While American farmers, carmakers and others worry about the prospect of an escalating trade war between China and the United States, an industry that I know much more about is already feeling the effects of protectionist tariffs.
When Nikolas Cruz, the alleged gunman in the 21st century’s version of the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” began shooting at his former schoolmates in Parkland, Florida, two security guards were in the vicinity.
Mississippi lawmakers expect to have a plate that is more than overflowing when they return to Jackson next month for the 2018 session. One item that’s going to be high up on the list for the umpteenth time is the deteriorating condition of the state’s roads and bridges.
President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are high-fiving each other over passing a tax cut of which most Americans are leery. Equally bothersome is a provision in the tax-cut law that will add more uncertainty to the health insurance market.
Mississippi’s traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are having a tough enough time trying to adjust to the growing competition of online shopping. Now, it appears some in state government want to add to merchants’ headaches by diverting some of consumers’ discretionary money to a state lottery.
When a government agency head in Mississippi is making more than a quarter of a million dollars a year, the public has a right to expect a lot from that employee. She should be a skilled administrator, hire competent people and hold them to high standards, and be above legal and ethical reproach.