For Facebook, it’s a case of see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil all the way to the bank

By EDITORIAL,

Professional journalism is struggling, giving way to fake news. This is bad for the country. One bad clause in the Communications Act of 1996 is the cause. In Section 230, the U.S. Congress exempted Google, Facebook and other Internet platforms from our libel laws.







Federal judges should consider alternative sentencing for pain cream fraud defendants

By EDITORIAL,

Before Chris Epps got exposed for being a crook, the former Mississippi corrections commissioner made a lot of sense when he talked about finding the right balance between the crimes committed and the punishments doled out for them.

“We’ve got to decide in this state who we’re afraid of and who we’re mad at,” Epps was fond of saying.




National Newspaper Week: If newspapers disappear, so does America’s freedom

By EDITORIAL,

The unprecedented success of the United States, sustained for more than 243 years, certainly has many causes. For one, a people who believe in freedom, equality and following the law is crucial.

Without a populace who respects those ideals, any rules the government makes to try to promote them aren’t going to work in the long run.






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