How surprising. The Mississippi Department of Education polled high school teachers and three-fourths of them said the state should stop requiring students to take a comprehensive U.S. history exam to demonstrate they have acquired some of the knowledge expected of a high school graduate.
An outside entity approaches Mississippi and says that it wants to invest a billion dollars a year in the state indefinitely and create thousands of new jobs. The only catch is that the state has to put up $100 million a year, too.
Following a stinging but anticipated rebuke last week from the U.S. Supreme Court on his handling of the prosecution of Curtis Flowers, District Attorney Doug Evans has not said whether he will try to prosecute Flowers a seventh time for the Tardy Furniture murders.
When it comes to the debate over whether a massive pumping project in the South Delta is both financially and environmentally responsible, people on both sides of the argument throw out numbers to make their case.
I tend to put more stock in the numbers provided by Delta Council, the Mississippi Levee Board and other pump proponents.
Even if U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves were sympathetic to the pro-life movement, which he doesn’t appear to be, he would still have had no choice. Unless he wanted to be a renegade jurist, he had to reject last week Mississippi’s effort to outlaw abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.