Editorials

Immigrant criminality

Reasonable people can disagree on how serious a problem illegal immigration is in the United States.

With an estimated 11 million people having either sneaked into the country or overstayed their visas, they could be straining some social services and taking some jobs away from U.S. citizens.





Right proud

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

December 31, 2018

I check the time. 11:55 p.m. On this night, I’m not dancing or raising a glass of champagne as a band plays nostalgic tunes and ushers in the New Year.




Prison books

It was a misguided and probably unconstitutional policy, so it’s wise that the Mississippi Department of Corrections relaxed its ban on sending free books directly to inmates.

It would have been nice, though, if MDOC had widely communicated this change of heart when it occurred apparently months ago.



Charity and the tax code

Since, Jackson’s population has dropped by nearly four percent, in large part because of quality of life issues.

This year, state lawmakers could help stem that flight by giving residents in the capital city a tool that would help them address those issues head on.






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