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In the most classic example of absurdity run amok, consider the city of Minneapolis, Minn. After the tragic, horrific killing of George Floyd, who literally had his last breath choked out of him by a maniacal police officer, riots and looting ran rampant. The loudest voices protesting the ac…

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The race and culture war that is being inflamed by the left wing right now is the latest attempt to cause chaos and misery so that people will vote for a change in the presidency. This is how crazy our world has become: The ones who are causing all of the chaos and misery in the country want…

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Let’s face it, no one likes to round a curve on a road in our area and see a bank of blue lights flashing ahead. There is an immediate thought of, “Oh, boy, what have I done? Do I have my insurance cards up to date? Oh, I hope I didn’t forget my driver’s license.”

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I watched coverage of the latest police shooting in Lancaster, Pa. — a picturesque area of east-central Pennsylvania known more for its Amish population than most anything else — and wondered how protests erupted over that shooting?

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Two sheriff’s deputies are sitting in a patrol vehicle. A man comes up to the passenger-side window, appearing to just be walking along. In an instant, the same man pulls out a gun and starts firing, severely injuring the two law enforcement officials. 

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In August, I had an outline to write to you about items that should be of grave concern to you, Christians, and all American citizens. Then, you published letters from Terry Tullos, Otto Wansley, and B.J. Anderson on Aug. 15, 2020. They followed my outline but I can not match their perfect s…

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Looking at the present social unrest and tumult pervading the United States from east to west and north to south, reflections on the 1960s Civil Rights Movement to “right the wrongs” of Jim Crowism, segregation, legally sanctioned discrimination stemming from the “peculiar institution” of ch…

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I’m from a small town in the Northern Ozarks. I grew up knowing, respecting, helping, comforting my neighbors, and everyone was a neighbor because everyone knew you, your brothers and sisters, your folks, your folks’ folks and all your uncles, aunts and the dozens of cousins. So, I know quit…

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My appearance on the Dr. Phil show is tentatively scheduled to air this coming Wednesday, Sept. 16. As I wrote last week, I was asked to be on the show because of a column I wrote entitled “The War against White People,” but I had to sign a release saying I wouldn’t write about the appearanc…

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If an offense come out of the truth, better is it that the offense come than that the truth be concealed. — Thomas Hardy, 19th Century English poet/author

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The national media have become the ultimate Monday morning quarterbacks. Most football fans know the phrase that’s used to describe the “experts” sitting in their chairs, drinking beer and eating nachos as they rip coaches and players for every play that goes wrong, adding commentary on what…

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The Prime Minister of the Free State of Yokena, an amazingly loyal reader of this column, described Southern Miss’ football performance last Thursday night as indescribable.

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People need people. In the beginning of time, God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.” As civilization evolved, survival depended on people working together to build communities, raise families and run economies. Good communication skills and emotional well-being depends on regular, h…

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On Monday, Aug. 24, I was a guest on the Dr. Phil show. The show was about racism and will be airing sometime in the near future, but I’m not allowed to talk about it. The show makes guests sign a release that contains the line, “I will not write a book, magazine article, or newspaper articl…

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Every worker, small-business owner and unemployed American should be outraged after watching the video of a mask-less Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi getting her hair done in a closed salon in California.

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This column was first published in The Vicksburg Post in 2000 in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to ban prayer at public school events … and the need for it this season is even more obvious. With apologies to the late Willie Morris, who penned a beautiful prayer for the opening of L…

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I just finished reading Christopher Snyder’s book “Hobbit Virtues: Rediscovering Virtue Ethics Through J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.’” 

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The Mississippi Flag Commission on Wednesday will unveil the final flag design that will be considered on the Nov. 3 election ballot. The choice will be to accept the commission’s flag design or turn it down and start again next year.

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Mississippi’s annual Second Amendment Tax Holiday began Friday and will conclude on Sunday. We imagine that law-abiding, U.S. Constitution-loving Mississippians will flock to gun stores and pawn shops to purchase firearms. They will not do it to form some sort of militia, but to further prot…

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Let’s get something straight. Even with all of his faculties intact, Joe Biden was a horrible presidential candidate. He is a life-long politician who, like most life-long politicians (swamp creatures), has become unbelievably wealthy at the expense of the American people. Life-long public s…

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Remember how you felt 15 years ago today? If you were one of the lucky people in Jones County and the surrounding area, you were hot and miserable. That’s because just about every resident lost electricity. Thousands lost homes, businesses, vehicles, trees, household belongings … Some even l…

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Our names are Steven and Lashawna Peppers, we are writing on behalf of the Overcomers Outreach Ministry. Our organization is a ministry that helps build people and communities through love and discipleship.

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It has been a hard year, hasn’t it? We all know it, and we all feel it. It has been a common theme in my office lately. Everyone is tired. I know that I have probably written on this subject before, but I think it is a topic that is especially relevant today. 

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You have spoken, and we have quickly answered.

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The news is filled with reports of President Trump’s “assault” on the U.S. Postal Service. Democrats and some in the media say the president is deliberately slowing mail delivery and crippling the Postal Service so that it cannot handle an anticipated flood of voting by mail in the president…

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Aside from the obvious economic and social implications of the various stages of shutdowns that have affected us all since the plague struck in mid-March, one of the biggest concerns has been education, and rightly so. At first it seemed like most school districts would extend spring break b…

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People blame others for their own shortcomings because it’s easier than admitting failure. That sort of gaslighting is easy to identify when you’re standing on the outside of a situation, looking in — such is the case with Chicago. The city saw a spike of more than 100 percent in gun violenc…

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My political columns of late have inspired a lot of people to send correspondence, and I’d say that right now, it seems to be about 50/50 “hate” versus “love” mail. I guess this makes a lot of sense since the country’s residents seem to be split 50/50 on whether they want to embrace the foun…

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Is America witnessing an unbelievable and agonizing dysfunction in history? Seemingly hate has become normal, acceptable and even electable. Agape is the only meaningful alternative to hate and bigotry.

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Sometime in the mid-1980s, my father — who shared the family waistline — went on a health kick. He ate grapefruit for breakfast, laid off the booze and started running every morning in nearby Depew Park.

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STARKVILLE- — As the national debate roils over whether or not President Donald Trump and some of his appointees are actively setting up the U.S. Postal Service as an intentional impediment to mail-in voting and other early voting efforts, Mississippi is essentially on the sidelines as one f…

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The notion of cutting taxes and adding services — especially in the throes of a pandemic — would come across to most people as laughable. After all, with all the lost revenue due to COVID-19 and three devastating tornadoes in April in Jones County, how could taxes actually be going down?

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A decade ago in the Middle Eastern country of Iraq, as the country was in the midst of horror and chaos and where bombings were an everyday occurrence, parliamentary elections went forth. Americans marveled at the courage of everyday Iraqis who braved being blown up by incendiary devices to …