There are too many tests. The tests aren’t a fair gauge of students, their teachers or their schools. The tests are racially biased. Some children just don’t test well.
Here’s some disappointing news from the American College of Gastroenterology: 15 million people experience heartburn, or acid indigestion, every day. The condition affects up to 60 million Americans every month, or almost 1 in every 5 of us.
For anybody who remembers the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing; or who is interested in the way law enforcement and the news media work during a crisis; or who simply likes the films of director Clint Eastwood, the new movie “Richard Jewell” ought to be worth a look.
The Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives seem determined to fast-track the impeachment of President Donald Trump, even while they know that, as it now stands, they are unlikely to get any Republican votes in their chamber nor secure a conviction in the Republican-controlle…
Honduran authorities say a television journalist was shot to death late last month shortly after leaving his station. Security spokesman Jair Meza Barahona says that José Arita was killed after leaving Channel 12 in the north coast city of Puerto Cortes. The initial investigation suggests th…
The 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Association of American Medical Colleges has released a new report of Mississippi's physician workforce. The gloomy report shows Mississippi to be 50th in the nation in active patient care physicians per capita. The report also shows 34 percent of the existing active care physicians in M…
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has got to be kidding himself if he thinks it’s a good idea for families to take more money out of their retirement savings to pay for college tuition.
Other than barely losing a game to its in-state rival, what changed to make Ole Miss athletics director Keith Carter so quickly lose his supposed confidence in Matt Luke?
The four-day Thanksgiving weekend may not be the best time to point this out. But a study looking at six decades of data in the United States reports that overall life expectancy has declined in each of the past three years.
Because so much of retail spending occurs during the Christmas shopping season, this is the time to remind people to try to do as much of their holiday gift buying as they can with their hometown merchants.
Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Randolph is on a campaign to secure more funding for the state’s drug courts, which he says have shown outstanding success in addressing one of society’s most vexing problems.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has an excellent record of preserving the state’s history. But in considering a closed Jackson motel for a historic landmark designation, the agency is missing the mark.
Every county in Mississippi saw its average income per person increase in 2018, according to recently released federal data. At first glance, that’s further indication of a state economy that is slowly building steam following what has been a long recovery from the Great Recession.
Although most of the attention in Washington these days regarding Donald Trump has to do with the possibility of his impeachment over allegedly bribing Ukraine to investigate a political rival, there’s another battle involving the Republican president that’s worthy of note.
There are indeed some professions — such as plumber, carpenter, electrician, maybe computer programmer — in which you don’t need to go to college to earn a good living.
We’ve heard the expression that even if you leave the Delta, you can’t wash the mud completely off of you — meaning, that there is something about this beguiling region that becomes part of who you are and does not shake loose, no matter where you go.
Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns deserved the season-ending suspension he received for conking Mason Rudolph on the head with the Pittsburgh quarterback’s own helmet near the end of their game last week.
Without intending to be cruel to a woman who killed two doctors in a 2009 Jackson car crash, Gov. Phil Bryant should, in the final few weeks of office, stick to his policy of not granting pardons.
If TV ratings are to be believed, the impeachment hearings about President Trump have not captured as much of the public’s attention as the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings did last year.
Michael Watson’s signature campaign idea of moving driver’s license services from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety to the Secretary of State’s Office should be shelved, if not by him, then by the Legislature.
Social media company Twitter last week announced it would stop accepting all political advertising. It is a decision that perfectly illustrates how far internet companies are willing to go to avoid any responsibility for the information they present.
Since last week’s elections, when Republicans swept all eight statewide seats and added to their supermajorities in the Legislature, some prominent Mississippi Democrats have been musing aloud about what the party can or should do to become more competitive in the state.
Americans are right to worry about the global threats posed by adversaries such as Russia and China. But if columnist George Will is correct, serious problems loom for both countries, and all we have to do is wait them out.
The Nov. 5 elections showed without doubt that Republicans have complete sway over Mississippi politics. Voters mostly voted straight down party lines with little regard to the particular candidate’s ideas or qualifications. Each candidate for statewide office got roughly the same 60 percent…
It’s obvious that the Commonwealth has been no great fan of Tate Reeves, not just during this year’s gubernatorial election but during most of his eight years as Mississippi’s second-in-command.
One of the enduring political debates in recent decades has been whether the nation would be better served if term limits were imposed on members of Congress as they are on the president.
Congratulations to all the candidates who won in Tuesday’s elections. Voters chose to return many of the incumbents to their job. And in the cases where someone has been elected for the first time, they should be prepared for a crash course on the responsibilities of their new position.
The major storylines in Tuesday’s election for attorney general in Mississippi are whether Republicans will claim that office for the first time since Reconstruction, and whether a woman will hold it for the first time ever.
Mississippi’s office of state treasurer is a nuts-and-bolts job. As with several other offices in this state, it would be better suited to fill by appointment than election.
It’s not surprising that both candidates for transportation commissioner in Mississippi’s Northern District are calling for better roads and bridges, and saying they will be a watchdog to be sure the northern third of the state gets its fair share of funding.
This past weekend in Tallahatchie County, a group of people gathered for the placement of yet another historical marker at the location where historians believe Emmett Till’s body was found in the Tallahatchie River.
U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst has pledged to vigorously prosecute any companies that knowingly hired illegal immigrants at the seven Mississippi poultry plants raided in August.
As the Clarion Ledger keeps digging into a previously little-known practice used by influential Mississippi legislators to direct money to pet causes or pet state agencies, it keeps finding surprises.
A Jackson CPA has offered a novel idea about resolving the Mississippi flag issue. Rather than having a divisive fight over the current flag, with its Confederate symbol, and a new one, let’s have them both, says Sherry Mosely.
It’s a good thing the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union regarding the use of roadblocks. A protracted lawsuit would have cost a lot of money with little certainty of winning.
It’s been a rough few weeks for President Donald Trump. His weapons-for-dirt efforts in Ukraine resulted in the opening of an impeachment inquiry, and his abandonment of the Kurds — they may not have won World War II, but they did beat back the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East — prompted a…