Opinion: Presidential apathy against racial terrorism is an American tradition

Days after a white supremacist demonstration incited racial violence and claimed three lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump blamed “many sides,” asserted that the “alt-left” was also “very, very violent” and championed Confederate iconography. Public criticism and political fallout followed, with national business leaders and Republican lawmakers alike condemning his comments. Yet...

Opinion: Bringing something different to the table

Last weekend, Jackson was full of authors speaking about their work for this year’s Mississippi Book Festival, the annual “literary lawn party” held on and around the Capitol grounds. Hidden among all the talk about books was a potential path to more productive conversations about important issues. One particularly interesting...

Opinion: Rethinking social media politics

If you’re anything like me, you may find yourself hesitating to open social media after a polarizing political event. Once-tame Facebook feeds become cesspools of misinformation and inflammatory comments, with the occasional breath of fresh air in the form of a post involving puppies. This tires me out and occasionally...

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