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November 14, 2012

Leading up to the election, and even after, the opposition to common-sense voter protection laws has increased. The argument, however, has not been framed around a problem with the policy; rather, the focus has been on trying to explain that such legislation is not necessary.
I often hear opponents to voter identification laws claim that such laws are unnecessary because voter fraud does not exist. Their basis for this claim is that few cases of voter fraud have been proven and prosecuted.

November 12, 2012

The tone of the “political” get-together on campus Tuesday night was far too serious for my taste — we all should have been dancing.

November 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

 
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead.

July 24, 2012

This past Friday morning, thousands of Americans across the world woke up to the horrific news that twelve people—many of them children—had been murdered in a mass-shooting at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colo.
The Century 16 Theatre in the Denver suburb had three separate auditoriums full to the brim for the midnight premiere of the final installment of the Batman trilogy, “The Dark Night Rises.” According to reports, 24 year-old James Holmes entered the facility armed with a AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a .40-caliber handgun.

July 23, 2012

First and foremost, my heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the victims of the theater shooting in Colorado.
Now, some backstory: the first movie I ever wrote a review for was “The Dark Knight,” back in 2008. Positive response to that review lead to me writing more and two years I'm still here, writing reviews for The Daily Mississippian and for your enjoyment (?). So you have Christopher Nolan to blame for having to read my dreck on a semi-weekly basis.

First and foremost, my heart goes out to the families and loved ones of the victims of the theater shooting in Colorado.
Now, some backstory: the first movie I ever wrote a review for was “The Dark Knight,” back in 2008. Positive response to that review lead to me writing more and two years I'm still here, writing reviews for The Daily Mississippian and for your enjoyment (?). So you have Christopher Nolan to blame for having to read my dreck on a semi-weekly basis.

July 10, 2012

 

After being drafted fifth overall by the Cleveland Indians in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, Drew Pomeranz made only 18 starts for the organization before being shipped to the Colorado Rockies in a trade that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to the Indians. 

 

July 10, 2012

 

After being drafted fifth overall by the Cleveland Indians in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, Drew Pomeranz made only 18 starts for the organization before being shipped to the Colorado Rockies in a trade that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to the Indians. 

 

June 12, 2012

After debuting for the Colorado Rockies in 2007, Seth Smith carved out a role for himself as a useful bench player and then occasional starter.  The Rockies drafted him in the second round of the 2004 MLB draft.

 
After debuting for the Colorado Rockies in 2007, Seth Smith carved out a role for himself as a useful bench player and then occasional starter.  The Rockies drafted him in the second round of the 2004 MLB draft.
Thanks to an off-season trade after the 2011 campaign, Smith has a new home in Oakland, and has become more of a full-time player for a struggling Athletics team. 
So far in 2012, Smith has started 44 of 54 games for the Athletics, who sport a record of 26-35, nine games back of division leading Texas. 

March 20, 2012

The Ole Miss softball team (13-12) wrapped up an 11-game, 14-day road swing this past weekend against No. 1 Alabama (25-0, 6-0 SEC) in Tuscaloosa. The Rebels return to the friendly confines of the Ole Miss Softball Complex to host Central Arkansas (22-10) tonight at 6 p.m. 

 

The Ole Miss softball team (13-12) wrapped up an 11-game, 14-day road swing this past weekend against No. 1 Alabama (25-0, 6-0 SEC) in Tuscaloosa. The Rebels return to the friendly confines of the Ole Miss Softball Complex to host Central Arkansas (22-10) tonight at 6 p.m. 

February 13, 2012

 

In the Feb. 9 edition of The Daily Mississippian, Benjamin Lowery, a graduate English instructor, criticized my analysis of the Republican primary. Specifically, he took issue with my suggestion that candidates should lighten up on the negative campaigning and consider suspending their campaigns to unite around a single, solid conservative. More precisely, I was referring to Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and I’m glad Mr. Lowery has given me the opportunity to articulate why Santorum is a deplorable choice for the GOP.

 

In the Feb. 9 edition of The Daily Mississippian, Benjamin Lowery, a graduate English instructor, criticized my analysis of the Republican primary. Specifically, he took issue with my suggestion that candidates should lighten up on the negative campaigning and consider suspending their campaigns to unite around a single, solid conservative. More precisely, I was referring to Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), and I’m glad Mr. Lowery has given me the opportunity to articulate why Santorum is a deplorable choice for the GOP.

November 9, 2011

Mississippians on Tuesday rejected the initiative aimed at defining a human life as beginning at conception.

 

Mississippians on Tuesday rejected the initiative aimed at defining a human life as beginning at conception.

