Rand’s ‘Penny Plan’ more theatrics than fiscal policy

STARKVILLE – Federal Social Security and Medicare entitlements as they exist today are in deep trouble and can’t sustain themselves under current law while at the same time 78 million Baby Boomers like me hurtle toward retirement.
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Senior Trip among those great memories

The last thing I remember was all of us huddled around a microphone in a recording studio, singing at the top of our lungs, cutting a cassette of “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles.
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Ellie has questions in the dark

The storm that came through Bruce quickly last Tuesday afternoon, caused a lot of issues in parts of town.
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On “The President and the Press”

There is a tendency among us humans to think that whatever is happening at any given time is worse than that thing has ever been before.
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Interesting time in Memphis

Every time I go to a music festival, I figure it’s my last one, but somehow I ended up at the Memphis in May music festival recently. My role at these festivals is essentially teen chaperone. What is it about teenagers and music festivals? They love them. I liken it to a herd of antelopes with a smart phone stuck on their horn.
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People hold public officials accountable for the private economy

On the day Donald Trump was elected, a 20-gallon tank of gas cost a Mississippi driver $36. Today, The American Automobile Association says that same 20 gallons costs $52. A 44 percent increase. Does anybody care?
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It’s Charlie’s yard, I just work in it

I was wishing my mom a Happy Mothers Day over the phone when she asked what we’re doing. Most of the kids are here, I explained. They’re all in the backyard setting up a little kiddie pool for 1-year-old grandson Jack.
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Mothers’ Day flurry of fun

Like most of you, we had a house full Sunday for Mother’s Day.
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Sports betting decision more impactful than state lottery

STARKVILLE – Mississippians have been talking about a state lottery for more than 25 years and still don’t have one – a decision that studies and industry estimates claim keeps between $100 million to $150 million out of the state’s general fund revenues and continues to send state taxpayers across state lines to buy lottery tickets in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida.
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Requiem for a very good man

ROLLING FORK — He called me “Ghost,” after my ancestor he admired, and I called him “Carlos,” after an international assassin.
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