When was the last time you saw a centaur roaming the streets of Oxford? Or a mermaid hanging out in the Grove? For anyone not on hallucinogens, the answer is never. However, that didn’t stop a Mississippi state lawmaker from introducing a piece of legislation last week that was straight out of a Syfy Channel original movie, a proposed ban on all human-animal hybrids. ...

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...

This week, the Supreme Court is likely to decide which cases they will hear regarding same-sex marriage and the rights of gay and lesbian couples. Some of the possible cases include the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This term we really have the opportunity to see the true colors of the Supreme Court. Will...

Rarely will you read a column of mine that advocates 1. An expansion of federal government power and 2. A tax increase. This one, however, does advocate these. The Constitution grants Congress and the federal government the power to regulate interstate commerce. The vast majority of Internet purchases fit into the category of interstate commerce. Currently, the Supreme...

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January. “It’s an exciting night for all our supporters, and...

By and large, Amnesty International does good work. They represent the downtrodden and oppressed all over the world and bring attention to otherwise unknown human rights violations. Having said that, in a case currently before the Supreme Court, Amnesty International may have unintentionally blocked future plaintiffs from bringing cases about the U.S. government’s...