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You’ve probably heard Republicans say the Inflation Reduction Act — the massive spending bill just passed by Senate Democrats — includes provisions to hire 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service agents. The number seems too big to believe. The IRS has just 93,654 employees, according to the Off…

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Jeremiah 30:5-6, “For thus says the Lord, ‘I have heard a sound of terror, of dread, and there is no peace. Ask now, and see, if a male can give birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale?”

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Thumbs up: To the Buck Naked Truth podcast for securing an interview with Karen Hinton, author of “Penis Politics” and an accuser of former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Watch the live appearance today (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. on the Leader-Call’s Facebook page.

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America is clearly under attack, and it’s not by Russia or China. Our own government is on the verge of completely destroying our way of life. It’s no longer a secret operation being led by some nefarious deep state. No, the attacks are now out in the open, and they are being proudly led by …

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OK, any of you Antifa asshats and poor down-trodden victims in BLM out there? Who are the real fascist totalitarians now? I think you’ve been a little bitty bit confused. Turns out it’s your old master-manipulators, the Democrats. Surprise! Don’t you look silly with all that egg on your face…

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Three days after an unprecedented raid against a former — and, God-willing, future — President of the United States and there are still no answers as to the why and the what? We have not seen the affidavit that was presented to a judge to allow for such a raid. We haven’t gotten any comments…

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I commend the Joe Biden administration for declaring a national emergency on a plague affecting every citizen of this great nation. Thank you, sir. Finally, the president is declaring the invasion of millions of illegal aliens on our southern border a national emergency?

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STARKVILLE — Mississippi Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are in near-lockstep on their votes — skewing conservative on fiscal and social issues and reflecting the views of their conservative Mississippi constituencies.

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An odd atmosphere has descended on Washington, D.C. At the precise moment the government announced that the economy shrank for the second consecutive quarter — the popular definition of a recession — Washington pundits began talking about what a great week President Joe Biden was having. And…

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First, this disclaimer: This isn’t directed at most people reading this in the print or online edition. Most of you read and comprehend. It’s directed at that sad, small group of folks who stare at social media all day and feel the need to comment on every story. Every. Single. One. 

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For many years, a famous quote summed up my mission as a journalist: “Comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable.” That once-noble quest doesn’t apply anymore. The afflicted get so much attention and have so much power in society today that people are making up afflictions so they can be…

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Tuesday night, another one of the so-called “Trump 10” will see her political career take a catastrophic hit. Liz Cheney, an anti-Trump crusader representing — allegedly — a state Trump carried with overwhelming numbers is about to be primaried. Please, Liz, don’t let the door hit you in the…

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Take a seat; I don’t want anybody to fall down here. Let’s talk law. I’m not a “constitutional scholar” or a lawyer. I know, I know … shocking, huh? You either? Relax, it’s OK. 

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I have a love/hate relationship with my second job at “The Buck Naked Truth” podcast. Quite frankly, it is a lot of work that I didn’t really need to be taking on at this late stage in my life. Booking the guests, researching their backgrounds and coming up with interesting questions and top…

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Unless the communists running today’s Democrat Party find a way to steal the 2022 midterm elections, in much the same way they were successful in stealing the 2020 election, the Republican Party is about to give the communists a thumping like they have never seen.

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As the calendar moves deeper into August each year and schools across Jones County and surrounding counties start classes, it is difficult not to remember young Nathan Key. The 5-year-old was killed in 2009 when Dominic Gebben, driving a Nissan Pathfinder, passed a stopped school bus on Hous…

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Recently, everybody’s favorite editor, Murph the Magnificent, penned a column detailing certain issues he has had with a neighbor. I forget where he said she’s from. In closing, he mentioned a slight possibility that someday they could get along.

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There’s a reason election campaigns are called a “race,” because each term has an end and getting to the finish line means earning a trophy. In this Congressional race, it’s the Second Amendment. “Common-sense gun laws” are coming to a town near you, whether you want them or not, because tha…

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Recently, I was asking my 10-year-old granddaughter why she would not sleep upstairs in her bedroom at my house. She will only do that if her brother is here also. Her answer was, “It’s scary.”

