Politics

Political leaders need our prayers more than our criticisms

By BY ROGER ALFORD,
A busload of politicians were traveling a country road when they suddenly careened into a pasture and crashed into an old farmer’s barn.


The farmer dug a big hole and buried the politicians. A few days later, the sheriff passed by, saw the crashed bus, and asked the farmer where the politicians were.


Editorial roundup

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Fight over wall is itself costly
 When the partial shutdown of the federal government ends, someone needs to calculate precisely how much this fight over Donald Trump’s border wall ends up costing the American taxpayers. It’s going to be bundle.

Editorial roundup

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Senator provides New Year warning
 A Mississippi Senate leader’s troubles over a history of DUIs is a timely reminder of the kind of grief people can create for themselves if they get behind the wheel after drinking heavily.

Commemorative Book available to Vietnam Vets

By BY MIKE ROBERTSON CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER,

It has been 50 years since the official entry of the United States into the Vietnam War. It came at a time of great societal upheaval and unrest, and was therefore a very ‘unpopular’ war. Returning veterans were not treated with the respect and decorum afforded veterans of World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

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