Judicial races: Noble intent defies partisan reality of actual voter behavior

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – There is nobility in the idea that Mississippians would want to elect judges on a non-partisan basis. The idea that justice has an either Republican or Democrat leaning should be disturbing. The idea is noble, mind you.
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More Americana passes by

Ray Mosby

“To me, there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.”—P.T. Barnum
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Forgot what it’s like riding the “cheese wagon”

Joel McNeece

There’s an old saying that “the person whose problems are all behind them is probably a school bus driver.” I guess I’m one of the “problems.”
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CCJ an international paper thanks to the late Charlie Johnson

South Vietnam Photo

We were so sorry to hear of the death of Col. Charlie Johnson. He and Joel had been corresponding for years, but more in recent months.
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To compete, state must move past analog governing in a digital world

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – As noted in prior writings, I’ve watched the evolution of the digital divide in Mississippi from several unique vantage points.
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The thought’s what counts

Ray Mosby

“I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was time for a change
Killed the czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain.”—Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
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Taking three teenagers to the Bahamas a challenging, but memorable experience

Emmerich

One the perks of being a general interest columnist is getting to write about your vacations. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
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Vardaman, Murphree were two very different governors

Joel McNeece

A man of great dignity and a “baffling figure,” such is the description of the two former Mississippi governors I was most interested in reading about in Dr. David Sansing’s new book “Mississippi Governors.”
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Mrs. Ward always has a good story with her subscription renewal

Lisa McNeece

When Anne C. Ward of Memphis sends in her subscription renewal, she always sends a great story from the BHS class of ‘55.
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After Congress repeals ACA, state still confronts health care realities

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – What is the future of public health care in Mississippi if Congress proceeds with the Republican majority’s plan to do away with the Affordable Care Act?
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