National Columns

This is an open letter to all of you privately disgusted Republicans. It's prompted by the fact that in the last few days, two of your colleagues have come forward to share with us your angst.

 

 

Larry Elder: Michael Bloomberg: Tax the poor for their own good

Posted 12/7/2019 in National Columns

Let's examine some of the many reasons why billionaire Michael Bloomberg is wasting his money on his bid to win the Democratic nomination for president.

 

 

Mona Charen: Red death, blue health?

Posted 12/7/2019 in National Columns

Josef Stalin is reputed to have said: "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic." In the hands of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the deaths of thousands can be a partisan bludgeon.

 

 

Other Editors: An analysis of school spending

Posted 12/6/2019 in National Columns

White's report, citing information from the 2006 to 2016 fiscal years, said Mississippi and its school districts have been spending comparatively less money "inside the classroom" than all Southern states except Texas and Oklahoma, along with Washington, D.C.

 

 

Other Editors: Kudos to Maryland's Gov. Hogan for paroling three 'juvenile lifers,' but we wish he weren't involved at all

Posted 12/4/2019 in National Columns

We applaud Gov. Larry Hogan's decision to honor the recommendations of the Maryland Parole Commission and allow the release of three men sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed as minors.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: In Hong Kong, it's US vs. China now

Posted 12/3/2019 in National Columns

At first glance, it would appear that five months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong had produced a stunning triumph.

 

 

Other Editors: Paper trails provide needed backup to electronic ballots

Posted 12/3/2019 in National Columns

Election security requires that voters trust the results. But many electronic voting systems are clearly insecure, and untrustworthy. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, our country faces a voting security crisis. Here's why -- paperless voting machines are just waiting to be hacked in 2020.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Here's how to combat the evil being done in our names

Posted 12/2/2019 in National Columns

Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays.

 

 

Mona Charen: On being the good guys

Posted 11/29/2019 in National Columns

People often offer cynical interpretations of American support for Israel. It's the malign influence of the Jewish lobby, or Israel is a colonial outpost of the American hegemon or Israel has brainwashed American policymakers. What these right-wing conspiracists, anti-Semites and committed leftists miss is that there isn't any mystery about the bond between the U.S. and Israel. U.S. support for Israel, and vice versa, has been based on shared values.

 

 

Marc Dion: The socioeconomics of menthol cigarettes

Posted 11/29/2019 in National Columns

In my home state of Massachusetts, where a wily state government has found a way to do everything except stop people from leaving the older cities, there is a war on flavored tobacco and vaping products. A ban of both is on the way.

 

 

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