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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM
Republican Donald J. Trump carried Mississippi with 57.9 percent of the vote for President of the United States on November 8, earning him Mississippi’s six votes in the Electoral College. He received a greater percentage of the vote than Republicans Mitt Romney in 2012 (55.3 percent) or John McCain in 2008 (56.2 percent), but fell short of President George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004 when Bush took 59.5 percent. Trump’s 700,714 raw votes bested Bush’s 684,981 votes from 2004; but, Trump fell short of the raw votes posted by Romney (710,746) and McCain (724,597).
  • Over the past few decades, party loyalty has been the defining feature of national politics. Especially in the House but even in the Senate, members deferred to their party leaders. Congress as a whole deferred to the presidency. Members of the president’s own party acted as his foot soldiers. Members of the other party acted as his opposition.

    But Donald Trump’s victory smashes all that. He is hostile to the Republican establishment. His proposals cut across orthodox partisan lines.
  • LOWRY/Can Democrats quit identity politics?
    For the Democrats, no activity is immune from reflexive accusations of sexism and racism, not even soul-searching.

    The initial postelection debate on the left has brought some tentative breaks with the party’s oppressive and self-limiting identity politics. And they have been met, predictably, with a furious counterattack wielding all of the usual rhetorical weapons of identity politics — lest fresh air penetrate the intellectual and political hothouse where transgender bathroom issues loom incredibly large and it is forbidden to say “all lives matter.”
  • DEC. 4, 1936

    Miss Auline Hiett was elected Circuit Court Clerk of Neshoba county at a special election held Wednesday, Dec. 2 to fill the vacancy caused by the recent death of Mr. W. T. Hiett, her father.
  • Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.                                                                           — Psalm 136:1,26 ESV
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/2nd Timothy 4:1-2
    We have observed in our study through this epistle that Paul is in prison and that he is aware he will be executed. He hopes to see Timothy before he departs this world, but this letter contains his final instructions to Timothy and the church. In verse one he gives Timothy a weighty charge: “In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word…”
  • EDITORIALS/Jack Wilson for Court of Appeals
    There were three qualified candidates running for election in the race for the Mississippi Court of Appeals in our district, — and now two in the run-off this upcoming Tuesday, Nov. 29 — and we still believe incumbent Judge Jack Wilson represents the best in young, conservative leadership and deserves to keep his seat.
  • EDITORIAL/Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving remains one of America’s most untainted holidays.

    The first recorded Thanksgiving was celebrated on Dec. 4, 1619, at Berkeley Hundred, a plantation on the northern banks of the James River about 20 miles upstream from Jamestown, the first permanent settlement of the Colony of Virginia.
  • LOWRY/History strikes back
    President Barack Obama won’t explicitly say that Donald Trump is on the wrong side of history, but surely he believes it.

    The president basically thinks anyone who gets in his way is transgressing the larger forces of history with a capital “H.” In 2008, he declared John McCain “on the wrong side of history right now” (the “right now” was a generous touch — allowing for the possibility that McCain might get right with History at some future date).
  • Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!                                                                                       — Psalm 118:1 ESV
  • NOV. 27, 1936

    Mr. G. W. Mars, widely known merchant of this city, who has been engaged in the mercantile business for the past 44 years, makes announcement of a number of important changes in his business. The changes can best be explained Mr. Mars own statement, which follows in full:
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