Editorials

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.)


Economic education

It was a packed house earlier this month at the Jackson Convention Center when hundreds of Mississippians convened for the Forum on American Enterprise. The guest speaker was Atlanta Federal Reserve president Raphael Bostic, who took office last year as the 17th president.



The latest vice

Electronic cigarettes are the latest vice that is turning into a two-edged sword — probably as beneficial for some as it is detrimental to others.


More hospital bankruptcies

In the last month, four more Mississippi hospitals have filed for bankruptcy in Magee, Batesville, Amory and Clarksdale. This is just the latest in a list of dozens of Mississippi rural hospitals that are either closing, filing for bankruptcy or struggling to pay their bills.



Third time not a charm

For the third time, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office has tried to convict Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and for the third time this has failed. This time, the case was tried in Rankin County with an all-white jury. Still no conviction. Smith’s attorney called for an end to the “witch hunt” against his client.


Rushed lottery law

Addressing a group of press and involved citizens at the Stennis Capitol Press Forum, 34-year veteran state senator Hob Bryan delivered a persuasive evisceration of the state legislature’s most recent special session creating a lottery to help fund repairs to our state’s crumbling roads and bridges.





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