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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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Writing a weekly column isn’t easy. Just ask Buck. We have had a lot of people try it, and some have lasted a while, but most fade out pretty quickly.

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Mark Thornton and I walked into the Jones County Courthouse a day or so after my arrival in Laurel in what seems like a lifetime ago and a short, white-haired man locked eyes with Mark.

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It was only six years ago that Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative titan on our nation’s highest court, passed away unexpectedly. With the 2016 election months away, many feared that Hillary Clinton, if elected, would push the court far to the left. Thankfully, that did not happen.

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Years ago a good friend said, “I’ll see it when I believe it.” Everyone sees what they believe, but no one can see what they don’t believe. We believe what we have learned.

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The Deep State. The administrative state. The federal bureaucracy ... Call it what you will, there is no denying that America today has a sprawling system of government that was never envisaged by the Founders.

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Last Friday, I wrapped up a photoshoot for my new cookbook “Mississippi Mornings.” It’s a book I’ve wanted to write for almost a decade, and one I’ve been seriously contemplating for five or six years. Recipe testing finally began this past February, and we got about halfway through the rost…

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Some of you may recall that 10 years and 3 months ago, Commu- nity Newspaper Holdings, Inc., a large corporation based out of Alabama briefly but abruptly shut down the operations of the Laurel Leader-Call. Before I was given the opportunity to buy the newspaper from CNHI, its archives were …

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As a kid, I would sometimes spend an entire day walking the creek and the small patches of woods that were part of the shortcut to the closest convenience store in Madison. It was a special treat to get to go to my grandparents’ house in Possumneck (five miles east of West) and explore their…

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On Friday morning, we will load Walter the Dog into the backseat of the new Hyundai SUV and head north. His portion of the ride will last only about two hours, to Madison, wherehe will spend a week at summer camp.When Hurricane Ida destroyed much of the neighborhood in which we lived, trying…

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We join millions of people across the country to celebrate the Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning Roe v. Wade . The court’s decision marks a turning point in history.

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Do you ever pump the brakes on your life, put down your devices and other distractions, then look around and ask, “How the hell did we get here?”