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Actor-producer-director Mel Brooks strikes a heroic pose in the Roman Empire scene from his film, "History of the World, Part I." (AP Photo)

A wise and virtuous citizenry

If learning is confined to the classroom, the result will be a nation of imbeciles incapable of self-government and the preservation of liberty. That describes the American citizenry today.

In this May 6, 2013 file photo, Attorney General Jim Hood holds a news conference in Jackson, Miss. A federal judge has ruled against Hood in his effort to keep Google from getting its hands on correspondence between Hood and lobbyists for the motion picture industry. It's the latest defeat for Hood in his effort to investigate the Internet search giant, after the same judge wrote a stinging opinion suggesting that Hood was acting in bad faith and sent a lengthy subpoena to Google as retaliation for the company's refusal to buckle under to Hood's objections about what it posts online. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Stop Hollywood's attack on free speech, Internet

A public official is attempting to control what people can search for, stream and distribute online. Shockingly, this assault on individual liberty and online freedom isn't taking place in North Korea, China, Russia, Cuba or Iran. It's happening in Mississippi - right here, in the good ol' U.S. of A.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas on July 11, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Numbers don't lie. Politicians do.

At the end of the day, politics is a numbers game and it is a very simple equation. Who has enough votes to win? Politicians, news agencies and pundits spend a lot of money and time analyzing data to tell everyone before the election who is going to win.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. (Jim Lee/Sioux City Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT **FILE**

Liberal hysteria and the growing populist rebellion

This is a party with its largest state legislative base in history, a majority of the governorships, control of the House and Senate, and more candidates for president than it can get on one stage -- yet there are reasons enough for some columnists to believe it is on the verge of dying. The establishment is beginning to panic and it is going to get worse -- a lot worse.