Opinion

Better days aren’t here, yet

By JACK RYAN,

A recent measurement of Mississippi’s economy is generally positive, but it also shows how statistics can be misleading or even wrong.

The website RichStatesPoorStates.org this week ranked each state based on “a forward looking forecast based on the state’s standing in 15 important state policy variables.”







Amazon may have a vulnability

When President Trump targets the online giant Amazon for criticism, his aim is off.

The president says the company has too big of a lobbying operation.

Maybe so, but that’s protected by the First Amendment. Besides, can Amazon’s lobbying really be that much larger than other big corporations?


The perks of power

By JACK RYAN,

Whether or not Scott Pruitt keeps his job as director of the Environmental Protection Agency, his experience in Washington is a perfect example of how too many people let the perks of power go to their heads.



Another lawsuit over state flag

I f it seems like Mississippi has traveled this ground before, it’s because it has.

A federal lawsuit filed last week asks a judge to prevent the Gulf Coast city of Ocean Springs from flying the state flag, claiming it is “racially demeaning and hostile” because it includes the Confederate battle emblem.





Session was complete March 28

By ANDY GIPSON,

Legislators completed the last day of the 2018 legislative session on Wednesday, March 28, after working through the weekend to finalize the state budget.

While many significant pieces of legislation did not make it through the process this year, several did and are now being signed into law by the Governor.


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Area high schools have chosen their top graduates for special honors at graduation ceremonies across the county this month.  They will be recognized and speak to audiences at those ceremonies.