Mississippi is one of nine states that lost population last year, although the loss was only a tenth of 1 percent. Continuing population declines in the Delta have been a big factor. Last month, a glimmer of hope emerged when a California outsourcing company with Indian roots, People Shores, announced plans to hire 200 people in Clarksdale.
Here it is the end of January, and I’m only now finding time to make those annoying resolutions. I shouldn’t call them annoying, because a national business magazine says that 60 percent of Americans indulge in this fantasy each year.
We are spending millions of dollars keeping people addicted to drugs in the criminal justice system. We could be using that money to restore them to their families and communities through evidence-based treatment. As a therapist, I’ve counseled many people struggling to overcome addiction.
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.
Most American kids are shockingly ignorant of U.S. history. They need more motivation, not less, to learn about this nation’s past and understand how its government works.
Among those most intemperately calling for President Trump’s impeachment is the potty-mouthed new Democratic congresswoman from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib.
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.