Opinion | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Opinion

Subscribe

Tease photo Civil Rights

OPINION: Bring Mississippi Into the 21st Century—Overturn Its Jim Crow-era Voting Laws

When it comes to voting, there is no denying a simple fact about Mississippi: our state has refused to eliminate antiquated laws that disproportionately silence Black and young voters.

Tease photo Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Chapter Ahead of Motherhood, Meeting My Co-workers, Learning How Journalism Works

"Life happens in stages, it seems. I'm a reader, so I tend to think of it in terms of chapters, or maybe even books in a series."

Tease photo

OPINION: Like Hard-Packed Soil, The Danger of Being Right

"Hard-packed soil does not grow flowers in the spring, nor any other kind of plant in any other season. If I am convinced that I am Right (with a capital ...

Tease photo Politics

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Jackson’s Water Crisis, What Would Ditto Do?

While Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann often presents himself, rightly, as the Mississippi GOP's adult in the room, his reaction to Jackson's water woes this week leaves a bad taste.

Tease photo Publisher's Note

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Celebrating the Best, Pandemic Style

We published our first ever Best of Jackson issue in January 2003, right after we'd launched the Jackson Free Press in the fall of 2002. Nearly two decades later, a ...

Tease photo JFP

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Big Changes for Jackson Free Press in January 2021

Along with changes on the national level, I've got several changes to report on the local JFP front, effective with this issue.

Tease photo City & County

OPINION: Making Government Surveillance Great Again in America’s ‘Radical City’

"Virtual policing means that 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, an all-seeing eye will be fixed on Jackson's majority poor and working-class residents."

Tease photo National

OPINION: Mississippi’s Republican Cats Up Trump’s Authoritarian Tree

One of Mississippi’s senators and three of its congressmen chose to jump on the Trump bandwagon, objecting last week to final certification of the Biden-Harris presidential victory.

Tease photo

EDITOR'S NOTE: My COVID-19 Story; Appreciate the Good, But Don’t Be Complacent

Well, it happened. Despite my continued caution, I ended up contracting COVID-19 the week before Christmas.

Tease photo City & County

OPINION: Early Childhood; Best Investment for Community, Business Strength

As we near the end of an incredibly tumultuous and unpredictable year, I've thought a lot about what really matters and what kind of Mississippi I want to live in.

Tease photo

OPINION: Janet Yellen and Kamala Harris Keep Shattering Glass Ceilings—Yet Global Elite Boys Club Remains

Janet Yellen may soon become the first woman to lead the Treasury Department—about six years after shattering another glass ceiling at the top of the Federal Reserve. She’s not alone ...

Tease photo

OPINION: Ask People with Memory Loss about Past Holidays to Help Them Recall Happy Times

"Many people love the holidays because they are a time to make happy memories with loved ones. But what if you could do something to help restore memories in some ...

Tease photo Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE: Rest Well, Gov. Winter. We Will Keep Your Fire Burning.

"Through the life of this newspaper and my adult years back in Mississippi, Gov. Winter and Mr. Meredith have been living history who have connected the past and present for ...

Tease photo Education

OPINION: Governor’s ‘Patriotic Education Fund’ to ‘Fight Revisionist History’ is a Trojan Horse

"Gov. Reeves is merely parroting the president's belief that there is a vast, 'far-left fascism' working behind the scenes in our schools to bring down America by corrupting its youth. ...

Tease photo Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE: Truth and Journalism on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Tate Reeves is nothing if not a partisan first and foremost, as his choices to please Donald Trump by withholding sufficient COVID-19 safety regs have shown us all in the ...

Tease photo coronavirus

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Gov. Reeves, Denial Ain’t a River in Mississippi

"Gov. Tate Reeves has done precisely the wrong things to quell this virus. He could have led his party and supporters in Mississippi instead of sheepishly kowtowing to the extremists."

Tease photo Politics

OPINION: Black Women Have Shown Us The Way; We Must Keep Feet on The Gas

"With strong progressive Black female political figures such as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams leading the way, Black women are poised to take this new decade by storm."

Tease photo

OPINION: A Premature Christmas, What Many of Us Need This Year

Humans have an innate desire to feel good, to feel joy, to feel love, to feel cherished, to feel sheltered. Those are just a few things that the Christmas season ...

Tease photo Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Joy and Pain of Fighting for U.S. Democracy

Donald Trump is just one man. The real threat is the terrifying number of Americans who dote on him no matter what he does. His supporters are often described as ...

Tease photo Politics

OPINION: Where the Real Blood Money Lies in Fight Against Initiative 65

"The truth is that the real blood money in the marijuana fight comes from political contributions from large pharmaceutical companies, ones that have a vested interest in limiting the ability ...

Previous