A degree of turmoil following November’s contentious elections was expected. The extent of the unrest surpassed anything fathomed, culminating in a full-fledged attack on the U.S. Capitol. Distrust and antipathy toward “the other side” is at an all-time high.

Do you ever talk to yourself? Does everyone talk to themselves? Do tough times make our negative chatter worse? Elizabeth Bernstein, a writer for The Wall Street Journal, recently asked these questions of experimental psychologist Ethan Kross, who has written a book about self-talk called “…

In preparation for Election Day, Manhattan businesses boarded up in case violence erupted if Donald Trump won reelection. They had seen or already experienced destruction during the summer, when George Floyd's and other Black people's death at the hands -- or knees -- of police officers set…

STARKVILLE — No real surprise that Mississippi Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton, voted to certify the nation’s electoral vote. By that act of Congress, the Democratic lawmaker’s party returned to power in the executive branch of the U.S. government in the form of Presiden…

This month, 2,070 years ago, a provoked Julius Caesar marched his army across the border (the Rubicon River) and invaded Rome itself.

When I open my calendar to the New Year, nothing magical will happen, my problems will not have disappeared. But because it’s a new year, it’s like I have another chance to begin again. I’m actually writing the story of my life, not for a book that someone will read, but hour by hour, day b…

In my lifetime there has never been an unsettling year like 2020 therefore it is fitting that a calming, beautiful display of what I think is a hope for better things was seen in the south western sky last week.

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If Democrat Mike Espy catches lightning in a bottle in November, he could make history as the first Black Mississippian elected to the U.S. Senate in the modern era. If he does not, his campaign could at least serve as a primer for future statewide candidates.

Starved for sports content, ESPN’s 10-part documentary “The Last Dance” couldn’t have come at a better time, and it certainly helps that the miniseries has met or exceeded expectations four episodes in.

If y’all could use something lighthearted like me, then hopefully this week’s column will provide just that as we further adjust to life with no sports, no school, no church, no concerts and no rush-hour traffic.

Sometimes baseball stays constant to a fault. It took way too long for instant replay to make its way to America’s pastime, and the sport has been slow to make peace with the idea of players showing emotions after a big hit or strikeout.

The Meridian Star is again asking your help to identify people who do good work in the community and to nomintate them for recognition as Citizen of the Year or as an Unsung Hero to be featured in our Proile editions.

Not too long ago I came across a segment by HBO late-night host John Oliver titled “How Is This Still A Thing?” The subject was Daylight Saving Time, in which Oliver dispelled a common myth about the practice of springing our clocks forward in March and how it’s ridiculous we’re still doing it.

Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a state could require nonmembers of a public employee union to pay an “agency fee,” otherwise known as costs of collective bargaining, for their representation by the union.

CHICAGO — Almost every year since 1988, I have made a late-May journey up here to attend the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show. It is a massive gathering that brings together every component of the food-service industry under one roof. It’s a yearly kid-in-a-candy-shop mom…

Republican efforts to impose strict work requirements on recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as part of the new farm bill were temporarily thwarted Friday when the House rejected the multiyear legislation in an unrelated dispute over immigration.

Testing will begin later this month on drinking-water wells in areas of Kemper County surrounding Naval Air Station Meridian’s Joe Williams Field. Officials with the U.S. Navy will conduct the testing.

President Trump's performance at the G-20 summit in Germany produced a wave of commentary claiming the United States has abdicated its role as world leader.

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