It’s hard to comprehend that one carpenter with a vision 2,000 years ago is responsible for the massive celebration today we call Christmas. It is even more amazing considering this carpenter, Jesus Christ, died in relative obscurity in a dry and dusty city in what is now called the Middle East.
There will be an unusual push by Mississippi politicians to raise campaign money in the final weeks of December. That’s because a new state law kicks in requiring any campaign money raised after December 31 be used only for political campaign purposes.
Since 1990, all consumer prices have increased 100 percent on average, medical costs 200 percent and college tuition 400 percent. Those numbers come from the U.S. Labor Department as cited by the Wall Street Journal.
Come January 1, Mississippians looking to buy their first home can get a state income tax break on deposits into a special savings account.
A new study might show why American students do worse on standardized tests than their peers in countries like China, but it won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has worked with young people in this nation.
Having failed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, President Donald Trump and House Republicans are back to trying to dismantle the Democratic-passed health-care law a piece at a time.
Gov. Phil Bryant’s budget proposal for the 2018-19 fiscal year revives his idea of experimenting with free community college tuition for a certain number of students.
Let’s try another opinions column in the old Twitter-style, 140 characters at a time...
• NY Giants coach Ben McAdoo is a doofus. Should have been fired yesterday. #PeterPrinciplewins again.
• Just go ahead and give Alvin Kamara NFL Rookie of the Year. Guy is insanely terrific. #somuchfuntowatch
Mississippi’s traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are having a tough enough time trying to adjust to the growing competition of online shopping.
Now, it appears some in state government want to add to merchants’ headaches by diverting some of consumers’ discretionary money to a state lottery.
The Jackson Zoo is going under, and the state leaders’ lack of support for the park is troubling. Last week, the Sun asked three lawmakers about their thoughts on moving the zoo and whether the state should support it.