A study looking at six decades of data in the United States reports that overall life expectancy has declined in each of the past three years. This is a slap in the country’s face, given that we spend more on health care than anyone else in the world.
Since the November elections, when Republicans swept all eight statewide seats and added to their supermajorities in the Legislature, some prominent Mississippi Democrats have been musing aloud about what the party can or should do to become more competitive in the state.
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Confirmation of a noticeable decline in the American birth rate — across all races and even across rural and urban women — is interesting by itself. What makes the topic fascinating is the reasons some people are coming up with to explain why fewer babies being born.
Barring something completely unexpected, President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court will be approved by the Senate. If that happens, the court will have a conservative majority for the first time in decades.