Edgar Gene Ashlock
Mississippi will hold two U.S. Senate races this year. That’s very important for our future, and it depends on the voters to make the choices. But with so much going on at once, here’s a rundown to bring you up to speed:
“Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.”
— Psalm 82:3
Our forefathers tried to carry out that command by implementing the Sixth Amendment. It requires, among other things, “the assistance of counsel” for people accused of crimes.
Society seems to be finally turning the battle against prescription pain pill abuse, even though it will still take many years to win the war. Gov. Phil Bryant’s opioid task force commission, which issued its report last year, offered many sound ideas that are beginning to be implemented.
STARKVILLE – During a quiet dinner here at a usually packed downtown restaurant rendered nearly vacant by spring break, I had an opportunity to break bread with one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in American politics in the last half-century – Karl Rove.
Almost two years ago I visited my hometown of Kent, Ohio. One Sunday as I walked into church, there was an old familiar face. Time had dimmed the eyes and the man that I knew in junior high school more than 40 years ago. His hair was gray and he was a little stooped over; after all, he was in his 80s now.
If you like fresh tomatoes — not the mummified ones you get in the grocery store — you’d better pay attention. The feds are coming for your farm-fresh produce. And not only tomatoes, but cucumbers, watermelons, corn — you name it.
Concerning the four-lane bill that might become law July 1, 2018, I strongly oppose this law. It will cause traffic to back up on the highways.
I frequently travel U.S. 98 East to Hattiesburg, and if we have to stay in the right lane it will back up quickly. I thought that was the purpose for four lanes to begin with.
Newspapers throughout the country are recognizing efforts to keep the taxpaying public aware of what their elected officials are doing as part of National Sunshine Week.