If you’re interested about the moon, this is your month to watch television. Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and many TV channels are full of programs about the event.
Although the bidding wars for the Amazon headquarters attracted great attention due to its sheer size, hundreds of smaller, secret subsidy auctions take place throughout the country every year. Incentives for such deals are embedded in the tax code in every state. Together, these sums have b…
The Sierra Club’s Louie Miller is praising the Mississippi Public Service Commission for extending for three years an additional 2.5 cents “adder” for lower income utility customers who install solar panels. The adder will allow customers to sell electricity back to the grid for a total of 4…
Dick Hall, who is retiring from the Mississippi Transportation Commission, recently made a strong case to a Jackson civic club for increasing Mississippi’s fuel tax. It’s a position the Republican, who previously served in the Legislature, has long taken. It’s a position we fully support.
A hallmark of the Trump administration has been to roll back government regulations, not just those imposed during the administration of Barack Obama but also some that long preceded the nation’s previous president.
The healthy state of the U.S. economy should significantly strengthen Donald Trump’s chances of being re-elected next year, if the expansion holds for another 12 months.
Dizzy Dean, the talented and entertaining baseball pitcher, once made a wise observation: “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up.” That sums up the U.S. women’s soccer team’s march to its second straight World Cup title.
In a Fourth of July spectacle in Washington that blurred the lines between patriotic celebration and political preening, President Donald Trump thankfully steered clear of turning his speech on the Washington Mall Thursday into a brazen re-election pitch.
Federal budget hawks, meaning anybody who thinks the government ought to try to live on the revenue it brings in each year instead of continuing to run up a deficit, are a truly endangered species in Washington these days.
Donald Trump won the presidency running on the slogan “Make America Great Again.” Independence Day, which this nation celebrates Thursday, is a good time to remember that this country has been pretty great for a long time.
This is not a huge issue, but when the Greenwood City Council is considering some easy things it could do, one of them would be to rename the park where last week’s Stars & Stripes celebration was held.
As Democrats hoping to oust Donald Trump next year begin the process of weeding out their field of 20 hopefuls, many of the candidates seem bent on promising the electorate the moon.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves maintains Mississippi’s graduation rate has risen to the national average over the past five years because the state has held students to higher standards.
If District Attorney Doug Evans bows out, as he should, from prosecuting accused killer Curtis Flowers for the seventh time, the most likely office to pick the case up would be Attorney General Jim Hood’s.
Following a stinging but anticipated rebuke last week from the U.S. Supreme Court on his handling of the prosecution of Curtis Flowers, District Attorney Doug Evans has not said whether he will try to prosecute Flowers a seventh time for the Tardy Furniture murders.
America’s criminal justice system is doing the right thing by steering more people convicted of narcotics offenses away from prison and into alternative programs such as rehab and drug court. But there are always exceptions to this, and a big one is being debated right now in Washington, D.C.
Attorney General Jim Hood says a lawsuit to block the merger of America’s third- and fourth-largest phone companies is about making sure Mississippians have low-cost mobile service.
Despite the criticism of the Electoral College that arises every time there is a close presidential election, it has a legitimate purpose: to keep huge population centers from dictating who holds the White House.
Few sports fans had heard of Gary Woodland until this weekend, when the 35-year-old pro golfer took the lead during the second round of the U.S. Open and held onto it over the weekend.
The bipartisan sentiment building up in Washington against social media giants Facebook and Google suggests that in the not-too-distant future, changes will be forced on them to reduce their monopolies, curb their snooping and better police the content they distribute.
The Florida philanthropist who became persona non grata at the University of Alabama after his call for a boycott of the school made a good point as his name was being chiseled off of the university’s law school last week.
Mike Kent, who has for months been steering the Greenwood Leflore Consolidated School Board through merging two school districts, made a telling remark Monday when he spoke to the Leflore County Board of Supervisors.
It would have been awesome if both Mississippi State and Ole Miss had advanced to the College World Series in baseball, but having MSU make it for the second year in a row is still mighty special.
Plenty of people have been paying attention to the TV game show “Jeopardy” in recent weeks, where a professional sports gambler had been on a 32-match winning streak until he lost on the show that was broadcast Monday.
A Mississippi Department of Education official who is advising the school board in charge of consolidating the Greenwood and Leflore County districts called the loss of students in the public schools countywide “staggering.”
Running laboratory elementary schools at Mississippi colleges and universities is a perfectly fine idea, particularly at institutions that have teacher education programs.
The most interesting part of the 2020 presidential primaries will be watching the Democratic Party figure out which way it will go — to the extreme left with Medicaid for All and the Green New Deal; or closer to the middle in an effort to attract support from some of the voters who switched …
When Mitch McConnell blocked Barack Obama’s nomination in 2016 of Merrick Garland for an opening on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Senate majority leader pretended he was doing so on a nonpartisan principle.
During this year’s dramatic surge in measles, much of the attention has been on parents who invoke religious or philosophical exemptions to keep their children from being vaccinated.
Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams, when asked about annexation this past week, said that rather than going through the cost and possible fight of taking in areas that are already developed, she would rather the city annex undeveloped land and hope that it would become the location for future h…
Here’s a good question to explore: A week ago the Morehouse College commencement speaker promised to pay off all of the Class of 2019’s student loans. Was this fair to the families who made the necessary sacrifices to make sure their children graduated from that same Morehouse College without debt?
Even if U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves were sympathetic to the pro-life movement, which he doesn’t appear to be, he would still have had no choice. Unless he wanted to be a renegade jurist, he had to reject last week Mississippi’s effort to outlaw abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
If state Rep. Doug McLeod, R-Lucedale, punched his wife in the face, as charged, he might as well start drawing up his resignation papers from the Mississippi Legislature. Even though he is unopposed for election this year, there is no way he is going to politically survive this.
It would be interesting to know more of the back story that led some Mississippi lawmakers to spend $300,000 a year for five years of the taxpayers’ money so that Weight Watchers could help the state’s more portly educators slim down.