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Pollinators are essential for crops The majority of Americans pay little attention to pollinators – bees, butterflies, wasps, moths and other insects. However, without pollinators, many crops would not grow. A large variety of fruits and vegetables would become scarce…

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Gorsuch is fine nominee When Donald Trump was running for president, many of those who uncomfortably voted for him said they did so largely because of the opening on the U.S. Supreme Court. They took Trump at his word —…

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How fuel-tax hike can be sold By Tim Kalich Greenwood Commonwealth The Republican Party in Mississippi boasts of being business-friendly. Since taking control of the Legislature and the Governor’s Mansion, it has pushed through large corporate tax cuts, opposed efforts…

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The right to do stupid things A racially tinged case of high school harassment in Pennsylvania that turned violent was bad enough. Then the adults got involved and made it worse. A 14-year-old white boy used exceptionally poor judgment last…

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Good highways are at risk Given the no-new-taxes determination of the Republican supermajority in the Mississippi Legislature, it is not surprising to read, in a story by The Associated Press, that House and Senate leaders don’t expect a serious effort…

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‘Swamp’ will be hard to drain If Donald Trump succeeds in “draining the swamp” in Washington, D.C., he will have accomplished a goal that most of his modern day  predecessors have attempted and been unable to achieve. Donovan Slack, writing…

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Third-grade gate may be unworkable As everyone within education circles knows, Mississippi’s so-called third-grade gate is low to the ground. In order to currently pass onto fourth grade, third-graders only have to show that they read better than the lowest…

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Home cooking: Will it stand? Former state Rep. Bo Eaton was a victim of political “home cooking” early this year when his fellow House members voted to overturn the Democrat’s re-election and instead seat his Republican challenger, Mark Tullos. Before…

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December Greetings Well, here we are again, at the beginning of the most celebrated month of the year. December has to its credit, the beginning of winter on the 21st of the month and  Christmas Eve and Christmas on the…

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Season ain’t over The lovable New York Yankees’ Yogi Berra coined the phrase “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” Mississippi State’s football team can appreciate the late catcher’s malapropian wisdom. After being beat soundly on consecutive weekends by Alabama and…