Party system, dirty ads only hurt our state

Over the last couple of weeks, normally mundane trips to the mailbox became something of a daily adventure.

Probably 95 percent or more of what arrives in the mail is quickly tossed in the trash or shredded.

Credit card applications, magazine subscription offers and loose sales circulars for discount furniture are the usual players in the daily mailbox match.

Within seconds of identifying the unwelcome invaders, most are soon discarded. Only the occasional bill or card is saved.

Lately, however, newcomers have made appearances in the pile of predictability and have garnered a little attention, though perhaps not the kind the senders hoped.

Kevin Cooper is publisher of The Natchez Democrat. He can be reached at 601-445-3539 or [email protected]