I hope the document remains locked away unused for many years, but my brother and I finally got around to meeting with a lawyer and helping our mother make out her last will and testament.

A recent Pew Research Center survey finds that only half of American adults think colleges and universities are having a positive effect on our nation. The leftward political bias, held by faculty members affiliated with the Democratic Party, at most institutions of higher education explains…

The 3rd presidential trial in America’s history is over. The first was that of Andrew Johnson for violating the Tenure of Office Act of 1867. This was a struggle for power between Congress and the Executive. Congress acted to prevent presidential removal of his appointees who were subject to…

In continuing my series of State of the City departmental accomplishments, this week I’m proud to feature the 2019 successes of BancorpSouth Arena and Conference Center. From its grand opening in 1993, the BancorpSouth Arena and Conference Center has consistently hosted the largest meetings …

This month, I am introducing a resolution to recognize a groundbreaking U.S. senator from Mississippi. Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American to serve in Congress in United States history. He was chosen by the state legislature in 1870, before the 17th Amendment to the Constituti…

The Democrats who impeached President Trump knew they did not have a prayer of removing him from office, but they also knew impeachment might have another effect: to weaken the president and reduce his chances of winning reelection in November.

As a physician and surgeon who has practiced in Mississippi for over 42 years, I am writing to ask my fellow Mississippians to support an initiative that will be on the November general election ballot.

For 68 years, the National Prayer Breakfast has been a political oasis, a chance for Republicans, Democrats, national and world leaders to assemble and pray for each other and the nation.

Having never seen Lee Williams perform in person, I watched a video of he and the Spiritual QC’s to get a visual of what I’d heard for years. Astonishingly, Williams stood there stoically and belted out his original songs in that baritone that could riff an octave – that old call-and-respons…

While everyone loves praise and accolades, few enjoy hearing less than stellar feedback. Ironically, much of the best, most honest feedback is available from some of the youngest consumers. While seven-year-olds may not necessarily understand the specifics of curricular standards, they defin…

As the world’s premier fighting force, our military depends on a strong Navy to project power abroad, preserve freedom of navigation across the world’s oceans, and deter America’s adversaries. For the past half-century, our Navy’s dominance has been unrivaled. A change in that role could hav…

Each year, as Mayor of Tupelo, I deliver a State of the city speech highlighting a variety of important issues including economic development, infrastructure, budgets, housing, public safety and quality of life. The purpose is to share our successes and what we hope to accomplish in the futu…

It’s still early Sunday morning and I just saw the final episode of “A New Day with Kay.” As I watched the old clips of Kay Bain and her late husband Buddy, I recalled some of the times I interviewed her for stories I wrote about her through the years. She was always candid and forthright.

“Just wanted to tell you all – I love you guys! Life is too short to go a day without pouring out your love to the ones you care about. I’d rather live knowing I said something, than live in regret because I held my tongue.”

For six months, some of President Trump’s most implacable foes have invested great hope in two Republicans – former Rep. Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld – who are challenging the president for the GOP nomination. Could they do some damage to Trump’s re-election prospects?

The president’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night resembled a campaign rally. Some Republicans shouted “four more years” as he approached the lectern. Democrats mostly looked glum, shook their heads, pursed their lips, laughed in response to some of his remarks and in the case of Speak…

According to the Centers for Disease Control, February typically presents with more than double the cases of flu of any of the other months which are included in flu season. While influenza viruses are present all of the time, the typical flu season with peak activity ranges from December to…

I have been teaching economics since 1967 – 40 years of it at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. During that interval, economic reality has not changed. Just as Galileo’s law about the independent influence of gravity on falling objects has not changed, neither have the fundamenta…

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