The headline writers adore the word "historic."
There is one immutable truth for Democrats in Mississippi: Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, comes easy.
That was quite a show Donald Trump put on in Canada.
By this time next year, Caledonia might have its own splash pad, continuing a trend that has seen cities and towns move away from operating public pools to this less costly but wildly popular alternative.
At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as "the piggy bank that everybody is robbing."
Here's an axiomatic truth: If you want to make sure people see or hear something, ban people from seeing or hearing something.
As surely as the sun rose today, there are people in our community whose lives seem irreparably broken.
One of the nice things about summer is that school is out and, at least for a few months, we'll get a welcome break from those sanctimonious liberal snowflakes on college campus who manage to prove that old saying about how the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
My neighbor, Allene, lives over on the creek. "Have you seen more snakes this year than usual?" she asked. I was a little surprised because, yes, I had seen more snakes lately than I'd seen in all my years. I was hoping it was a fluke, but maybe not.
The longer it's around, the more it appears social media has the wrong name. It's really antisocial media. Be assured this is not a rant about mom, dad, Junior and Sis sitting at a table each engaged on his or her mobile device. It's not even a lament of all the visceral comments people make, anonymously or otherwise, on Facebook or Twitter. All of that is real, of course, but it's old news.
Greenpeace once sold a T-shirt with a picture of a dinosaur and the caption "Extinct means forever." That phrase well applies to some beautiful birds that once graced our skies.
Call someone obsessive, and you run the risk of sounding critical. Yet, I meant it as the highest compliment for the late Gill Harris, the beloved engineer, musician, raconteur, gourmand, father and husband.
There will be few tears for Aaron Persky. California voters gave the Superior Court judge his walking papers last week. Persky, the state's first judge to be recalled since 1932, became a target of national fury two years ago when he sentenced Brock Turner, a Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman after she got drunk at a party.
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