Editorials


Screen time

A recent study from the National Institutes of Health underscores what every perceptive parent should already know.

Their kids need more sleep and exercise, and they need less screen time.



Supreme Court takes a hit

The severe divisiveness that has marked American politics ever since the Supreme Court settled the presidential contest in 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore has spilled over to a body whose historical respect and authority have been grounded on the court’s supposed separation from politics.




Hood jumps in

Jim Hood’s long-anticipated announcement recently that he will run for governor in 2019 sets up the first seriously contested race for Mississippi’s top office in a decade and a half.


Solar power is here

The recent announcement of a 652-acre, 100-megawatt solar farm six miles east of Greenwood is good news in many ways. The facility, which can provide enough power for 20,000 homes, will create 350 jobs during construction.



Political procurement

 

We appreciate anti-Nike sentiment of Marshall Fisher, commissioner of Mississippi’s Department of Public Safety (DPS), but his attempt to ban Nike products from DPS procurements is dead wrong. It’s not his money.


Cutting off water

 

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba may want Jackson to be the most radical city in the nation, but free water will not be part of his plan. Lumumba announced the water department will start shutting off water to homes for non-payment of water bills. Twenty thousand customers are considered delinquent.




The Kavanaugh affair

For the sake of argument, let’s assume the worst about what Christine Blasey Ford is claiming about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Let’s assume it’s all true. (Something, it should be emphasized, he unequivocally denies.)


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Obituaries

Ruby Mona Tharpe McLemore, 88, died at home surrounded by family on July 10, 2019.

Social

The 12U Major team, Mississippi Angels, won the 2019 Triple Crown Slumpbuster Series in Omaha. There were 291 teams in the tourney and 65 in their division.