It’s less about Moore than us

Ray Mosby

When I first heard the news about Alabama’s would-be next Republican U.S. Senator “Judge” Roy Moore, I had two thoughts almost simultaneously: thank God it isn’t Mississippi and this might get the crazy ole coot more votes.
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A year removed from death

Ray Mosby

Just a few days over a year ago last week, a very good physician sat down on a stool in front of me in his office, looked me dead in the eyes and said one of those things that is guaranteed to command your entire attention: “Well, it’s what we thought. You have lung cancer.”
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First Amendment under assault

Ray Mosby

It’s true you know: If you repeat something enough times people will start to believe it, whether true or not. It is propaganda 101 and there are just a slew of recent public opinion polls that prove that, once again.
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Please don’t deny our children

Ray Mosby

“I’m not understanding really, what the big controversy is.” —Biloxi School District Supt. Arthur McMillan. Well, let me educate a superintendent of education.
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Truly the eye of the beholder

Ray Mosby

Give or take a month or two, I have now been writing this column for almost exactly 40 years, which is a long time for anything, much less spouting off one’s opinions in writing.
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When memories are triggered

Ray Mosby

On the first official day of fall (technically the autumnal equinox) this year, it was 93 degrees and as sultry as Lauren Bacall’s voice in Rolling Fork.
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Freedom is most sacred

Ray Mosby

“Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.” —Neil Gaiman

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Meeting a real life monster

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK—Along with my co-worker and friend Natalie Perkins, I had the honor last Friday to sit on a symposium at Millsaps College with the other respective recipients of the Bill Minor awards for investigative reporting and general news writing. Considering the exalted company, that experience gave me all new insight into George Gobel’s famous line: “Have you ever felt like the whole world is a tuxedo and you are a pair of brown shoes?”
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We are a changed people

Ray Mosby

What was on that Monday now 16 years ago, a handful of fanatical thugs flew hijacked American airplanes into American buildings and what both we and rest of the world had always thought of as America almost immediately changed.
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Think man’s higher species?

Ray Mosby

As I write this, I am not in the loftiest of moods, so to expect a lot is probably setting yourself up for disappointment.
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