• Let Mississippians vote by mail in November

    On November 3rd, more than 1.2 million Mississippians will cast their votes for the presidency, Congress, and a handful of down-ballot offices. At best, we will be in recovery from the worst public health and economic crisis in our lifetimes. At worst, we will still be in lockdown after premature...

  • Flood control in Jackson: two birds, ‘One Lake’?

    The rainiest new year in memory swelled the Pearl River and inundated more than 450 homes and businesses in the Jackson area in recent weeks. The flooding has been a humanitarian and economic disaster for a city that contends with infrastructure emergencies on its sunniest days. It has also reignited a...

  • Weekly roundup: Yes, we can read… and do math

    For all of the standardized testing in schools these days, there’s only one exam that measures student achievement across the entire country. It’s the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which is actually a set of exams periodically given to representative samples of students in all 50 states and D.C....