Opinion


Feds must reform prisons

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Two hundred and twenty-six years ago, the Federalists were having trouble getting the states to ratify the new Constitution of the United States. The anti-Federalists, led by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry, feared the proposed constitution did not adequately protect the individual rights of the common man.


House road plan flawed

Legislative leaders on one side of the Mississippi Capitol are at least talking again about raising the state’s fuel tax, in light of this week’s forced closure of more than 100 deficient county bridges.


A beloved first lady

Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, will be remembered as the matriarch of a presidential dynasty. She is the only woman in U.S. history to have been alive for both a husband’s presidency and a son’s.



Post Office board has no members

No $69 billion private corporation would dare operate without a single member on its board of directors. Although those positions do not run the day-to-day operations, they are essential for providing the high-level guidance and strategy that any company needs to remain competitive.


What is a Presbyterian?

By CHRIS WILLETT,

This question is often asked of our members, or at least considered by many. In fact, I see it cross the minds of people when they hear I’m the pastor at Columbia Presbyterian Church. What is a Presbyterian? Is it some strange cult or weird group of people?





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