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Sunday’s charity golf match in the Florida rain, featuring the teams of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, was more entertaining than expected.

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When people are desperate, they are more inclined to do dumb things. To Mississippi’s credit, it avoided that trap when it went shopping for personal protective equipment in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Although Mississippi appears to have done well procuring medical supplies during the pandemic, another critical aspect of dealing with the crisis has not gone so well: processing unemployment claims.

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From the moment the Pilgrims stood atop Plymouth Rock in 1620, a fitting motto for the dream that they held and which has continued through the centuries in the land they settled can be found in Galatians 5:1: “For freedom did Christ set us free: Stand fast, therefore, and be not entangled a…

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Annie Glenn never minded that her husband always got the spotlight. It was unavoidable, as she was married to fighter pilot, space program pioneer and U.S. Sen. John Glenn.

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Amtrak has been reprimanded for years by the U.S. Justice Department for operating facilities that allegedly were not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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After President Trump dismissed the State Department’s inspector general last week, word was that it was punishment for investigating complaints that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was using staffers for personal tasks, such as walking a dog and picking up dry cleaning.

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Looking ahead to the presidential election, the conventional wisdom is that Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin will decide whether President Trump begins his second term in January 2021 or Joe Biden begins his first.

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The $1.25 billion Mississippi has received in coronavirus relief is a chunk of money. To put it in perspective, that’s about one-fifth of the state’s annual general fund budget.

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Donald Trump is now guinea pig in chief. The president, against the advice of most of the medical community, has decided to take a malaria drug to try to ward off COVID-19.

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Michael Watson, Mississippi’s new secretary of state, sent out an e-mail this week detailing precautions his office is taking to make sure the coronavirus keeps no one from voting in this year’s elections.

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Mississippi’s State Department of Health says its been too busy dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic to comply with the state’s Public Records Act.

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There have been plenty of heartwarming stories about the kindness of ordinary people in the face of the coronavirus and subsequent economic shutdown. Few of these stories transcend centuries, but here’s one that does.

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Social media can be a great conduit for reconnecting old friends and keeping new ones in contact. But it can also be a cesspool of gossip, cruelty and depravity.

The recent bickering in Washington about the future of the U.S. Postal Service is curious. What’s the ultimate goal of those who are hesitant about providing money to a federal agency whose revenue stream has been hit hard by the coronavirus?

Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives have no problem detailing how they want to spend $3 trillion in additional relief from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Leflore County Board of Supervisors is trying to circumvent Mississippi’s purchasing laws by treating the purchase of new pickup trucks for three board members as three separate transactions, rather than one.

You can tell the country is making progress against the novel coronavirus when people start talking about a surplus of ventilators, which are used to help the most seriously ill patients breathe.

The COVID-19 pandemic is going to alter the way society operates for a long time, and in some areas possibly permanently.

To many, comedian Jerry Stiller, who died Monday at age 92, is best remembered as the irascible father of George Costanza on “Seinfeld.” His trademark shout, “Serenity Now,” still gets a laugh from anyone who enjoyed the show.

A Texas hair salon owner spent some time in jail this past week for defying the governor’s order to close businesses like hers during the coronavirus shutdown. Though she told a judge she was standing up for herself because she was unable to feed her family, the publicity her stunt received …

America should come up with a Miranda warning for politicians, one that advises them they have the right to remain silent and not say something that could be held against them the next time they run for office.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has essentially acknowledged its error in allowing bogus COVID-19 blood tests to proliferate. This week, the agency announced that test makers will have to prove their tests work or risk having them pulled.

While Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves squabbles with his own party leaders in the Legislature over who should control the spending of $1.25 billion in COVID-19 stimulus money, an Associated Press analysis shows that some states received more of the federal money than justified.

Regarding the split between Tate Reeves and the Legislature over control of the federal stimulus money, the first-term governor doesn’t understand why lawmakers are behaving this way, other than the possibility that they might hold a grudge from his time as lieutenant governor.

For many years now, a lot of smart people have been saying that the United States needs to get its health care costs under control. It’s finally happening, but the results are not pretty.

Greenwood and many cities like it in Mississippi will soon be facing the difficult decisions with which private businesses in their communities have already grappled.

It’s time for AT&T to stop the legal foot-dragging and let C Spire roll out its high speed network for the benefit of Mississippi government and the taxpayers who foot the bill.

