I know absolutely nothing about the facts surrounding the arrest of a University of Southern Mississippi student on charges that he charged with felony “posting a computer threat to cause injury” on the social media application Yik Yak. But I know the danger posed by anonymous social media is real. Every time a one of […]

Evidently Delbert Hosemann is not satisfied with just being exalted arbiter of who can vote in Mississippi. He wants to decide who can live here and who should get out. Of the eight secretaries of state I have covered in my Mississippi journalistic career, Hosemann has turned out to be the most sanctimonious ego-driven of […]

Next week’s annual Tupelo Reads! literary and entertainment events present the joy of reading – in its many applications – for audiences of all ages. The festival, started during the administration of Mayor Jack Reed Jr. and continued under the leadership of Mayor Jason Shelton and a hard-working planning committee, invites all who wish to […]

House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, is hosting meetings across the state to hear suggestions and concerns from average Mississippians. At one such meeting in Pearl at a modern and spruced-up community center that was part of a modern and spruced-up municipal complex, about 50 people, including the speaker’s staff, showed up. The people who voiced […]

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

Did you read a book for pleasure during the summer of 2014?

U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republicans, have joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, in sponsoring legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Freedom Summer civil rights martyrs James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, an appropriate honor for their sacrifice for justice in Mississippi in the summer of […]

There are no gaping flaws in Mississippi elections. This Chris McDaniel stuff is just that: stuff. All that’s required for honest elections is honest people. All that’s required to pervert the process is the absence of an ethical compass. That said, Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi’s forward-looking secretary of state, says he will invite legislators to consider […]

Greetings from Mississippi’s capital city – I’m still down here “on a mission” to improve our state’s economic system with better educational opportunities for our children. But I thought I’d give you an update, since some of you are nice enough to say you enjoy my printed wanderings. Grandpup Bonnie is doing famously with her […]