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Searching for honesty in national media

If a modern-day Diogenes were to search for honesty in the mainstream media, he would need barrels of lamp oil. Diogenes the Cynic was an ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

Mueller mountain births Papadopoulos mouse

“The Mountain in Labour” is one of the fables credited to the Greek storyteller Aesop in the 6th Century BCE. “The Mountain in Labour” was ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

Kavanaugh confirmation hearings are Kabuki television

Japan’s Kabuki theater tradition is over four-centuries-old. Kabuki performers are heavily made up, ornately dressed and engage at a snail’s pace in a highly stylized ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

When the IRS plays politics, you pay for it

Articles in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The Washington Post recently detailed how the government has agreed to pay $3.5 million ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

The joke continues for public education in Mississippi

Newspapers work to include a myriad of subject pieces to attract readers. For some, there is news, while for others the attraction might be a ... Read more

3 years ago by TJ Ray.

The deep state has deep roots

This country’s 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, led the nation through the Roaring Twenties, a time of social upheaval and rapidly changing mores. The United States ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

Life lessons from “The Book of Juv”

By Randy Weeks “Christianity ain’t all that hard. You just do the right thing, tell the truth and love people.” Don’t go looking through your ... Read more

3 years ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

An ode to the welfare state

Not being a subscriber to the New York Daily News, I cannot attest to the quality of that publication. But as a retired English professor, ... Read more

3 years ago by TJ Ray.

Portland: “Lord of the Flies” redux

The occupation of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office for five weeks in June and July, and a violent confrontation between anarchist groups ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

Socialism plus ignorance: A toxic mix

Last month’s victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, in New York City’s 14th Congressional District Democrat primary over 10-term incumbent and Democrat Caucus Chair Joe Crowley ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

Mass Hysteria: The left melts down

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the dumbing down of America is the increased susceptibility of the populace to mass hysteria. Mass or collective hysteria ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

Lone federal judge controls U.S. Immigration for nine months

In October 2017, Federal District Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, appointed by then-President Barack Obama in 2013, issued a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s travel ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

America was designed to be a work in progress

By Charlie Mitchell Did a teacher make you memorize the Declaration of Independence, or at least the first few paragraphs? With apologies, here’s an update ... Read more

3 years ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

I’m Conservative, but don’t assume you know what I believe

By Christine Flowers Earlier this week, a producer from a Philadelphia television station called to inquire if I would like to come on and defend ... Read more

3 years ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

Crying kids aren’t just at the US border

By Michael Reagan I understand why the national media is so obsessed over the story of children of illegal immigrants being separated from their parents ... Read more

3 years ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

Supreme Court finally brings online sales, use tax law fairness to Main Street

By Sid Salter In a 5-4 decision that strangely crossed traditional judicial ideological lines, the Supreme Court last week brought online sales and use tax ... Read more

3 years ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

Does the name of something change its meaning?

Have you ever heard the question “What’s in a name?” When people ask that, it is often meant as a rhetorical inquiry, not with an ... Read more

3 years ago by TJ Ray.

The things we do for friends, and to find ourselves

I entered the Bargain Barn with great trepidation. It had been a long while since I had jumped into this type of endeavor. I was ... Read more

3 years ago by Rhes Low.

Repurposing and recycling things left behind

In the door pocket of my car is a much folded and unfolded map of Lafayette County. With it is a red magic marker, which ... Read more

3 years ago by TJ Ray.

Taking moment for my wife and a Pony

These days it’s rare we experience magic. Or possibly, with the constant bombardment and immediate access to info and art, we experience it so often ... Read more

3 years ago by Rhes Low.

How is the NCAA vs. Ole Miss like Mueller vs. Trump?

Steven Godfrey’s excellent May 30 piece in SBNation, “Crooked Letters,” is an even-handed analysis of the NCAA’s gross mishandling of its 6-year investigation into Ole ... Read more

3 years ago by Michael Henry.

On things remembered and forgotten

Some gossamer memory recently unleashed a veritable flood of questions. For some reason, the question of the cars I have owned came up. Mostly — ... Read more

3 years ago by TJ Ray.

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