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Charlie Mitchell: Economy still voters' major issue on election day

Posted 5/22/2018 in Local Columns

On the day Donald Trump was elected, a 20-gallon tank of gas cost a Mississippi driver $36. Today, The American Automobile Associations says that same 20 gallons costs $52.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Does more debt lead to fewer babies?

Posted 5/22/2018 in National Columns

Romper, a website for young mothers, asks a good question. Is crushing student debt a big factor in millennials' not having children? Its answer is yes.

 

Possumhaw: And then there was rain

Posted 5/21/2018 in Local Columns

Early spring brought lots of rain. Prairie lakes were full; spillways flowed like streams. Daily Sam checked water levels of local creeks and lakes. He checked Grenada Lake where crappie grow large and plentiful. High water levels are not conducive to spawning crappie.

 

Voice of the people: Tina Perry

 

 

Voice of the people: Kenneth Boykin

 

 

Editorial cartoon 5/21/18

Posted 5/21/2018 in National Columns

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Memphis in May Music Festival quite a scene

Posted 5/21/2018 in Local Columns

Every Time I go to a music festival, I figure it's my last one, but somehow I ended up at the Memphis in May music festival two weeks ago.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Why young Americans are drawn to socialism

Posted 5/19/2018 in National Columns

Capitalism has been the most dynamic force for economic progress in history.

 

 

Adriana Cohen: Israel has no friend in Democrats

Posted 5/19/2018 in National Columns

Do Democrats truly stand for democracy, LGBT and women's rights, or even freedom?

 

 

Leonard Pitts: For some, 'faith' has little to do with Jesus

Posted 5/19/2018 in National Columns

Today, we will discuss one of the most pressing threats to American Christianity. Meaning, of course, American Christians.

 

Partial to Home: A country funeral

Posted 5/19/2018 in Local Columns

We are standing in the graveyard of a country church talking in hushed voices, about 60 of us. Hollywood could not have come up with a more beautiful setting for a funeral.

 

Other editors: Hall right about super long rigs

Posted 5/19/2018 in National Columns

Dick Hall is a person worth listening to when it comes to transportation issues not just in Mississippi but across the country.

 

Ask Rufus: Tales to be told

Posted 5/19/2018 in Local Columns

Recently I have been working on a project that involves Friendship Cemetery here in Columbus.

Slimantics: 'Identity politics' takes on different meaning with Sherman

Posted 5/18/2018 in Local Columns

Howard Sherman has lived, off and on, in Meridian for the past 18 years.

 

Jiben Roy: Our lives hang in the balance but...

Posted 5/18/2018 in Local Columns

Recently the day our spring semester ended, I started walking back home happily from my office.

 

 

Voice of the people: Joel Vig

 

 

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