Strong opinions were expressed concerning Initiative 26 after the results were announced, with many people upset and others relieved.

November 6, 2011

The SEC released a statement saying the conference’s presidents and chancellors unanimously agreed to welcome Missouri into the league effective July 1, 2012.

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After weeks of waiting, Missouri’s move to the Southeastern Conference became official on Sunday.

The SEC released a statement saying the conference’s presidents and chancellors unanimously agreed to welcome Missouri into the league effective July 1, 2012.

November 6, 2011

What are the consequences of Initiative 26? 

 

Wherever I am today, I’m stoked to be here discussing crowd-pleasing topics like unplanned pregnancies, abortion and rape.

I haven’t been left with a line to cross here; I’ve seen a dead fetus plastered on a van drive by me on campus this year — it’s all out in the open now.

I’m not associated with Personhood USA, the Colorado-based group proposing Initiative 26 be passed here in Mississippi, or any other sect labeling itself “pro-life,” nor am I associated with any pro-choice sect. 

October 16, 2011

 

OXFORD –– Colorado Rockies pitcher Drew Pomeranz was arrested early Friday morning, accused of disturbing the peace in Oxford.

Oxford police arrested Pomeranz at 1:25 a.m., and he was released on a cash bond at 4:40 a.m. Pomeranz was listed in jail documents by his first name Thomas.

The Rockies issued a statement Friday afternoon, saying they were aware of the “unfortunate incident” involving Pomeranz. It also said: 

October 10, 2011

TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.

October 9, 2011

 

Following a 4-hour meeting behind closed doors this past Tuesday, chairman Warren Erdman announced to the press that the board of curators at the University of Missouri had authorized Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton to explore the idea of leaving the Big 12.

“The board of curators delegates to Chancellor Deaton the authority to take any and all actions necessary to fully explore options for conference affiliation and contracts related thereto which best serve the University of Missouri,” Erdman said Tuesday.

October 3, 2011

Chris Coghlan – Outfielder – Florida Marlins

Coghlan missed the entire second half of the season with a torn meniscus in his left knee. The knee gave him trouble all season as he only hit .230 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 65 games this season. When healthy, he was a regular contributor to Baseball Tonight’s “Web Gems” and Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays.

Zack Cozart – Shortstop – Cincinnati Reds

September 21, 2011

The past month and a half for former Ole Miss standout pitcher Drew Pomeranz has been hectic, to say the least. Despite the added stress, he made his major league debut in professional baseball.

Pomeranz, who was drafted in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft as the fifth overall pick by the Cleveland Indians, spent most of the 2011 season in the Indians’ minor league system.

However, a mid-season trade changed everything for the Collierville, Tenn., native.

September 19, 2011

 

Since the Pill hit the U.S. market in 1960, millions of women have been prescribed this method of birth control, and more than 12 million American women are currently taking it. 

These women are both young and old, single and married. Though they may be from different backgrounds, every woman who has taken the Pill has one thing in common: She is taking a rational and responsible approach to her sexual health and family planning.

July 26, 2011

 

The hot topic heading into the Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas this week was the University of Texas’ Longhorn Network and what could possibly become of the conference itself. And it didn’t take long to surface.

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman was first to address the media Monday morning and his response to the burning debate seemed to be a repeating one.

July 6, 2011

July marks the midway point of the 2011 baseball season for many former Rebels that are making their name in the professional ranks. The Daily Mississippian’s David Collier will give an update on how our former Rebels are doing so far this season.

Alex Presley – Pittsburgh Pirates – Left Fielder

After leading Triple-A in hits, the Pirates called up Presley last Tuesday to hit in the leadoff spot as the designated hitter during an interleague road trip. In his first game, Presley went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Presley impressed the coaches so much that he has played in every game since. He is currently batting .324 with one home run and six RBI in 37 at-bats.

Lance Lynn – St. Louis Cardinals – Pitcher

July 1, 2011

 

New York became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. It joins Connecticut, Iowa, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont in issuing same-sex licenses. Marriage is a right that should be given to all persons: straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual or otherwise.

June 21, 2011

 

Over his collegiate career at Ole Miss, former baseball standout Stephen Head helped lead the Rebels both at the plate and on the mound, but after spending six years in the minor league system as a position player, Head decided it was time for a change.

This season, he started from scratch as he now focuses solely on pitching.

June 17, 2011

 

After playing baseball since he was a kid, former Ole Miss baseball standout and football backup quarterback, Seth Smith, is feeling settled in his new home with the Colorado Rockies.