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Bizarre turn in state race

Mississippi politics may have a sketchy track record about producing good public policy, but at least you can say it always makes for entertaining theater.

The latest act in that long-running saga came this week in the race for governor.


Freedom Fest took teamwork

By LORI WATTS,

Monday morning, following the success of Freedom Fest on Saturday, I read an article by Quint Studer, author of “Building A Vibrant Community.” Entitled “Freedom Takes Teamwork,” he applied lessons from the way the founding fathers of the United States worked together toward independence and the formation of our country to how communities today



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Civil forfeiture too flawed

By BRETT KITTREDGE,

Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to confiscate property on the grounds that it is connected to a crime — without ever convicting someone of the crime. In court, a lower burden of proof applies in these civil cases than in criminal cases, even when valuable property such as the vehicle you drive to work is at stake.




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