A downturn in the number of non-martial births and birth rates reported this month by the National Center for Health Statistics offers encouraging news that some adults and adolescents have responded positively to a variety of evidence and entreaties to avoid unmarried parenthood and its avalanche of negative consequences. The NCHS, which works with the […]

A problem with public outrage when citizens – especially young citizens – are shot and killed by police is that no two situations are alike. Or at least not exactly alike. As the saying goes, any is too many. But there are differences. And they are important. The St. Louis, Missouri, suburb of Ferguson has […]

It’s been eight years since I was a student, but back-to-school season still excites me. My nerdy side loves the fresh packs of pencils and packs of paper waiting to be filled with class notes. I’m also a little jealous of kids who get to take a Guardians of the Galaxy lunchbox to school, although […]

Do you agree that non-marital births in Mississippi pose a major problem for family stability and long-term prospects?

Which best describes the current talk by leaders of a state tax cut in the 2015 session?

Next year is an election year for everyone in state government, which means decisions will skew even more than usual toward what’s politically popular. What’s good politics, however, is not always what’s best for the state. Consider the current rumblings of a tax cut to be considered in the 2015 legislative session. The state’s top […]

The push being spearheaded by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove to gin up lawsuits against the state over the failure of the Mississippi Legislature to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) is one that is understandable if one simply read his Wikipedia entry on his political views on education. That information makes clear that […]

BILL CRAWFORD

OK. The sayings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and even Ronald Reagan about civil society mean little to you. So, hear the words of Jesus, “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31) and “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this […]

Wait on the results before banning e-cigs Many people are wanting to kick the cigarette habit and have found a way to do so in e-cigs. Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes is real, although studies suggest that exposure is far less from e-cig vapors than from the smoke of regular cigarettes. Nicotine emissions are 10 times […]