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Editorials

11/27/2014 - 7:39am

Here’s an easy, no-cost solution to improving the quality of life in Jackson: expand the city ordinance allowing public access gates.

No doubt whoever is elected on December 2 (or in the December 16 runoff) to the Jackson City...

11/26/2014 - 6:31pm

HERE'S AN EASY, no-cost solution to improving the quality of life in Jackson: expand the city ordinance allowing public access gates.

No doubt whoever is elected on December 2 (or in the December 16 runoff) to the Jackson City...

11/19/2014 - 7:06am

Most of the reaction to Chris Epps’ indictment last week on corruption charges has been that of disbelief.

The three Mississippi governors who made him the longest-serving corrections commissioner in the country, as well as most...

11/14/2014 - 7:03am

Following midterm elections that are putting Republicans in control of Congress, it’s certain that the GOP leadership is going to intensify its efforts to scale back Obamacare.

Whether it will get very far is doubtful. President...

11/05/2014 - 4:41pm

THE LOST RABBIT Public Improvement District (PID) failed, partly because the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved it without checking for signatures.

Now, to fix the mess...

11/04/2014 - 11:55am

Supervisors’ bets not paying off

The Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District (PID) failed, partly because the Madison County Board of Supervisors approved it without checking for signatures.

...

10/28/2014 - 10:17am

The reason many Americans distrust the government is because it can do some of the craziest things — sometimes so crazy that its own divisions can’t understand the reasoning.

So it is with the revelation this week, turned...

10/24/2014 - 3:29pm

Data released Friday by the Mississippi Department of Education reiterate the need for Mississippi to mandate pre-kindergarten. Two-thirds of the public school kindergarten students tested failed to measure up. The benchmark for readiness on a...

10/17/2014 - 5:29am

With temperatures cooling and hunting seasons picking up, remember to watch out for deer along the roadsides.

According to data compiled by State Farm insurance agency, Mississippi is in the Top 10 when it comes to vehicle-deer...

10/07/2014 - 10:43am

One of the bedrock reforms that has brought some reasonableness to Mississippi’s civil justice system has survived its latest threat.

The state Supreme Court, which had been asked to decide whether it was constitutional to put a...

10/02/2014 - 2:04pm

Drunken driving is an issue of significant public concern. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 30 people in the United States die every day in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver,...

09/28/2014 - 7:38am

 

Allow exportation of oil

 

With American production of crude oil rising rapidly, a number of analysts say the country could help the economy by lifting...

09/16/2014 - 8:33am

A Natchez internal medicine physician will embark on what amounts to a radical experiment next year. He will no longer accept payments from government or private insurance companies. Instead his patients must pay by cash, check or credit card...

09/16/2014 - 8:31am

Ole Miss, in the past, often has ranked in the top five “party schools” whether it deserves the reputation or not. The institution, to our knowledge, never has been criticized for being an overly religious place — at least not...

09/10/2014 - 6:31am

The law of unintended consequences

The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering a case out of Alabama that could have implications for Mississippi and other states where a trade-off between black and...

09/04/2014 - 12:52pm

JPS won’t have a prayer

 

Political correctness has forced God out of yet another venue within Jackson Public Schools. This time it’s the district’s...

08/31/2014 - 10:22am

Former governors have a right to make a living, but there’s much that doesn’t feel right about Ronnie Musgrove’s effort to profit off of Mississippi’s repeated inability to live up to an education funding formula he...

08/13/2014 - 10:03am

The Southern Co. was dealt a huge — and deserved — blow this week when Mississippi’s Public Service Commission voted unanimously to delay prudency hearings on the controversial “clean coal” plant the utility giant...

08/05/2014 - 2:11pm

Ron Dickey didn’t have much of a chance to begin with at unseating incumbent Alan Nunnelee in Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District.

But the Democratic challenger has torpedoed his own campaign by apparently puffing up...

08/05/2014 - 2:09pm

The torturous election fight between U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Tea-Party challenger Chris McDaniel has suddenly gotten more complicated.

According to an attorney for the Mississippi Republican Party, crossover voting - the key point...

07/30/2014 - 8:02am

It has been a rough couple of summers for the legacy of Haley Barbour’s eight years as Mississippi governor.

There is the ongoing drama of Chris McDaniel’s allegation that Barbour and other influential supporters of Sen....

07/22/2014 - 12:46pm

There are many factors that can spell the difference between success in school and failure.

Some of these you can’t realistically control. The education level and economic condition of the parents, for example. Or the stability...

07/22/2014 - 12:41pm

PIDs, URDs, TIFs – Madison County is mired in three-letter words. 

Suffice it to say, PIDs issue bonds for infrastructure, and the local government might have to “step in and help” if...

07/15/2014 - 12:45pm

It has been a rough couple of summers for the legacy of Haley Barbour’s eight years as Mississippi governor.

There is the ongoing drama of Chris McDaniel’s allegation that Barbour and other influential supporters of Sen....

07/11/2014 - 3:27pm

One of the dirty little practices of American politics is passing around cash during elections, especially in minority and low-income communities.

From contests for president to those for county supervisors, so-called grassroots...