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Opinion

07/01/2014 - 2:39pm

By the time you read this, the infamous election for the Senate race will finally be over. Well, not quite, but the part of it that has gotten so nasty. Lots of mudslinging which is what I hate.

Do these politicos actually think the...

07/01/2014 - 2:31pm

I used to dismiss claims that the Tea Party was racist and extremist, and I still believe the majority of its members are good people who simply want the country to do better.

However, many of the candidates backed by the group portray...

06/26/2014 - 5:49am

BILL MANDUCA, executive director of Clean Water for Malawi, has just returned from a month-long supervisory trip to Africa, where 16 new wells were drilled for $65,000.

These wells were drilled within 50 kilometers of Mzuzu in northern...

06/26/2014 - 5:42am

You got your mind right, Luke?  In 1616 the church told Italian astronomer Galileo not to teach that the Earth orbited the sun. (Established doctrine had the sun orbiting the Earth.)  He persisted and was called before the inquisition...

06/25/2014 - 3:11pm

Hosemann hits Voter ID out of the park

No matter who wins this month’s elections in Mississippi, one winner whose name does not appear anywhere on the ballot is Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

...

06/25/2014 - 3:04pm

Why worry about altitude sickness? Because fall is upon us, a time when hunters begin hearing voices whispering the oft-heard advice, “Go west, young man.” If you go west for elk, sheep, bear or cougar, you usually find yourself at...

06/18/2014 - 3:07pm

The biggest challenge Jackson city government faces is the cost of upgrading its water and sewer system. One of my goals is to learn enough about this subject to write intelligently about it.

To that effect, I am one of the handful of...

06/18/2014 - 3:03pm

I am not a big fan of Chris McDaniel. His anti-Washington rants may resonate with his Tea Party supporters, but it’s a nutty approach to take in a state that gets three times as much back in spending from Washington as it sends in tax...

06/18/2014 - 2:58pm

A guest column in this paper recently contended that federal spending and its detrimental effects was the most important issue in Mississippi’s Republican primary election for United States Senate. I absolutely concur on the importance of...

06/18/2014 - 6:19am

As a businessman, lifelong Mississippian and member of the board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning for many years, I was dismayed when I read state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s assertion that, because the word ‘education...

06/15/2014 - 5:37am

Now that the Cochran-McDaniel race has gone to a runoff, I feel regretfully compelled to write again on the subject.

As I said in my previous column, this is a choice of ideology or money. McDaniel is the purist and would refuse...

06/15/2014 - 5:35am

June 2014 marks five years since the Great Recession officially ended and, despite the frenetic and sometimes imaginative (remember ‘Cash for Clunkers’) lever pulling by policy makers in Washington, the recovery has been anything...

06/15/2014 - 5:33am

For me, the U.S. Senate primary (and now runoff on June 24) are a referendum on spending, deficits, debt and earmarks. One side argues that most earmarks are wasteful and have created a culture in Washington of spending and debt (which I agree...

06/15/2014 - 5:27am

He showed up before the end of World War II - 1945 for you youngsters - and he lived almost 20 years. I don’t know where he came from, but for the first five or six years of his life, he was my dog - the first of only three I ever had....

06/15/2014 - 5:23am

One of the main duties of the Mississippi Legislature that does not receive as much attention is the consideration of the state budget.

Like any business, our state government’s budget is set according to fiscal years....

05/28/2014 - 12:03pm

IF YOU’RE a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson, you know the call, and you know who it comes from.

“Hey Leadership!”

That would be Shirley Tucker, our illustrious leader, and vice president of leadership...

05/27/2014 - 8:22am

When hurricane Katrina hit the coast nine years ago, the federal government gave Mississippi six billion in aid. Then governor Haley Barbour decided to use $600 million of that money to expand the port of Gulfport. So far, little has come of...

05/27/2014 - 8:17am

Hi y’all.

Yockanookany Ned here.

This is the age of specialization.  Almost everyone, and I mean almost everyone, is a “specialist” these days.  It doesn’t matter...

05/27/2014 - 8:07am

When you weigh the accomplishments during Haley Barbour’s two terms in office as Mississippi’s governor, a few stand out.

First was his swift, organized and effective response to Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural...

05/27/2014 - 7:50am

Best efforts notwithstanding, writers sometimes leave things out of a column that should have been included. If the omission is serious enough, you hear from readers.

Such was the case with my column about World War II eating habits at...

05/14/2014 - 4:18pm

Newly elected Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber spoke to a joint meeting of the North and West Jackson Rotary Clubs recently. I give his speech an A-plus. It was very inspirational. For the first time in a long while, I feel upbeat about the future of...

05/14/2014 - 4:09pm

Corporate rate must be competitive

 

Former President George H.W. Bush recently received a Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. These honors are presented annually, typically...

05/14/2014 - 3:54pm

Kemper is Mississippi Power's $5.8 billion experimental plant to produce electricity from lignite (low grade coal). It is under construction, behind schedule, and way over budget. It was supposed to start up in May.  Rates increased 18...

05/14/2014 - 3:52pm

Dear Editor:

On March 26, 2014 a hearing was held by the Jackson Planning and Zoning Board. At this hearing Highland Village and their new owner, WS Development, asked that the two houses on the corner of Old Canton Road and Kimwood...

05/09/2014 - 12:25pm

Mississippi is virtually tied with Louisiana for the wettest state in North America. Add heat to this and you get bugs. Lots of them.

Most recently the Jackson area has been plagued by black flies, also known as buffalo gnats. The...