- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Cape fines contractor $1,100 a day for street-project delays; contractor blames utility relocations (5/18/17)13
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Attorney general seeks bond revocation for embattled sheriff (5/17/17)3
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
- Revival of Oran police board urged amid timecard fraud, nepotism allegations (5/17/17)4
Editorials flip over presidential appointments
To the editor:
How short is your memory? While under the administration of the previous president, you lauded the efforts of certain U.S. senators to block appointees that you deemed unsuitable. A president's appointments are generally regarded among the most political actions that he takes and are justly perceived as rewards. It is for these reasons that senatorial review is required for many.
When you vilify a political process when it goes against your stated leanings, yet applaud it when it agrees, you have committed the worst form of hypocrisy. Shame on you, Southeast Missourian. You should remember your own editorials.
MICHAEL W. THIES