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After the recent Supreme Court decision striking down the formula in the Voting Rights Act, numerous states that had been under preclearance announced intentions to move forward with voter identification laws that would have been denied by the Justice Department. Among those states are Texas, North Carolina...

Last week, terrorists associated with the Islamic fundamentalist group al-Shabaab attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing more than...

With the Affordable Care Act exchanges set to begin tomorrow, much has been made about the 1,990-page bill passed in 2010. Recently, one of my colleagues...

On Sept. 17, 2001, President George W. Bush gave a speech at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. In this speech so soon after a tragedy, he said, “The...

Republicans are driving their party off a cliff. House Republicans recently voted to slash funding for food stamps, and this week tea party extremists...

Was anyone else disappointed that these personality elections weren’t decided Tuesday? With this runoff business we had to endure another two days of:...

“Not all those who wander are lost.”  This line from a poem in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” has become more and more popular, almost...

I graduated from a small high school in Gallman called Copiah Academy. My graduating class yielded 46 graduates, which, at the time, was one of the largest...

Is America ready for a female president? Someone recently asked me that question and my response shocked me. “I’m not sure,” was my answer.  Let...

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution explicitly states that the freedom of speech is an inalienable, constitutionally protected right....