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JACK WEATHERLY: Key’s Mississippi memoir is a comic triumph

We gathered atop Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas four summers ago looking for something very important, something vital to each of us. Our voices. We were not in a yodeling contest, though no doubt some of that was going on. This was about writing. We had been chosen for the Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers. That “ambitious” part struck ...

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DAVID DALLAS: The Bible belongs to Mississippi

Mark Twain once remarked that if Jesus were to come back the last thing he would be is a Christian. No doubt, Twain was commenting on the hypocrisy he saw in the Christian community of his time. If only Twain were alive today. He would surely relish in the joyful, loving and Christ-like behavior of Mississippians, particularly those we elect ...

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