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Once again, Donald Trump is getting slammed by the mainstream media. It’s been happening non-stop since he descended an escalator in Trump Tower back in June 2015. Four full years of neverending criticism, the latest coming because Trump had the gaul to tell four radical, American-hating, ra…

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Now that the media is finally, at long last, interested in the 2006 Jeffrey Epstein child sex case, perhaps we can get an answer to the most intriguing question: Why does he keep escaping justice on essentially the same child molestation charges?

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I’m not in the habit of quoting myself. It just seems obnoxious, like when people refer to

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Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to confiscate property on the grounds that it is connected to a crime — without ever convicting someone of the crime. In court, a lower burden of proof applies in these civil cases than in criminal cases, even when valuable property such as the ve…

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It’s been nearly a year since I fled Facebook. For those considering it, there are few finer feelings. It is as if I was granted freedom from everything bad in the world. It is an amazing feeling.

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Editor’s note: This column was originally planned for the days after Fathers’ Day. We regret its omission.

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After going on and on about how happy I am to have a sports editor on staff so I don’t have to scramble to get sports coverage on the page, I feel compelled to weigh in about a couple of things going on in the sports world …

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As a Mississippi state senator, I can’t blame Chris McDaniel for not getting involved in local Jones County political races. However, I still wish he would. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know where he would stand on certain candidates.

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The first European settlers in America came seeking religious freedom without government intervention and prohibitions. Some came who simply wanted freedom and a new start in life. Ambitious European rulers competed for colonial superiority over their counterparts in the “new world.” 

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At the Citizens Against Corruption meeting at Tuckers Crossing, sheriff candidate Joe Berlin took a jab at us. He told the crowd  that Sheriff Alex Hodge had gotten good PR for 11 years and had been unchallenged by the local media for some of the questionable things he’d done. 

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The annual Mississippi Press Editorial Awards luncheon took place at the Golden Nugget in Biloxi last weekend and, once again, the people who work here did this newspaper and the community proud. We collected a whopping 18 total awards. Compare that to The Hattiesburg American, which, in spi…

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Let’s get this out there right now: If Jones County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Jamie Tedford was on fire, I would not put it out with any means — including natural. Ask Tedford, though, and he would likely say the same about me.

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STARKVILLE — Among most of his supposed 2020 Democratic presidential primary opponents — particularly those hitching their political wagons to the New Left — Joe Biden’s recent comments on the days when those with differences within their own parties and certainly with those in the opposing …

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Last week, we reviewed the evidence of “innocence” of the “Central Park 5” presented in the court of Hollywood. This week, we’ll review the evidence of their guilt — presented in courts of law and ruled on by actual judges and juries. 

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Iran has supplied weapons and money across the Middle East and around the world for decades. Recently, Iran attacked oil tankers and shot down an American unmanned drone. President Trump signaled the U.S. would strike back. Media and politicians went nuts speculating about Trump leading us i…

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Everywhere he goes, Sheriff Alex “Hollywood” Hodge loves to tell people just how “transparent” he is. Apparently (or should I say, “transparently”?), this is just another big fat lie from a politician who is becoming legendary for his arrogance, corruption and false statements. And now, you …

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As I sit here in my dark, quiet house while Thursday turns to Friday, I can’t help but think about what I should be doing.

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In the early-morning hours of July 12, 2018, I fired off a bevy of questions to Jones County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Allyson Knotts about the raid on Lyon Ranch Road. Publisher Jim Cegielski informed me on Friday morning that I could no longer get involved with the story of the animal raid on …

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The African folktale version of the 1989 Central Park gang-rape has swept the populace! The mob thirsts for vengeance against evil spirits, like Linda Fairstein.

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A friend at the gym said he was tired of all the hatred going around. I agreed. We’re both old and could not remember a time when politics was so hateful and divisive in America. And, we both remember the 1960s! 

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It’s been the same column, or a variation of the theme, for about a quarter-century now. There’s just something about baseball and Father’s Day that go together like America and apple pie.

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Right now, the number of Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2020 sits at a number that is, quite frankly, mind-numbing. Too many to count really. The Dems have people running who are so obscure that no one has ever heard of them. People who would…

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One of the more unfortunate effects of the Trump-Russia investigation — and there have been many — is the weakening of traditional standards of argument and proof in the public debate over allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to fix the 2016 election. (Just for the recor…

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Friday afternoon, May 31, a disgruntled city employee shot and killed 12 people and wounded 5 others inside a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va. The next day, President Trump issued a proclamation honoring the victims of the tragedy.

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It’s June 10, 1944. Well, it’s the events surrounding the D-Day invasion on Normandy, France, four days prior. But imagine that is today’s America. Imagine 24-hour cable TV news stations reporting — and I use that term lightly — on the invasion and its aftermath.

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Over Memorial Day weekend, some shocking news broke about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. David Garrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning King biographer, came across some new details about the FBI’s secret bugs of King in the National Archives. (The full tapes are not scheduled for public release for …

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Last Friday, I attended the 63rd annual University of Mississippi graduation ceremonies, which were at the Mississippi Coliseum. Not only were my younger daughter Alison and son-in-law Jonathan graduating from medical school, but two young men who had played for me while I was the basketball…

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The easiest columns for me are the ones about sports. That’s partly because most of them are based on memories, not facts. Sports fans can relate. A Hail Mary hangs in the air for an eternity … A home run clears the light tower in center field and might still be going … The winning 3-pointer…

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Imagine a hypothetical of four members of an animal rescue organization getting an anonymous tip that there could be rampant animal abuse on a property in the same county as that organization is located.

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It’s time for revival. It’s time believers ask God to send revival to America. 

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When all is said and done involving the miltary-style raid on the property of two senior citizens in the Johnson Community, it will be defined as a failure… an absolute and utter failure on so many levels.

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Contrary to the image of potheads as peaceful stoners, “cannabis-dependent psychotic patients were four times as likely to be violent,” according to a study cited by Alex Berenson in his magnificent new book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.” “No o…

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We are living in interesting times with issues like abortion, trade talks with China, stock market losses, immigration crisis on the border, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, floods and storms, President Trump and two dozen Democrats running for president. 

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My younger daughter Alison graduates from medical school this week and then will be heading off to the bright lights and medical residency program of Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. Her older sister Emily will be taking a few days off from her career as a senior editor with The Observer i…

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On Sunday, July 8, 2018, I sat in the Jones County Justice Court covering the case of a young man who had shot an arrow through a dog’s head. As the unofficial animal-abuse beat reporter, I covered the vast majority of those cases.

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Big news out of the White House recently! After a beehive of activity, Jared Kushner will finally be unveiling his comprehensive immigration plan!

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America was founded on the novel idea that the people could rule themselves if law were king. Actually, Lex Rex (Law is King) dates back at least to Samuel Rutherford’s book by the same name published in 1644. They didn’t have the Internet back then, and publishing books was fairly spotty, s…

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I’ll give you the clean version of the old saying: “Opinions are like noses, everyone has one.” However, real facts have a way of defining whose opinions actually matter.