When the United States ratified the Sixteenth amendment in 1913 allowing a federal income tax, the balance of power shifted from the states to the federal government. The power to tax is the power to enslave.
Jim Hood’s reluctance to endorse fellow Democrats running for statewide office in Mississippi is telling about the two-edged sword his party affiliation has become in this state.
U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst has pledged to vigorously prosecute any companies that knowingly hired illegal immigrants at the seven Mississippi poultry plants raided in August.
If Hurst does, it will be the exception for how these massive raids usually go.
Usually, the penalties are a negotiated fine, and not much more than that.
A story on the Mississippi Today website provides insight on yet another growing concern in the medical care field: the cost of operating an ambulance service.
As the Clarion Ledger keeps digging into a previously little-known practice used by influential Mississippi legislators to direct money to pet causes or pet state agencies, it keeps finding surprises.
The thermometer isn’t showing it yet, but the weather is going to cool off soon and the sun will be setting earlier as the calendar moves toward winter.
Last week, defense attorneys filed a motion for a change of venue in the city of Jackson’s case against Siemens Industry and Siemens Corporation.
It’s a good thing the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) regarding the use of roadblocks. A protracted lawsuit would have cost a lot of money with little certainty of winning.
Northsider Sherry Mosely has a great idea about resolving the Mississippi flag issue. Let’s have two flags, the existing one and a new one. Cities, counties, schools, etc. can decide which of the two they prefer to fly, the old one or the new one. That way, both sides on this issue can have their way.
The ongoing budget problems associated with the Jackson Zoo came to a head this month with the City of Jackson taking over the zoo from the Jackson Zoological Society which had run the zoo for 35 years. Things had gotten so bad, the society had failed to pay its city water bill running up an unpaid balance of $6 million.