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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:15 PM
This past weekend at the Mississippi Rep ublican Party State Convention, delegates from the assembled counties chose members of the state executive committee, delegates to their national convention and a slate of electors for the Electoral College pledged to presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump.

There were no big surprises or shocking changes. Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour and Committeewoman Jeanne Luckey both were reelected; a new state executive committee reelected Joe Nosef to serve as Chairman; a majority of state delegates approved a slate of national delegates to the national convention acceptable to Governor Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Trump campaign.
  • BROOKS/Why is Clinton disliked?
    I understand why Donald Trump is so unpopular. He earned it the old-fashioned way, by being obnoxious, insulting and offensive. But why is Hillary Clinton so unpopular?

    She is, at the moment, just as unpopular as Trump. In the last three major national polls she had unfavorability ratings in the same ballpark as Trump’s. In the Washington Post/ABC News poll, they are both at 57 percent disapproval.
  • PERRY/Flush bathroom guidance
    Mississippi political leaders balked at the federal directives from the Department of Justice and Department of Education calling on every public school in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of the gender with which they identify. Following the lead of Governor Phil Bryant, letters from 27 state senators and 76 state representatives wrote the state Board of Education objecting to the practice and calling on the state to ignore the directives.
  • Hillary Clinton may be the weakest prohibitive favorite ever to run for the presidency.

    She is generally given strong odds of beating Donald Trump in the fall, yet she is tied with him in the early going as she struggles to shake a 74-year-old socialist who persists in notching victories in the Democratic primary contest.
  • MAY 22, 1936

    Twenty or more representatives of five Service Clubs of Meridian for presentation ceremonies in connection with the Community Loving Cup won by the local Rotary Club. Representatives of the following clubs participated: Pilot, Rotary, Lion, Exchange, Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. President DeWitt DeWeese of the local club served as Master of Ceremonies, with Powell Goodwin in charge of the program.
  • Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.                                                         — Romans 12:10 ESV
  • In the first half of Psalm 19 we looked at how God reveals himself to us in general revelation. By that we mean in his creation. In this section of the psalm we see David commenting on another way God reveals himself. This way is by special revelation, which is his word given to us. It is in the Scriptures that we have the word of God.
  • LOST HILLS, Calif. — What is the central challenge facing our era? My answer would be: social isolation.

    Gaps have opened up among partisan tribes, economic classes and races. There has been a loss of social capital, especially for communities down the income scale.
  • LOWRY/The bathroom revolt
    The authors of The Federalist Papers neglected to explain the fearsome powers that inhere in the “Dear Colleague” letter under our system of government.

    It is the instrument by which middling bureaucrats impose their will on the nation, as the assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education and the principal deputy assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Department of Justice just did in the matter of transgender bathroom policy in our schools and colleges.
  • MAY 15, 1936

    The Neshoba County Fair Association again repeats its announcement to its numerous stockholders who hold old common stock to send in, or bring in, the same and exchange it for new certificates, share for share of the par value of $5.00.
  • Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!                                                                              — Romans 11:33 ESV
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