Hate speech is still speech

In the aftermath of the violence and fatalities that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., a couple of weeks ago, one of the leading criticisms from anti-racist groups was that city officials should never have let the white nationalists rally there in the first place.

Vaccines save lives

One persistent, passionate but wrong-headed proposal that will probably reappear during the 2018 session of the Mississippi Legislature is to weaken the state’s immunization requirements for children attending public schools.

Weak hand for Southern Company

Mississippi Power and its parent, Southern Company, are trying to get the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) to give them a billion dollars or so for their failed Kemper lignite gasification plant. That’s a lot better than the $7.5 billion they had hoped to lay on ratepayers, but it’s still a billion more than they deserve.