We are living in the midst of extraordinary human progress - the greatest progress in the history of humanity. And we're just getting started.
One of the most disturbing statistics for our country is the sky-high incarceration rate. America has by far the highest incarceration rates in the world.
Like buzzards picking the dead meat off a carcass, the salvage dealers are having a hey day carving up the defunct Kemper lignite gasification plant.
Our nation is going through a period of record low unemployment rates. Unemployment in July was 3.9 percent nationwide and 4.8 percent in Mississippi.
August 2 is my birthday. The big 60 is finally here. Old age awaits.
Since the Republicans replaced the Democrats as the dominant party in Mississippi a lot has changed in our state. The Republicans have been good at cutting but not so good at governing.
Thomas Jefferson said, "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
Mississippi is the fourth most rural state in America. Only Maine, West Virginia and Vermont are more so.
It's one thing to talk theoretically about the impact of a trade war. It's another thing to be caught in the crossfire.
The primary for Mississippi's Third Congressional District will be held Tuesday June 5. It's a hotly contested race, typical of Congressional open seats, now that nine-year incumbent Greg Harper decided not to run.
Every Time I go to a music festival, I figure it's my last one, but somehow I ended up at the Memphis in May music festival two weeks ago.
Within the span of a couple of weeks, the Mississippi lost the patriarch and matriarch of one of our most prominent families, the Lamptons.
Mississippi Spends about $350 million dollars a year on prescription drugs through its Medicaid program.
Unfortunately, a huge percentage of that money is wasted because the drugs don't work.
When the state legislature voted 30 years ago to vastly improve Mississippi's highways, they passed an 18 cent gas tax. It was the most logical way to fund the program.
Two hundred and twenty-six years ago, the Federalists were having trouble getting the states to ratify the new Constitution of the United States. The anti-Federalists, led by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry, feared the proposed constitution did not adequately protect the individual rights of the common man.
Competition is the lifeblood of success, so it's good news to finally see some competition in the bidding for statewide landline telecommunication services to state agencies, schools, libraries, universities and other governmental entities.
The United States Federal Courthouse in downtown Jackson is a gleaming testament to the power of our federal government.
At one end of Jackson's Congress Street sits the modern Federal Courthouse. At the other end sits our traditional State Capitol. They face each other at opposite ends of the street.
At the federal courthouse in Jackson, East Mississippi Correctional Facility is defending itself against a lawsuit claiming atrocious conditions for its inmates.
It's been a decade, but the Kemper lignite power plant debacle is finally over and done. Mississippi dodged a bazooka.
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