It's a political year and I was happy to see all the major politicians show up at the Mississippi Press Convention in Biloxi.
When my son Lawrence was about 13, he had a T-shirt with the words "I make it look easy" printed on it.
That's the way I feel about gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves. He makes it look easy.
Billions of dollars in local and state bonds are being issued without competitive bidding. Many of the leading state experts in Mississippi bidding laws are wondering why. It used to not be this way.
There's no telling how much taxpayer money is being left on the table. It's probably in the millions of dollars.
This time last year I wrote about taking my wife and two teenage girls to the Memphis in May music festival. Ginny and I were about the oldest people there. I predicted that would be my last music festival. But I was wrong.
The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) just released a scathing report on Alabama's prisons. The same could be said of Mississippi's prisons.
The legislature has just passed another bill designed to tackle Mississippi's sky-high incarceration rate.
With state Elections coming up, one of the hottest issues is expansion of Medicaid
It's not often I am completely blown away by something I didn't know about, but that's exactly what happened when I spent an afternoon with leaders of Canopy Children's Solutions.
The legislature is in session and big money is on the line - $21 billion. This represents 18.3 percent of Mississippi's total GDP of $115 billion.
Like lobsters in the slowly heating pot, Americans are getting cooked without even knowing it. In exchange for free apps on our phones, we are giving up every smidgen of our privacy.
The Trump organization withdrew from a project to build a luxury hotel complex in Cleveland, Miss., but the local partner, Chawla Hotels, is full steam ahead on the 18-acre $20 million venture.
C Spire is spearheading a public-private partnership to build a beautiful 200-room resort and 1,000-seat conference center on a beautiful spring fed lake in southwest Mississippi.
Count me as one of the few people who believe the United States, and many other developed countries, have a good, balanced way of governing.
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.
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