Gov. Jeb Bush, (R-Fla.) is thinking seriously about running for president in 2016, according to his son, George P. Bush. According to Commentary magazine, Jeb Bush had an impressive record as governor, including tax reductions totaling $20 billion. Given that performance, why is Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, upset? Politico, and many […]


Halloween may dominate tonight’s attention, but before the sun goes down, maybe we should give another Oct. 31 observance its due. Today is Reformation Day. It marks the 497th anniversary of the day when Martin Luther, deeply troubled by some practices and teachings of the Roman Catholic leadership, nailed pages containing numerous assertions in opposition […]

Do you know anyone who had tree and landscaping damage in the April tornado?

Is full education funding worth fighting for in the 2015 legislative session?

Two high-visibility sessions involving information and policy positions about public education attracted sizable audiences in Northeast Mississippi this week, signaling the start in barely more than two months of the 2015 legislative session on Jan. 6 – and state elections later next year. Education meetings almost always draw a crowd because public schools in our […]

Robin Hood would be proud. The nonconformist of Nottingham – who 800 years ago attracted the attention of the shire reeve (or sheriff) for harvesting royal deer (among other trespasses) – would smile upon Mississippians who stand ready, all these years later, to vote on making hunting and fishing a fundamental right of the people. […]

Possibly Mississippians have been too absorbed with football fever or the bizarre Republican Senate race to notice the juicy political scandal that has been raging next door in Alabama under the dome of the state capitol. No less than the speaker of Alabama’s House of Representatives, Mike Hubbard, who is a power in the state’s […]

Tupelo’s City Council wisely gave its informal and unofficial thumbs-up Tuesday afternoon to initial steps toward a major renovation, refurbish and expansion of the existing police department headquarters building at Jefferson and Front streets for a municipal court center. The council, which could not vote Tuesday, indicated its willingness to work toward a possible $2.13 […]

At the heart of Chris McDaniel’s attempted legal challenge of his election loss to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is a section of law that states a person should not vote in a party primary election unless that voter intends to support the party’s nominee in the general election. McDaniel filed his election challenge on […]