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The beginning of 2013 marks a renewed commitment on the part of United Auto Workers (UAW) to organize Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Canton. The efforts began last summer and continue to receive mixed reactions from employees. Mississippi is a right-to-work state, and lawmakers appear hesitant to endorse...

If you attended a public school at any point in your life, you’ll more than likely remember the food served in the cafeteria. I only attended public school for first through third grade and still have the distinct memory of the rice served. I described it to my mother as being stuck together like Rice Krispies Treats. It could also be described as “gross.” While...

The last months of the year are known for the release of a slew of Oscar-bait movies. One of the most buzzed-about movies going into this awards season was “Zero Dark Thirty,” director/producer Kathryn Bigelow’s vision of the 10-year manhunt for Osama bin Laden. Anyone not living in an isolated compound in Abbottabad will know how this movie ends. In addition to...

Once you’ve graduated from a bachelor’s to a master’s in alcohol consumption, it’s bound to have crossed your mind before: “I’m drunk and desiring hookers.” Just about everything can be served through a vending machine or a phone call or drive-thru, but not sex. No-no, our good, God-fearing society can’t possibly endorse the idea that every gluttonous pleasure...

International Education Week at Ole Miss takes place around the second week in November every year. The Ole Miss Office of International Programs hosts this event for international and American students. It welcomes all the students to experience different cultures. A lot of international student associations and countries represented on campus participated in the event...

For lawmakers, Jan. 1, 2014, is a monumental date looming in the ever-nearing future. That date is when the majority of the measures under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as many Mississippians refer to it, will take effect. Among other things, this date marks the deadline for state lawmakers to come up with their own health insurance exchange programs and have them...

On Jan. 21, I rolled out of bed at 4 a.m. and was on the Metro headed to Capitol Hill by 5. Then began the hours of long lines, a handful of security checkpoints and, for some of us, a brief nap on the grass of the Capitol grounds. When President Barack Obama finally came to the podium, I expected his speech to be a routine, somewhat nauseating, politically-motivated plea...

The Second Amendment does not protect the right to hunt; in fact, there is no right to hunt. What the Second Amendment does do is prevent the government from disarming its citizens, an act which would be a leap toward tyranny. Thus, any legislation or policy that places an undue burden on a person to own — not to buy — a firearm is unconstitutional. The key point...

Like the rest of the American public, I watched in horror as news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting broke on the morning of Dec. 14. Within hours, it seemed as if every major media outlet was reporting on the tragedy. Cable news channels provided coverage around the clock, newspapers posted constant updates on their online editions, and social media sites like...