If history is a guide, the announcement by Michigan congressman Justin Amash that he will seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president is unlikely to have a noticeable impact on the November election between the presumptive major party nominees Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

A month into various degrees of government-ordered lockdowns to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing, though still minority, resentment toward some of these restrictions.

Good for the U.S. Supreme Court, which for the second straight year ruled that an element of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights also applies to the states.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently floated the idea of changing federal law to allow states to take bankruptcy.

Mississippi’s Department of Education obviously had to make some adjustments on testing requirements for prospective teachers when most everything shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s a small consolation for Mississippi being the poorest state in the country: Most of its residents will get the full amount of the COVID-19 stimulus check.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves continues to take the correct approach by gradually lifting the business restrictions that had been imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Evidently, the Attorney General’s Office in Mississippi does not have enough to do these days, so it is having to invent work that is mostly designed to curry political favor.

Mississippi’s State Department of Health has clarified that it is not withholding the names of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks because a federal patient privacy law demands secrecy. Rather, it’s decided that to identify the site of an outbreak could …

Add a worldwide glut of oil to the many problems that are being caused by the new coronavirus.

New York Times health columnist Tara Parker-Pope did a national public service by interviewing experts about how the coronavirus stays on different materials and what precautions people should take.

On Monday, during his daily press briefing on the COVID-19 outbreak, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves was complimenting the state’s health officials on what a good job they had done getting people tested for the virus that causes the respiratory disease.

Here’s a shelter-in-place game you could play on an internet video connection with some friends: See who believed the assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh two years ago. Then see who believes the allegations made last week against soon-to-be presidential nominee …

Oilfield workers in South Mississippi received some good news this past week that the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and other countries have agreed to cut how much oil they produce.

Tate Reeves has nudged Mississippi’s response to COVID-19 back toward some balance between managing a health crisis and a potentially worse economic one.

Keeping up with Donald Trump during this pandemic can be frustrating. You never know from where he is coming.

If you’re frustrated that your share of the $2.2 trillion in government virus assistance hasn’t arrived, there may be a good reason for the delay. It has nothing to do with suspected incompetence or manipulation by the so-called Deep State.

A critical scientific piece in moving toward a state of normalcy in our pandemic-worried world is to have an inexpensive — and preferably quick — test that would let people who are not sick know whether they have already been infected by the new coronavirus without realizing it.

A number of late-night television shows have come up with creative ways to deliver new broadcasts during a time of social distancing. But this past weekend, “Saturday Night Live” one-upped all the others with an entertaining show that featured cast members participating in skits from their h…

Two Democratic governors, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, are among those who have received generally positive national notices for their responses to the coronavirus in their state.

Speaking of Southern governors, Mississippi’s Tate Reeves is having one incredibly difficult first few months in office.

Most of the focus on human ingenuity since the outbreak of COVID-19 has been on those scientists and medical researchers who are working feverishly on drugs to treat the disease and vaccines to prevent it. There is also huge interest in the race to develop reliable medical tests that can be …

It’s pretty easy this weekend for Christians to be stuck in a Good Friday state of mind. Just like Jesus’ followers 2,000 years ago were fearful for their lives when he was crucified, so, too, many in this country are frightened by a disease that has killed almost 19,000 in the U.S. and more…

Everyone knows that the New Orleans area has been a virus hotspot for the past two weeks. But it was a surprise to see a chart earlier this week on nola.com, the website for the Times-Picayune and The Advocate, that said St. John the Baptist Parish has the highest virus death rate in the country.

Bernie Sanders hopes for the Democratic presidential nomination always hinged on a crowded field.

Many ordinary activities that people took for granted have been hit hard by the coronavirus. Working, dining at a restaurant, getting together with more than a handful of friends, and watching TV sports come to mind.

American sports fans have resigned themselves for now to watching reruns of athletic contests, thanks to a pandemic that has delayed or cancelled nearly every competition in this country and in most of the rest of the world at least until this summer.

One day, after these difficult times have passed, the story of Capt. Brett Crozier’s removal from his aircraft carrier will be the subject of books and a movie. For now, it is an embarrassment to the U.S. Navy, which is the only federal agency to fire somebody for their handling of the probl…

There’s a reason Microsoft founder Bill Gates is one of the world’s richest people. He’s able to see things that others don’t, and in a speech he gave at a conference in 2015, he basically predicted the coronavirus blitz that the world is dealing with today.