Monthly Archives: August 2010

Mississippi Needs Every Job

Governor Haley Barbour’s announcement of 1,000 potential new jobs could not have come at a better time. In another bad sign for Mississippi’s economy, our unemployment rate jumped to 11.5 percent in July. That means another 6,000 people are out … Continue reading

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Moak Preps for Speakership

Go online and Google”Bobby Moak.” You may be surprised at what you pull up. At the top of the list is “Welcome to BobbyMoak.com.” Yes, the state representative from Bogue Chitto, population 533, has his own website. There’s more. Next … Continue reading

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Get Ready Now for Health Insurance Changes

Hotels, restaurants, manufacturers, and small businesses fear the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Representatives of these groups made it clear last week that they see “Obamacare” as terrible legislation, unlikely to work as intended, and financially harmful. The Mississippi … Continue reading

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Politicians Will Dispel Gloom

The U.S. economic “recovery”is going to feel more like a recession for some time to come. So said a variety of forecasters after economic growth slowed significantly in the second quarter. Governor Haley Barbour questions whether the “recovery” ever moved … Continue reading

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Tandem of Political Adversaries Has Clout

Media frenzy and political hyperbole may make you believe political adversaries are always at each others’ throats. Not so. This is a story of political clout resulting from “stalwart” GOP Senator Thad Cochran, “Blue Dog” Democrat Congressman Gene Taylor, and … Continue reading

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