The good news is that another 3,000 third-graders have gotten a high enough score on Mississippi’s reading test to advance to the fourth grade.
Plenty of people have been paying attention to the TV game show “Jeopardy” in recent weeks, where a professional sports gambler had been on a 32-match winning streak until he lost on the show that was broadcast Monday.
Most of the time, it seems, technology causes more harm than good. Smartphones are doing their best to destroy the minds of an entire generation of youth, as well as contributing to obesity and fraud epidemics. Few could possibly say our society is better off than it was 20 years ago before the internet revolution.
Clarence Thomas is correct to criticize his colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court for dodging a definitive opinion on whether abortion on demand must remain the law of the land.
It’s good news that disc golf returned this week to the Columbia Water Park after participants in the growing sport and the Marion County Board of Supervisors met and came to an agreement about guidelines to follow. As the only such disc golf course in the area, it has potential to bring people into the community.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s life will be remembered for its devotion to Mississippi and gentlemanly approach to solving the problems this nation faces.
Even if U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves were sympathetic to the pro-life movement, which he doesn’t appear to be, he would still have had no choice. Unless he wanted to be a renegade jurist, he had to reject last week Mississippi’s effort to outlaw abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
The real third-gate has slammed shut in Mississippi, with 25.5 percent across the state not scoring high enough to pass to fourth grade in their first of three attempts.
Robert F. Smith is a billionaire hedge fund operator whom few Americans had heard of before this week. That is changing, as his surprising pledge at Sunday’s Morehouse College commencement ceremony in Atlanta is making national news and virtually guarantees he’ll be in high demand as a future graduation speaker.
Reporters in this state can testify it’s nearly impossible to get information about an arrest made by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and other state investigative bodies.