Salter: State Voters May Face a Different Kind of Marijuana Legalization Effort in 2020

As of this year, nine states and the District of Columbia – including Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington –...

Mitchell: Two Ways to Go With Local Special Sales Tax Levies

For Mississippi’s first 155 years, the power to tax was jealously guarded by the Legislature. It still is, but there was a lapse. Counties could...

Mitchell: Informed Communities are the Best Communities

Newspapers are businesses like no other. While other employers contribute to community life, newspapers, when operating at their best, are centers for community conversation...

Mitchell: Hyde-Smith, McDaniel Have Staked Out Their Positions

Unbeknownst to my media colleagues, the nominal Republicans on Mississippi’s Nov. 6 special election ballot have already debated. Yes, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and...

Vassallo Q&A: Jay Hughes Looks Toward a Better Mississippi

Jay Hughes has more energy than any ten people I know. Anyone who lives in Oxford knows who Jay is. How so? Jay is...

Vassallo: SEC Strength Ratings Following Week 4

Alabama: 100 Can anyone stop this juggernaut? The Tide continues to roll over everyone in its path. Georgia: 93 The Bulldogs flexing its muscles in...

Vassallo Q&A: Jay Hughes Looks Toward a Better Mississippi

Jay Hughes has more energy than any ten people I know. Anyone who lives in Oxford knows who Jay is. How so? Jay is...

Vassallo: SEC Strength Ratings Following Week 3

Alabama: 100.....The Tide getting stronger each week. Can any team compete against this elephant? Georgia: 98.....This week at Missouri could determine the eastern champion. LSU: 95.....Coach...

Salter: McDaniel’s ‘Morning Joe’ Comments Missed the Point of our State’s Fiscal Realities

The so-called “jungle primary” to choose a successor to retired Republican Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran took a truly strange turn in downtown Oxford...

Mitchell: Large ‘Something for Nothing’ Crowd Often Overlooked

It’s the season for storms to line up in the Atlantic and Pacific, seeming to take aim. TV weatherfolk become hyper-animated over how awful...