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.
The latest act in that long-running saga came last week in the race for governor.
The Mississippi Hospital Association says it’s found a way to accept $1.35 billion annually in federal money to expand health insurance for the poor without costing the state anything.
Gas prices below $2 a gallon give Mississippi legislators cover to do something they’ve been dragging their feet on for half a decade: Raising the state’s gas tax to a level that will sustain the state’s highways and bridges.
More and more Americans are joining the chorus that Facebook’s hoarding of data about its users, which has fueled its phenomenal growth, is not a good thing for us individually or as a nation. And it’s music to my ears.