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Pardon Power

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld two-term Republican Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardons. This quintessential southern good old boy issued 203 of them in January on his last day in office,…

Off The Record

This Week: Sprinkle's parole; Paying for Bassler; Bath salts gone way, way wrong; and much more…

Valley People

THE PTA EMBEZZLEMENT CASE remains under investigation. Prevalent rumors in rumor-rich Anderson Valley say it’s over, that no money is missing, but as of Tuesday morning the Sheriff’s Department was…

Letters To The Editor

TRIVIALEDAD PRIZE Editor, Winner of the Times trivialedad contest: 1st Prize: 36 hours in Birmingham; 2nd prize: 72 hours in Birmingham. If there is only one icon it is: Barbie…

Goodbye To Afghanistan

The day after the Florida primary, when all eyes were fixed in astonishment on the victorious Gov. Romney expressing his indifference to the sufferings of the poor, the Defense Secretary,…

Goodbye, Gingrich?

Sick with disappointment that I missed the Tin-Tin movie showing in Eureka, I had to settle for Obama’s State of the Union and Thursday’s Republican debate in Jacksonville. Await a…

Goodbye To 2011, Year Of The Rabbit

January 5 — Torture is now solidly installed in America’s repressive arsenal, not in the shadows where it has always lurked, but up front and central, vigorously applauded by prominent…

Obama Rebirthed As TR

When in doubt, wheel on Teddy Roosevelt. It’s in every Democratic president’s playbook. TR was presi­dent from 1901 to 1909. He was manly, ranching in North Dakota, exploring the Amazon…

Strange Bongfellows

Newt’s back! Well, he is as of this moment, but perhaps not for long. This week’s Republican frontrunner at least outshines all the other erstwhile candidates in terms of intellectual…

Jobless In Wonderland

Finding a job is hard enough for the many millions of unemployed American workers. But, believe it or not, the fact that they are jobless keeps many employers from hiring…

Letters To The Editor

OCCUPY OBAMA Editor, The Occupy Wall Street protest movement that emerged this summer in New York City as a public rebuke of corporate greed, fat-cat government bailouts, and the decimation…

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