A prime talking point for legislative advocates of charter schools this year is "local control."
Don't blame the college kids. The snowflakes among them weren't born to feel privileged, entitled or in need of shelter from diverse ideas and opinions.
A timid attempt was made last year to keep elected officials from spending your money to tell you what a great job they're doing. It didn't get far. A small band of lawmakers is trying again. The situation looks better.
Lobbyists have been around as long as there have been lawmaking bodies. Once they were seeking favorable rules and regulations for the private economy. Today, more and more, lobbyists are seeking customers.
What are you willing to look past to get what you want?
Jolly Rancher-flavored Pop Tarts. The very thought is disgusting. Kind of like crushed peppermint on scrambled eggs.
For the second time, the extreme political right overplayed its hand and delivered a Republican U.S. Senate seat to Democrats.
My, my, my. Such language.
Granted, having Donald Trump at the opening of a civil rights museum was akin to asking Jeff Davis to deliver the eulogy for Abraham Lincoln, but the reaction! And the variety! To some degree, it illustrates why few sane and sober people seek public office.
When a patient shows up with an ailment, a doctor is sometimes able to cure the ailment. At other times, the doctor is limited to treating the symptoms resulting from the ailment. Doctors know the difference.
Take a broken arm as an example. A doctor can reposition the bones in proper alignment and let nature take its healing course. That fixes the ailment.
All the king's horses and all the king's men have had their first meeting. Their challenge is to put the Jackson Public Schools back together again.
Imagine a timber crew idling around their pickups in the moist, early-morning silence of a pine forest, waiting for their workday to begin.
There is one Mississippi, but many, many stories. That's not only the theme, but also the challenge for curators who developed displays in the conjoined Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
It's one of the most famous movies ever, with many memorable lines.
The time has come to say farewell to Curlie L. Whiten Sr., who died last week at 94.
A friend well-schooled in all things biblical said not long ago, "Social media may not be able to make the blind see, but it certainly allows the dumb to speak."
During the hurricanes early this month, the Mississippi Supreme Court quietly struck a blow to ratify people-power in city halls and courthouses around the state.
Summer was a happy time in the Mississippi Delta for 12-year-old Simeon Wright. It only became happier when Wright and his brothers were told a cousin, Bobo, would be visiting from Chicago.
People opposed to changing Mississippi's flag are standing on at least five false premises.
Next year's U.S. Senate election in Mississippi may double as a referendum on the state flag.
There are certain certainties we accept: death and taxes.
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