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.
STARKVILLE – Should Mississippi become the third state – after Georgia and Alaska – to sign onto a plan to call a constitutional convention to force Congress to balance the federal budget and to require that the states grant Congress permission to raise the federal national debt?
Politicians are all about transparency. They love to talk about it, love to wrap themselves in the trappings of it and promise to do all they can to ensure that we have more of it.