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Once again, Mississippi’s ‘open’ primary statute debated after tight second primary

Last week’s Republican congressional primaries in Mississippi’s Third and Fourth congressional districts pointed up some political realities that should prove instructional for current office holders ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:02 am


Beware of daylily plant bug

Occasionally gardeners will notice mid-sized (roughly ¼ inch long), orange and black bugs feeding on buds and blooms of daylilies.  Often these are not very ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 24, 2022 10:25 am


A surprising week in Mississippi politics revolves around entrenched division, apathy

From the U.S. Capitol to rural polling places in Mississippi in midterm congressional primaries, it has been a week of surprises and political drama that ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:51 am


Readers ponder the future of how we pay for future road and bridge maintenance

After a recent column on the soaring retail cost of gasoline and the concomitant impact those prices have on related fuel taxes and the proliferation ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:19 am


Gas price nightmare exacerbated by stagnant gas taxes impact on future maintenance

American taxpayers, who are also gasoline customers, are in an economic vise on questions of the cost of gasoline and the tax revenue gasoline purchases ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:13 pm


Mistrust, political division, and isolation threaten more than elections, economic policies

Pew Center Research reflects a widely shared belief in this nation that distrust of the federal government and distrust among fellow Americans is a fundamental ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 20, 2022 8:09 am


A vital record: Journal article chronicles path to changing Mississippi’s state flag

In any given publication since 1939, The Journal of Mississippi History has been an invaluable record of the institutional memory of the state of Mississippi. But few ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:44 am


Mississippi poultry producers got early lessons in global trade conflicts with Russia 

Forget for a moment, if you can, the horrible human cost of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Set aside the sad visages of the dead ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 23, 2022 2:31 pm


Will Mississippi voters regain the ability to engage in the voter referendum process?

As the 2022 regular session of the Mississippi Legislature moves forward, the question of the future of medical marijuana in the Magnolia State remains in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 14, 2022 9:46 am


California, Massachusetts laws could raise food prices far beyond their state’s borders 

Voters in California and Massachusetts have directly passed laws regulating the conditions in which pigs, hens, and calves are housed in industrial agriculture production facilities ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, December 27, 2021 12:28 pm

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