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For decades, Congress has inched onto lawmaking turf that once belonged to states. When it comes to establishing a minimum wage, the trend has reversed. More and more states are setting their own wage floor. Legislation to do so in Mississippi has been filed again this year, but prospects ar…

  • By Walter Williams
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President-elect Donald Trump’s threats against American companies looking to relocate in foreign countries have won favorable review from many quarters. Support comes from those alarmed about trade deficits, those who want a “level playing field” and those who call for “free trade but fair t…

  • By Darren Musselwhite Mayor of Southaven
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(Editor’s Note: The following is a response to a column which appeared on the Opinion/Editorial Page in the Tuesday edition of the DeSoto Times-Tribune on the subject of a call for a referendum on the Penny for the Parks issue.)

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There is a misconception currently being promoted by a few in DeSoto County, which makes the claim that a majority of Desoto County’s legislators are anti-parks and tourism. This has come about because of a hard stance that most of us are taking on not approving another repealer for Southave…

  • By Angela Copeland
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Interviewing for a job is an incredibly personal process – at least for the job seeker. If you’re looking for a new job, you know the frustration when a company doesn’t call you back. It stings like rejection. It can leave you reeling – wondering what’s wrong with you.

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While it might not be "pennies from heaven," revenue generated from the "Penny For the Parks" tourism tax, a one-percent surcharge, a tax levied on restaurant meals has paid big dividends for Mississippi's third-largest city, Southaven, as well as helping to boost the bottom line for DeSoto …

  • By Walter Williams
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The FBI reported that the total number of homicides in 2015 was 15,696. Blacks were about 52 percent of homicide victims. That means about 8,100 black lives were ended violently, and over 90 percent of the time, the perpetrator was another black. Listening to the news media and the Black Liv…

  • By Angela Copeland
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The title of this column sounds a little strange at first glance. But, if you’ve ever tried to make friends as an adult, you know this is a big deal. And, it’s not just because it’s important to have friends. The friends you have as an adult can have a major impact to your career.

  • By John Whitehead
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Despite our best efforts, we in the American police state seem to be stuck on repeat, reliving the same set of circumstances over and over and over again: egregious surveillance, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, censorship, retaliatory arrests, the cri…

  • By Sid Salter
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The Sunday before Christmas, Leilani and I were privileged to have all our children and grandchildren home for a visit and a good meal. The grandchildren were, as usual, virtually unable to eat anything (other than candy, cookies, and soft drinks) because of the anticipation of opening what …

  • By Walter Williams
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We will never understand liberals and progressives until we recognize that they often see reality as a social construct subject to being challenged and changed. For example, throughout the world, boys and girls have different toy preferences. Typically, boys like to play with cars and trucks…

  • BY ANGELA COPELAND
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You may wonder, “What’s the worst thing that could possibly happen during my job search?” Is it making a fool of yourself in an interview? Is it saying the wrong thing? Is it wearing the wrong outfit?

  • By Lee Hamilton
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We don’t want to discourage the sharing of information or opinions. But we must strive for an environment in which truth wins the day.

  • By Walter Williams
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Most college students do not belong in college. I am not by myself in this assessment. Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson said, “It’s time to drop the college-for-all crusade,” adding that “the college-for-all crusade has outlived its usefulness.” Richard Vedder, professor emeritus o…

  • By Charlie Mitchell
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Before there’s wall-to-wall worldwide coverage of this guy Donald Trump taking his oath to head one branch of American government, there will be a much quieter ceremony here in Mississippi. Four of Mississippi’s nine state Supreme Court justices will take oaths — one a newcomer and the other…

  • Angela Copeland
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Have you ever wondered if you might have picked the wrong career path? If so, you’re not alone.

  • By Sid Salter
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When I learned of the death of former Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin — a tough, old school lawman whose friendship I came to appreciate during my years covering crime in central Mississippi — my initial thoughts went back a day spent riding some of the most crime-ridden areas of the c…

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When I learned of the death of former Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin — a tough, old school lawman whose friendship I came to appreciate during my years covering crime in central Mississippi — my initial thoughts went back a day spent riding some of the most crime-ridden areas of the c…

  • By Walter Williams
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Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of his classic “Wealth, Poverty and Politics.” At the very beginning, he quotes Alexander Hamilton, who said, “The wealth of nations depends upon an infinite variety of causes.” The book’s 16 chapters apply Hamilton’s notion to …

  • By Walter Williams
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There are things that really puzzle me. Some life insurance companies charge  lower premiums if you haven’t made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of them. Actuarially, that makes sense because the life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for n…

  • By Charlie Mitchell
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None of them will be there to be toasted, hear the applause and pick up a trophy, but Evelyn Gandy, James Hardy, Aaron Henry, Elvis Presley and Ida B. Wells certainly deserve to join the roster of Mississippi superstars. The five lived very different lives, but the Mississippi Department of …

  • BY ANGELA COPELAND
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No matter what your personal religious, political, or social views are, it seems fair to say, we can all agree on one thing. 2016 has been a tough year for everyone. Friends and families were pulled apart by different political leanings. Workers went through difficult corporate layoffs and r…

  • By John Whitehead
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How is it that despite all of the blessings and advantages we in the United States possess, as a nation we continue to major in minors, prioritizing politics and profit margins over decency and human-kindness?

  • By Walter Williams
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President-elect Donald Trump has warned companies that they are not going to leave the United States anymore “without consequences.” He has lived up to his threat by pressuring Carrier to give up its planned move to Monterrey, Mexico, in exchange for a taxpayer handout. It is a safe bet that…

  • By Angela Copeland
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One of the first things every job seeker considers is what city to live in next. A list of questions come up when evaluating options. “Are there many jobs available in my current city? Am I near my family and friends? Would I rather be on the coast, or near the mountains?”

  • By Sid Salter
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The death of U.S. Sen. John Herschel Glenn, Jr., at age 95 — the first American to orbit the Earth and one of the first seven Americans chosen to attempt manned space flight — brings to mind an era in our nation’s history when we defined heroism in a much different way than we often do today.

  • By Walter Williams
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Let’s look at the political angst over trade deficits. A trade deficit is when people in one country buy more from another country than the other country’s people buy from them. There cannot be a trade deficit in a true economic sense. Let’s examine this.     

  • By John Whitehead
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“You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”

  • By Walter Williams
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It is alleged that Hillary Clinton won a popular vote majority. Therefore, if the nation were not burdened with the antiquated Electoral College, anguished and freaked-out Americans whine, she, instead of Donald Trump, would be the next president of the United States. You say, “Hold it. Befo…

  • By Angela Copeland
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Do you wish you were making more money? Do you feel frustrated that you haven’t received the promotion you’ve been waiting for? Well, now’s the time to make a case for yourself. It’s almost time for your annual employee performance evaluation.

  • By John Whitehead
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What we’re witnessing at Standing Rock, where activists have gathered to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline construction on Native American land, is just the latest incarnation of the government’s battle plan for stamping out any sparks of resistance and keeping the populace under control: b…

  • By Walter Williams
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        For more than a half-century, it has become abundantly clear that our nation faces increasing irreconcilable differences. At the root is the fact that there is one group of Americans who mostly want to be left alone and live according to the rule of law and the dictates of the U.S. C…

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