Murders of two Mississippi nuns underscores their Christianity

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Like most Mississippians, I absorbed the brutal news of the murders of two Catholic nuns in their Durant home Thursday with a mixture of incredible sadness and no small amount of anger.
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Immigration reform issues are slowly evolving in Mississippi

Sid Salter

A decade ago, while serving as state auditor, Phil Bryant offered taxpayers a performance audit entitled “The Impact of illegal Immigration on Mississippi: Costs and Population Trends.”
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Add the Zika virus to things that go bump in the night

Emmerich

Now we can add the Zika virus to things that go bump in the night. Headlines abound.
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Trigger warnings: Is there a right not to be offended or uncomfortable

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Part of the evolution of post-Internet life in our society is the growing notion – particularly in the media and on university campuses –  that consumers of content (print and digital content or simply those passing in view or earshot of a public event) should be warned that some of that content might offend them or make them uncomfortable.
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Bluster and blow aside, it’s the electoral vote that fills the White House

Sid Salter

Press coverage of the presidential campaign has focused more than usual on the outrageous rhetoric of the campaign and the social media reaction that rhetoric engenders.
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Democrats’ Neshoba state budget narrative revises a century of history

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Groucho Marx once famously said: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
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Trump’s son tells Neshoba crowd his father offers them a brighter future

Sid Salter

PHILADELPHIA – When Ronald Reagan, the erstwhile Hollywood actor and former governor of California came to the Neshoba County Fair in 1980 as the Republican nominee for president, he dressed the part.
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“Blowtorch” Mason delivered most memorable political speech at Fair

Sid Salter

PHILADELPHIA – From heated races to choose county supervisors or local justices of the peace to the White House, the Neshoba County Fair remains Mississippi’s premier political stump. That fact was underscored this week with the appearance of the son of newly-minted Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump at Neshoba on Tuesday.
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Two presidential hopefuls looking for a little advice

Charlie Mitchell

With apologies to Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren…
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Hard working Mississippians will pay for the budget ‘mess’

cecil.brown

The Mississippi state budget is a mess.  For the state budget year that began on July 1, the legislature authorized spending millions more dollars than the state can expect to collect.
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