When I first heard the Governor had joined Texas in lifting the mask mandate ( just a couple days after the head of CDC said it was too early,) I thought of that iconic moment when President Bush stood in front of the Mission Accomplished sign during the Iraq War — right before the fighting got even more severe.

We’re at mile 26 of the marathon. Let’s finish the .2 strong.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.