Columns



Us vs. them: It’s the person – not the party – who can make positive change here in Mississippi

By CLARK HICKS,

What happened to all the Mississippi Democrats who held state and federal elected office? Nothing really. They just changed their name to Republican.

Jim Hood’s defeat marks the end of a long and checkered history of Mississippi Democrats elected to a major state office.


CARS, DOGS & PROBLEMS: Dog breeds and cars were neighborhood denominations

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

There is a scene from my childhood that replays in my head often. It’s not of me crossing the goal line and scoring a winning touchdown in a championship football game or knocking a walk-off homerun out of the park to win a Little League championship game, or even rescuing a drowning puppy from a fast-flowing creek.



Enough: Where should line be drawn between free speech and political correctness?

By ELIJAH JONES,

I have always thought of myself as an analytical and, okay, opinionated person.  Some folks may not analyze every little event in their lives, the way I do. 

But when it comes to opinions, from race to religion, from the sexes to politics, our personal beliefs and opinions are pretty much set.  (Especially at my age.) 


New Releases: fka TWIGS’ latest bewitches, but yet leaves questions

By MIK DAVIS,

If 2018 was the Year of the Woman, 2019 is shaping up to be the Year of the Dramatic Woman. Following spellcasting albums from Weyes Blood (positive,) Angel Olsen (almost a Goth level darkness,) fka TWIGS is the next to construct an album that bewitches as much as it leaves you with questions.








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