After New Orleans removed a memorial obelisk and statutes of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and President Jefferson Davis, a Mississippi lawmaker called for ‘lynching’ of the city’s Mayor Mitch Landrieu. That’s not the right voice.
The press and the public are out of step. We keep thinking the Legislature deals with big-picture topics such as budgets and taxation, education, highways, crime and punishment, health care, economic development.
Mississippi’s lagging income and changes to Medicaid reimbursements are hurting the state’s hospitals, including the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. Some small, rural hospitals are not sure if they will survive.
Less than 24 hours after a monument of the Ten Commandments was installed outside the Arkansas State Capitol, it was smashed to pieces by Michael Tate Reed, who drove his car into it. Tate live streamed the incident via Facebook.
APAlexa Ard, McClatchy
Man live streams his takedown of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument
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