To a candidate, selecting a running mate is almost always about trying to win the election. Ordinarily, of course, the campaign that candidates are trying to win is the one for the presidency, not just their party's nomination to be a candidate for that office.
In light of the Biloxi City Council's opposition to the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act (HB 1523), I wonder if people realize just how basic protecting conscience rights is to our system of constitutionally limited government.
The nation is learning the Coast has some excellent schools. We hope the rest of the state is taking note, too, because Mississippi's struggling schools could learn a lot from Pass Christian and Ocean Springs high schools.
I fully support House Bill 1523 and applaud Gov. Bryant and the legislators that were brave enough to back it. It is a bill designed to protect the rights of Christians from the militant sect of the LGBT.
Last week, China announced that it plans to land a rover on Mars by 2020. The Russian Federal Space Agency is working with the European Space Agency. Every major power in the world has some form of interest in Mars. Like 1961, when Russia first rocketed Yuri Gagarin into orbit and the U.S. was afraid that Russians would beat us with the first actual man on the Moon, the race is on.