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Special Report, Author at Daily Leader


Dueling medical marijuana initiatives face a hard road

Mississippi voters will face the question of legalized medical marijuana use on a broader scale on the November ballot. Medical marijuana is already legal in ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 4:20 pm

State/National News

4 special judges appointed to Mississippi courts

(AP) — Four special judges have been appointed in Mississippi to handle a backlog of cases caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Mississippi Supreme Court Justice ... Read more

by Special Report, Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:04 am


Genuine political change agent Charles Evers was a walking contradiction

Charles Evers, who died last week at the age of 97, changed Mississippi politics in ways that are profound and enduring. Yet Evers was for ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:50 pm

Opinion Columnists

Coin shortage makes my penny stash look better

I have a huge old six-gallon glass water bottle that I inherited from my father. I use it for the same purpose that he did ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 4:15 pm


Congress considers legislation to support local news outlets

In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus checks sent to ... Read more

by Special Report, Friday, July 17, 2020 9:44 am

My Turn

It’s not about the flag, it’s about our freedom

I am a lifetime resident of the state of Mississippi. I have lived in Lincoln County for over 60 years. I first voted as a ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:53 pm


Stennis’ legacy challenged in wake of BLM

The social and cultural ripples from the “Black Lives Matter” movement continue, from the amazing saga of the taking down of the Mississippi state flag ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:23 pm


The path to changing the state flag proves views do evolve

Mississippi’s tense and emotional public debate of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the canton corner of the state flag evoked some of the more ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:26 pm


Mississippi’s state flag has become an albatross

It has been my experience over some 40 years of writing about public policy in Mississippi that we as a people are slow to change, ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:45 pm


Canceled fair is a microcosm of COVID-19 realities

Longtime readers of this column know of my deep and abiding affection for the Neshoba County Fair and the old-time political speaking under shade of ... Read more

by Special Report, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:29 pm

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