Monthly Archives: March 2010

Weather, and Politics, Can Be So Ag-gravating

I know y’all think us columnists think we know everything. We don’t. We scratch around, dig up ideas, then toss them up as column salads. That lets you, the reader, swallow the whole thing or just the good parts. I … Continue reading

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A Glimmer of Good Economic News

“Worry, worry, worry, worry. Worry just will not seem to leave my mind alone” – from Ray Lamontagne’s “Trouble”. Sure fits our economy. Unemployment hit 12% in January. All but eight counties reported double digit unemployment; four had over 20%. … Continue reading

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Charter Schools — Yes or No?

Can “charter” or “innovative” schools save the day? The Legislature has been pondering this question. Most states, 39, have charter school laws. Mississippi had one, but it expired. Despite Senate support, the House balked at renewing the law…until this year. … Continue reading

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No Golden Eggs on Mississippi’s Bunny Trail

Hippity hoppity. It’s bunny season…with enough candy, egg hunts, candy, frilly dresses, and candy to make children and adults unduly hoppity and hippity. Hmmm. Do you reckon our over-commercialized fascination with goodies from the Easter Bunny (and Santa Claus) is … Continue reading

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