Time was when it was rare that folks would dare engage in partisan political discussions within the confines of a Christian church.
STARKVILLE – One of the things I enjoyed most about doing a few years of talk radio in the state was hearing the reaction of listeners around the state to the “bumper” music that accompanied the show on the SuperTalk Mississippi network.
STARKVILLE – In Mississippi, the brutal slayings of two Hattiesburg policemen – one white and one African American – has been illuminating.
ROLLING FORK— A conservative friend of mine contacted me last week highly irate over the notion that the professional ladies at Nevada’s famed Bunny Ranch had made something of an unorthodox political statement by banding together to make clear their 2016 presidential preference in calling themselves “Hookers for Hillary.”
STARKVILLE – During a recent screening of the outstanding documentary film “The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi” a rather provocative question was asked by John F. Marszalek, the distinguished professor emeritus of history and the current executive director of the U.S. Grant Presidential Library at MSU.
STARKVILLE – Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel and his United Conservatives Fund followers wants Mississippi voters to reconsider the old notion of term limits – something state voters have already twice rejected in the initiative and referendum process.
STARKVILLE – Among the many lessons I learned from my all-too-brief time with the late broadcaster Jack Cristil was his pointed, rather surprising take on paying his taxes.
STARKVILLE – In my days in the newspaper business, I always enjoyed April Fools’ Day editions. Perhaps my best effort came in the early 1990s – during the height of President Bill Clinton’s administration – when I outed Forest, Mississippi, resident Doris Mowrey as one of the former Arkansas governor’s “lovers.”
STARKVILLE – Like 20 other states – including Alabama, Arkansas. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas – Mississippi’s largest single employer is Wal-Mart. As Jerry Seinfeld once famously said, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”
On June 30, 2009, when I retired as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, I made a commitment to avoid any public comments regarding the IHL Board, Ole Miss, our medical center and the other universities in the state. I moved my office off campus to the UM Foundation, which I used infrequently. I have tried to stay out of the way.