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Laurel City Councilwoman Andrea Ellis gets up and walks out of the council meeting every time her colleagues vote on a matter that pertains to city employees.

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I have a love/hate relationship with my second job at “The Buck Naked Truth” podcast. Quite frankly, it is a lot of work that I didn’t really need to be taking on at this late stage in my life. Booking the guests, researching their backgrounds and coming up with interesting questions and top…

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Some things are so perplexing, they defy explanation. But something that’s even more difficult to explain — and infuriating — is when the people who are supposed to be “truth-seekers” either aren’t interested enough or allowed to ask questions, and the “leaders” offer either empty excuses or…

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My wife is big into memes — I still call them “me-mes” to get her angry at me. Some are hysterical, some have me wondering if she is on the brink of a trip to a psychiatrist while others deliver a salient message.

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Mississippi was once a solid Democratic state. From the days of Reconstruction until the 1960s, Mississippi voted for Democrats.

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As accurately predicted in last Thursday’s “Thumbs Up” for the end of the attack on Donald Trump disguised as a “fact-finding hearing” on the Jan. 6 riot, the final prime-time, dog-and-pony show was, in fact, not the final prime-time, dog-and- pony show.

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When voters of the Fourth Congressional District dispatched career politician and swamp creature Steven Palazzo in June, the results sent shockwaves through the political elites in “the club.” Palazzo was most certainly a member, entrenched with the establishment, afraid to ruffle feathers a…

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The Hunter Biden story has always been a Joe Biden story. It has been clear all along that Hunter Biden, like some other relatives of high officeholders, spent years trying to cash in on his father’s government position. And we’ve known for a while that Justice Department investigators are l…

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President Biden is talking about declaring a “state of emergency.” The COVID crisis is still here. Mandates are coming again soon. We’ve far surpassed four iterations of vaccines and boosters and more are sure to follow. These are just the things that can kill us!

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The real emergency in the United States is not climate change or global warming or whatever the moniker of the day might be. The real emergency starts with a dementia-ridden president in name only who has trouble walking up and down stairs, cannot ride a bicycle without falling over and cann…

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A staggering 96 percent of Mississippians believe that America is heading in the wrong direction, according to a new poll for NetChoice.

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During President Trump’s successful 2016 run for the presidency, you would often hear chants of “lock her up” at his rallies in reference to the criminal activities of his opponent Hillary Clinton.

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“Nationalist” is a noun defined as “a person who strongly identifies with his or her own nation and vigorously supports its interests, especially to the exclusion or detriment of the interests of other nations.”

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No one had a clue. No one knew that the man sitting next to me in the restaurant or at the bar or walking down the street had a handgun attached to his waist.

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The threat by Supervisor Travares Comegys to sue his fellow supervisors for the so-called “racist” division of $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds was a shocker. His colleagues and other board officials on the “threat list” were clearly caught off guard.

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Google and Facebook have enormous economic and political power in society — especially over the news industry. Many ask if they have played a role in the misinformation that erodes our free press and plagues our democracy. 

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I was shocked when I watched Outnumbered on Fox News today. Richard Fowler was the non-child producing person on the program. and while the program was on President Biden spoke about abortion rights. 

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Why are we incapable of understanding each other? Why can’t we agree on reasonable expectations and goals of governing for the good of the American people? 

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There is something deep inside of me that enjoys hosting people. It borderlines on a compulsion or obsession. I’ve been that way since I was a little kid. Whenever I heard a new song on the radio, in my youth — and I had enough money to purchase a 45 single — I would ride my bike to the reco…

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Read the Declaration of Independence, substitute King George III with Joe Biden’s administration. We’ve gone full circle. Today, our greatest enemy is our own government, and the people ignoring our Constitution and laws and values. They despise the limits to their quest for power. Our exter…

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Paying an arm and a leg for gasoline has become a fact of life under President Biden. For four straight months, gas prices in Mississippi have topped $4 per gallon – more than double what we were paying just two years ago. Electricity costs are soaring as well. Over the past year, electricit…