When President Donald Trump appeals to the middle class to get behind his push to simplify the tax code, it is an odd audience to enlist. For most of the middle class, the tax code is already pretty simple.
“We just educate the ones we have.” — Cleveland School Superintendent Jacquelyn Thigpen
Those words have a familiar ring to them. I remember Greenwood school officials saying something very similar almost three decades ago when the white flight from this city’s public schools became irreversible.
It’s unclear whether covering state government in Mississippi turns reporters into cynics, or whether cynical reporters are naturally attracted to a beat where there is so much about which to be cynical.
Certainly, the words of condemnation for racism and racist hate groups should have been delivered more quickly by President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday.