Category: Opinion

Editorial roundup

No good news about budget The evidence continues to grow about Mississippi’s budget: Spending will have to be cut because tax revenues are lower than expected. At a public hearing last week conducted by the Legislative Black Caucus, state health…

Suggestion on returning to great

(Editor’s note: As a journalist, I do understand that unless you are Jonathan Swift you should not use sarcasm in your writing yet I have.) A presumptive presidential nominee has implied that America is no longer great and while I…

Editorial roundup

Does bully belong in White House? Clearly, one of the major issues of the presidential general election — which barring some unforeseen development will be between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — is whether Trump has the temperament…

Letters to the editor

Unhappy with editor I am not renewing my subscription to the “Winston County Journal” after many years of reading it to keep up with my many friends in Winston County, especially Noxapater area, where I graduated from high school. My…

Editorial roundup

Cleveland mischaracterized By Tim Kalich Greenwood Commonwealth At U.S. colleges and universities that still call themselves “historically black,” the percentage of students who are black averages about 80 percent. To call a U.S. public school “historically white,” one would think…

Letters to the Editor

To District Five Voters I want to thank each of you who has voted for and supported me the last 25 years that I have been your election commissioner. I will not be a candidate in the November 2016 election.…

Be mom enough to quit

Mothers play an essential role in protecting their children from the impact of tobacco. Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are a leading cause of death among women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 86,000…

Letters to the Editor

Alzheimer’s: Letter By Lauren Varner Woodson Dear Alzheimer’s, First, I want to start off this letter by explaining to you that I do try to have the kindest heart towards everything. I try really hard not to judge, I bite…

Editorial Roundup

Prepare for First grandma president For 11 months, billionaire Donald Trump has upended conventional wisdom in his inexorable and unconventional march toward the Republican nomination for president. When the GOP field was so crowded that you couldn’t get all the…

Editorial Roundup

Licensure body is messed up One can argue how long misbehaving educators should be punished by having their teaching licenses pulled. A lot depends on the severity of their offense and how sincerely contrite they are for what they did.…