Opinion



STATE BADLY NEEDS LIMITS ON LOBBYING: Mississippi only needs to look to Louisiana for ideas

By STAFF REPORTS,

Here’s a tip for Mississippi lawmakers when considering limits on gifts to public officials: If something’s illegal in let-the-good-times-roll Louisiana, it probably should be here, too.

The Clarion Ledger had a solid report this week about the way Mississippi universities court favor with key elected officials. 





New Releases: April 18

By MIK DAVIS,

Kimbrough is back and ‘He Likes It Down Here’

Will Kimbrough
I Like It Down Here
[LP/CD](Soundly Music)

The one time Bushmen and longtime sideman for Emmylou Harris and Todd Snider found new footing last year as a producer with Shemekia Copeland. 



REVIEW: Book offers spirited claim 1999 was film’s best ever

By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL,

Everybody’s entitled to their opinion, especially when it comes to the movies. Somewhere out there is a person, maybe even two, whose all-time favorite is “The Boy Who Could Fly.”

So, if culture writer Brian Raftery wants to argue that 1999 was the best movie year ever, let him go for it and enjoy the ride. 




TRUE PERSPECTIVE: Visiting the American cemetery in Florence is breathtaking

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA, TUSCANY— There have probably been times in my life that I thought that I understood “sacrifice.” 

There might have been times I even though I made sacrifices. Those times probably had to do with the loss of certain creature comforts, or— more than likely— a lack of material things during leaner times.


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