Next time, they should redistribute the pain.
If you asked most Mississippians whether the state should be able to confiscate cash and property from a person who was never charged with, much less convicted of a crime, the answer would be a resounding "no." Yet this is exactly what occurs every day under a practice known as civil forfeiture.
Narcotics officers with the Columbus-Lowndes joint narcotics task force recovered about $65,000 worth of illegal drugs in a raid in south Columbus Sunday.
Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign the Broadband Enabling Act into law by the end of the month. The law, which removes restrictions prohibiting electric power co-operatives in the state from providing internet service to its customers, has the potential to close what is called "the digital divide" like no other measure in our state's history.
It's hard to count the half-truths, warped symbolism and abuse of logic that plunged our country into a government shutdown. Sure, blatant lies will do it, but these other players are worse because they are sneaky.
Regular viewers of ABC, NBC and CBS evening newscasts could be forgiven it they believe every liberal despises President Donald Trump.
Sometimes the house feels like it's holding a chill. I add layer upon layer until I think I could hardly bend over, but still there's a chill.
I've always lived among my own kind, which is humans, cats, dogs and the birds I feed in my yard. You can see someone who is a member of all those species if you look out the window of the apartment I live in, a second-floor apartment in the three-floor apartment building I own.
It was a scene straight out of Huck Finn. Two guys standing around a campfire on a remote island in a wide river, bright moon and stars overhead.
It is unfortunate that the state agency tasked with incarcerating those found guilty of crimes has so little regard for the law -- at least certain parts of the law.
1. Ask Rufus: The Passing of the Tombigbee Steamboats LOCAL COLUMNS
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4. Cartoonist View: 2/17/19 NATIONAL COLUMNS
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