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Opinion

09/28/2014 - 7:40am

Mississippians are the most passionate football fans in the country, or so I remember reading in a survey a few years ago. I have no reason to doubt its accuracy.

Certainly, Mississippi has produced far more than its share of football...

09/28/2014 - 7:38am

 

Allow exportation of oil

 

With American production of crude oil rising rapidly, a number of analysts say the country could help the economy by lifting...

09/28/2014 - 7:35am

My son got up early and joined me this morning. We chatted about Saturday’s game at Southern Miss. We sipped a little coffee and laughed together about the game. It reminded me of when I played football. At 64 that seems so long ago....

09/28/2014 - 7:33am

The education funding lawsuit that Ronnie Musgrove and his legal team hope will bring them at least $28 million in contingency fees is fairly simple.

It takes only six double-spaced pages to lay out the background and the legal...

09/28/2014 - 7:31am

Vampire movies, books and TV series are all of the rage these days. Guess the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol wanted to get in on the act.

Over the long Labor Day weekend, the patrol ran a no-refusal DUI checkpoint in Oxford, home of...

09/16/2014 - 8:35am

Ronnie musgrove was more than a little peeved when I asked him how much money he was going to make from his education lawsuit.

“It’s obvious y’all aren’t interested in the substantive facts. You’re just...

09/16/2014 - 8:33am

A Natchez internal medicine physician will embark on what amounts to a radical experiment next year. He will no longer accept payments from government or private insurance companies. Instead his patients must pay by cash, check or credit card...

09/16/2014 - 8:31am

Ole Miss, in the past, often has ranked in the top five “party schools” whether it deserves the reputation or not. The institution, to our knowledge, never has been criticized for being an overly religious place — at least not...

09/16/2014 - 8:30am

Dear Editor:

Your article in the September 4 edition of the Northside Sun was special. I have been tempted to write previously when certain articles have been good ... the old saying that the road to the bad place is paved by good...

09/16/2014 - 8:27am

"From that chamber as I fled aghast, a fissure widened and the mighty walls rushed asunder. I heard a tumultuous shouting and saw the deep and dank tarn close sullenly over the fragments of the House of Usher."

No such...

09/16/2014 - 8:26am

A few days ago when the 6.0 earthquake shattered the beautiful wine country of Napa Valley, Calif., my heart and prayers went out for a long-time friend, John Shafer. I rushed to the phone as I heard and saw the damage, destruction and...

09/16/2014 - 8:24am

A Texas-based biofuels company that owes Mississippi more than $69 million is involved in a bitter dispute with a former member of its board of directors.

In documents brought to light by Biofuels Digest and provided to the federal...

09/10/2014 - 6:35am

As of July 2014, Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 8 percent, followed by Georgia at 7.8 and Michigan and Rhode Island both at 7.7.

Alabama is 7.0. Louisiana is 5.4. Tennessee is 7.1 and Arkansas is 6.2....

09/10/2014 - 6:31am

The law of unintended consequences

The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering a case out of Alabama that could have implications for Mississippi and other states where a trade-off between black and...

09/10/2014 - 6:29am

As I research for this column, there are 119,363 people waiting for an organ in the U.S. Each day, about 79 patients receive organs; however, 18 people die daily waiting for a transplant that can’t take place due to a shortage of donated...

09/10/2014 - 6:27am

When I came to work as a cub reporter at the Commonwealth in 1982, my starting salary was $200 per week.

That doesn’t sound like much today, but it was enough to live on. Converted to today’s dollars, it would come to a...

09/10/2014 - 6:25am

Ordinarily, when a senior citizen announces that his stool is today’s discussion topic, the room empties faster than a split grocery bag. So stay where you are; the stool we’re going to examine is metal, and it illustrates what a...

09/04/2014 - 12:54pm

Last week was a sad week around the Emmerich household. Many tears were shed. Many “I love you”s were spoken.

Like any parent, I cannot comprehend the pain and grief suffered by David and Sheila Wilbanks. It is the worst...

09/04/2014 - 12:52pm

JPS won’t have a prayer

 

Political correctness has forced God out of yet another venue within Jackson Public Schools. This time it’s the district’s...

09/04/2014 - 12:49pm

John Lewis, a man with a most talented background – and certainly a man with a versatile and accomplished military and professional career - was guest speaker at the Walter Scott Coffee Club that meets each Saturday morning.

As a...

09/04/2014 - 12:47pm

A myth is a widely held false belief. An ancient Chinese myth says the world is flat and rests on the back of a great turtle which in turn rests on a greater turtle, and so on. It's turtles all the way down. Today this means endless...

09/04/2014 - 12:46pm

As I write on this mid-August morning, the temperature in the low 60s is delightful. We are experiencing the fifth cool front of this summer. The weatherman says this is highly unusual. More than half the days this summer have been below...

08/31/2014 - 10:26am

Jackson’s new mayor Tony Yarber gave the city a much-needed dose of reality when he cut the proposed city budget $110 million over the previous year.

Even then, Yarber’s proposed $392 million...

08/31/2014 - 10:22am

Former governors have a right to make a living, but there’s much that doesn’t feel right about Ronnie Musgrove’s effort to profit off of Mississippi’s repeated inability to live up to an education funding formula he...

08/31/2014 - 10:20am

In the United States, we look at mosquitoes as a nuisance – that irritating, high-pitched whine that invades our peaceful sleep. But, worldwide, mosquitoes transmit disease to more than 700 million persons annually. Mosquitoes transmit...