Opinion

Editorials

Communities, youth could use lawmaker’s attention, too

Reforming taxes and budgeting are noble causes, but the legislative working group should add poverty to its to-do list. “The Iron Circle of Poverty” drags communities down. It can’t be solved with standalone programs. A comprehensive approach incorporating many programs would work better.

Other Opinions

We must work to heal hate-infected hearts

Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson had a remarkable message on Facebook in July about police shootings. He wanted to offer hugs and prayers to anyone who needed them. As hatred and violence was rising, he reached out with a positive message. Days later, he was shot to death by a hate-filled killer.

Letters to the Editor

Follow the law

First, do not commit a crime, but if you are confronted by a police officer, follow some simple rules: Listen carefully and obey, keep your hands in plain site at all times, do not run or resist, do not talk unless the officer asks you to and do not tell them what to do or how to do it.

Letters to the Editor

Stop shouting about Clinton’s guilt

The street’s insistence on guilt simply promotes unwarranted cynicism about our justice system and those who serve it. If angry people want to do something, they should get a law passed, but we should not allow angry voices from the street — or from Congress — to determine who is legally guilty and what the punishment should be.

Editorials

Your air conditioner is making the heat wave worse

The heat wave that barbecued the Midwest this past week is pressure-cooking the East Coast this weekend. With temperatures and humidity indexes hitting triple digits, city dwellers have no choice but to keep thermostat settings low and energy consumption high. But we need air conditioning because we use air conditioning, and that circular logic is getting worse as global temperatures rise.

Videos

Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Hancock County

Sun Herald photographer John Fitzhugh compiled images of Hancock County taken before Hurricane Katrina and immediately after the storm ravaged South Mississippi in August 2005. 10 years later, Fitzhugh went to the same places and photographed it again. This is what he found.
Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Hancock County 3:30

Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Hancock County

Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Gulfport 2:10

Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Gulfport

Jackson County rallies around Marjorie Williams 1:34

Jackson County rallies around Marjorie Williams

Southern Miss fans meet their Golden Eagle football team 2:48

Southern Miss fans meet their Golden Eagle football team