Demand results from giveaways


Mississippi overdoes it with corporate welfare, doling out incentives to land companies or help them expand that in some cases will never pay for themselves.

But if the state is going to give money away to private businesses, it must hold them to their promises or demand the money back.

Nominee wronged


For the sake of argument, let’s assume the worst about what Christine Blasey Ford is claiming about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Let’s assume it’s all true. (Something, it should be emphasized, he unequivocally denies.)

Sportsbooks are up and running


Legal sports betting in Mississippi is under way, and if ESPN’s report from the first weekend of college football is any indication, it is a work in progress.

The sports network sent a reporter to several casinos in the Mississippi Delta to check out the action — or in some cases, the lack of it.


Get tough on embezzlement

The logic for not giving jail time to public officials who embezzle money makes sense: Let them work and pay back their dishonest gain rather than be a further drain by requiring the taxpayers to feed and house them in prison.



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