Criminal justice is probably the most fundamental responsibility of government. It's no easy task.
There is a trend, both nationwide and statewide, to reduce incarceration levels, which are the highest, by far, in the world.
We humans like to worry. It's in our nature.
On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we buried my step father-in-law.
I LOVE writing my annual Thanksgiving column. As an American living in the 21st century, there is an overwhelming amount to be thankful for.
Two more states voted to legalize marijuana in the recent mid-term elections. Ten states now allow recreational marijuana. Thirty states allow medical marijuana. The latest polls show 66 percent of American adults now favor legalization.
Here's some free advice: Be careful what you post on social media platforms. When you post, it can go all over the world and last forever. That's one very scary aspect to the Internet.
When a Tiny backwater state agency published a public notice in the newspaper that it planned on issuing up to $895 million in state debt, it raised some eyebrows.
We are living in the midst of extraordinary human progress - the greatest progress in the history of humanity. And we're just getting started.
One of the most disturbing statistics for our country is the sky-high incarceration rate. America has by far the highest incarceration rates in the world.
Like buzzards picking the dead meat off a carcass, the salvage dealers are having a hey day carving up the defunct Kemper lignite gasification plant.
Our nation is going through a period of record low unemployment rates. Unemployment in July was 3.9 percent nationwide and 4.8 percent in Mississippi.
August 2 is my birthday. The big 60 is finally here. Old age awaits.
Since the Republicans replaced the Democrats as the dominant party in Mississippi a lot has changed in our state. The Republicans have been good at cutting but not so good at governing.
Thomas Jefferson said, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
Mississippi is the fourth most rural state in America. Only Maine, West Virginia and Vermont are more so.
It's one thing to talk theoretically about the impact of a trade war. It's another thing to be caught in the crossfire.
The primary for Mississippi's Third Congressional District will be held Tuesday June 5. It's a hotly contested race, typical of Congressional open seats, now that nine-year incumbent Greg Harper decided not to run.
Every Time I go to a music festival, I figure it's my last one, but somehow I ended up at the Memphis in May music festival two weeks ago.
Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Mississippi lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.
Mississippi Spends about $350 million dollars a year on prescription drugs through its Medicaid program.
Unfortunately, a huge percentage of that money is wasted because the drugs don't work.
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