The new, detailed proposal from Tate Reeves to sharply raise teacher pay and recruiting efforts makes you wonder if the candidate for governor actually read it before announcing it.
Two thoughts about the fuss between China and the NBA: It’s ridiculous that a tweet supporting freedom in Hong Kong would upset the Chinese the way it has, but the pro basketball league’s commissioner looks even more ridiculous as he grovels before a huge foreign market.
The unprecedented success of the United States, sustained for more than 243 years, certainly has many causes. For one, a people who believe in freedom, equality and following the law is crucial. Without a populace who respects those ideals, any rules the government makes to try to promote them aren’t going to work in the long run.
Cyber security is one of those things that most people and businesses don’t ever get around to doing — until they get hacked or their hard drive fails or a disgruntled former employee deletes important files.
The thermometer isn’t showing it yet — Monday, which marked the end of September, was yet another hot, summer-like day — but the weather is going to cool off soon and the sun will be setting earlier as the calendar moves toward winter.
American drivers used to pay a high price whenever there was military action in the Middle East. The best examples were during the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo and the Iranian revolution caused steep increases in gasoline prices.
Good for Pike County Circuit Judge David Strong, who recently held a Summit woman accountable for her slanderous comments on Facebook about a locally owned business.
Strong issued a judgment against Amber Griffin, ordering her to pay more than $134,000 in damages and attorney fees to the woman who owns Susan’s Shoppe.
The accountability results released last week for Mississippi paint an odd picture of our state’s public schools.
Take for one example the school district with the highest scores in the state, Petal, which has an average efficiency score of 60.98 percent in the four subjects of science, reading, history and math.
Here’s a positive update on abortion: The number of terminated pregnancies in America continues to decline, and is at its lowest rate since the Roe v. Wade case in 1973.