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Editorials

02/24/2015 - 2:29pm

That Jim Borsig would get the nod as Mississippi’s higher education commissioner was no big secret.

It became obvious early on — when the board decided to forgo an extensive search — that an insider would be picked to...

02/18/2015 - 3:12pm

Thousands of Mississippi third-graders are going to be flunking this year. That’s a certainty, unless the Legislature and Gov. Phil Bryant delay implementation of the so-called “third-grade gate.”

How many thousands...

02/09/2015 - 4:18pm

The kind words and remembrances about U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee came pouring in Friday from Washington and around Mississippi, from fellow Republicans and Democrats, from legislative colleagues, political allies and even one former campaign...

02/04/2015 - 6:49am

Disclosure should precede rezoning

 

Northsiders are questioning the motives behind developers’ plans to rezone the Colonial Country Club property in Northeast Jackson.

And they’re right to do so....

01/29/2015 - 4:21pm

Sen. Lydia Chassaniol has proposed legalizing a practice that would allow public bodies to more easily hide what they’re up to. She has taken up the cause of the Columbus City Council and the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors, which...

01/22/2015 - 4:24pm

Proponents of a ballot initiative to force the Mississippi Legislature to fully fund public education are in high dudgeon over the effort by Republican lawmakers to confuse things.

What did they expect?

The original ballot...

01/19/2015 - 9:04am
BY THE TIME state and county elections roll around later this year, there won’t be much attention given to the Central District race for the Public Service Commission.
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01/08/2015 - 9:35am

There is a tendency by politicians, when they are having health problems, to try to hide their condition from the public.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was perhaps the most famous for this, as he and his presidential advisers did what they...

12/31/2014 - 11:03am

It’s little wonder that Mississippi’s former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps has been accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks in return for prison contracts.

He certainly had plenty...

12/18/2014 - 11:45am

One easy way to help your neighbor during this Christmas season is to patronize locally owned independent businesses and stores. By shopping locally, you allow these business to thrive and create jobs. This makes the local economy more vibrant...

12/15/2014 - 4:28pm

Airport study done in secret

PROPONENTS OF Madison County’s airport site study say the study was done in secret in order to eliminate “outside influence.”

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12/10/2014 - 3:18pm

PROPONENTS OF Madison County’s airport site study say the study was done in secret in order to eliminate “outside influence.”

Tim Coursey, executive director of the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA...

12/04/2014 - 7:54am

Given the buildup, it is disappointing but hardly surprising that Ferguson, Mo., responded last week in gunfire, arson and looting when prosecutors announced that a grand jury had opted to not indict Darren Wilson.

What is perhaps most...

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...

11/19/2014 - 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...