Bullies depend on victims’ silence, inaction by public
Jonathan Martin is 6-foot-5 inches tall and weighs 315 pounds. He is not only huge, but athletic. That combination of size and agility led him to a career as a professional athlete: He is an offensive tackle for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. At 24 years of age, he is in the prime of his physical development.
State could rethink overdue taxes law
State law currently requires the Mississippi Department of Revenue to garnish 100 percent of the wages of a government official or employee should that person become delinquent in paying taxes.
Ed Board should not lower already low standards
The Mississippi Board of Education is seeking public comments on a proposal to accept alternatives for high school seniors who are unable to pass all four of the required exit exams, in algebra, biology, English and U.S. history.
Candidates should offer solutions, not slogans to Miss. voters
The qualifying deadline for candidates in next year’s federal elections is not until March 1, but already the political landscape is stirring with activity.
One opposes Thad, others await decision
Republican Thad Cochran has had to break a sweat once since winning one of Mississippi’s two U.S. Senate seats in 1978.
Let’s end guerrilla war over health care
In the waning days of the Confederacy, when defeat was inevitable, the only remaining question for the CSA commanders and administration was whether to surrender or disperse its crippled army into hundreds of guerrilla units and fight on in an effort to wear down the U.S. Army’s resolve. To their credit, they chose the former course of action. To have waged a guerrilla war, Confederate leaders realized, would have been a bloody exercise in futility, although there were a few groups of Confederate die-hards who waged war independently for months after the official surrender in April 1865.
Military salute was memorable
We (were) proud to welcome Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the United States Marine Corps, to the Coast as the featured speaker at (the (Oct. 21) 35th annual Salute to the Military.
Letter to the Editor
Equality and Fairness can only be achieved from free enterprise opportunities, and the moral and fiscal values and principles of the constitution.
Possible law gives HMA edge in dispute
Hospital owner Health Management Associates has a not-so-secret advantage in its dispute with insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi. Lawmakers are poised to intervene in the dispute if it’s not resolved by the time the legislative session opens in January.
Offshore drilling ‘informational presentation’ too far from Coast
At a rather remote location in Jackson County, the Commission on Marine Resources will be treated to an “informational presentation” on the Mississippi Development Authority’s burning desire to plant oil and gas rigs and platforms in and around the Mississippi Sound and the barrier islands.
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