In 1996, when then President Bill Clinton and the Republican majorities in Congress hashed out their major reform of the U.S. welfare system, one of the key elements of the package was to give states more flexibility in how the federal money is spent.
As the U.S. Senate moves toward the certain acquittal of President Donald Trump, the American public may be still trying to figure out what and whom to believe after weeks of back-and-forth between the president’s Democratic accusers and his Republican defenders.
Mississippi Today recently published an in-depth look at the state’s restitution centers, or at least as in-depth as reporters can get without being let inside the four facilities, including one in Greenwood.
There was no drama in a day filled of repetitive speeches leading up to the foreordained impeachment this week of President Donald Trump by the U.S. House of Representatives.
There probably will be more of the same in the Senate, where it’s also foreordained that Trump will be acquitted by the Republican majority.
Government efficiency is usually an oxymoron — that is, if the government is running something, it’s not likely to be very efficient.
But that doesn’t mean there can’t be less inefficiency in government. Pursuing such is a worthy endeavor for those in elected office or those hired for top-level government jobs.
Editor’s Note: Stephen Kimbriel, the father of Sawyer Kimbriel, is a native of Blaine and a 1999 graduate of Indianola Academy.
Mississippi’s little-known and usually irrelevant two-tiered system for electing its governor and other statewide officials may very well have been set up to ensure white political control.
Much of what’s included in the 1890 constitution, in which this two-tiered process was introduced, had that precise motivation in mind.