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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…

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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…

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Mississippi politics may have a sketchy track record about producing good public policy, but at least you can say it always makes for entertaining theater.

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We had the opportunity to drive through the South Delta this week on a trip back north from Vicksburg.

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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.

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Here’s an interesting report from The Associated Press: Out of 1,423 participants in a poll, nearly one quarter of them said they never plan to retire from work.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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There is a valuable lesson for every business operator — along with every employee and every customer — in a listing of 2018 restaurant sales in America.

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Through June, 15 children in the United States have died this year from being left untended in hot cars. And that was before the worst of the summer heat arrived.

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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.

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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.

Two recent events that made national news are sure to make Mississippians wonder if the state will ever shed its unfair and outdated image as a racist backwater.

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.

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of how Mississippi’s charter schools are funded reflects a misperception about what exactly charter schools are.

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.

Those who intentionally disseminate conspiracy theories that they know — or should know — to be false got a much-deserved warning this week.

The Greenwood Leflore Hospital Board is making some good changes since the shakeup in its leadership.

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.

One bothersome thing about recent editions of the Mississippi Legislature is the Republican majority’s willingness to reduce funding for social services.

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.

Mississippi Republicans who are running for office got the best possible news this week in a report from the Legislative Budget Office.

President Donald Trump clearly enjoys playing the role of schoolyard bully, and he has a tendency to offend when there’s no need to do so.

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.

When Mississippi more than 15 years ago adopted a law to cut down on the nuisance of telemarketers, it provided some relief — for a while.

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.

The good news is that another 3,000 third graders have gotten a high enough score on Mississippi’s reading test to advance to the fourth grade.

It smells like a bluff when a sizable number of Republican senators say they’re prepared to block President Trump’s plans to put tariffs on imports from Mexico.

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.”

Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France that became a turning point in winning World War II.

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…

When a pro-Republican, pro-business group such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce decries Donald Trump’s trade war, you know his tariff policies are wacky.

Thad Cochran’s life will be remembered for its devotion to Mississippi and gentlemanly approach to solving the problems this nation and this state face.

The difficulty with managing a calamitous flood, such as Mississippi is now experiencing in the southern part of the Delta, is having to “pick your poison.”

Clarence Thomas is correct to criticize his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court for dodging a definitive opinion on whether abortion on demand must remain the law of the land.

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.

President Donald Trump has calculated that it will take $16 billion more to keep farmers from protesting his trade war with China.

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.

There is a lot of excitement this weekend in Greenwood for the long Memorial Day holiday.

ABC went all in on television nostalgia Wednesday night, presenting a live broadcast of legendary comedies “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.”

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.

Misleading, negative campaign ads are a fact of life in politics, and they aren’t going away. But the voters should at least know who is really paying for them.