Monthly Archives: October 2010

Crying Time for State Employees

“Oh, it’s crying time again” for state employees. All the usual stuff has been cut, after mid-year budget cuts by the Governor last year and appropriation cuts by the Legislature this year. “Dear Agency Directors,” began Governor Haley Barbour’s unsettling … Continue reading

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Mississippi’s Dwindling Power in Congress

It’s always been about power. It used to be about personal power through seniority. Now it’s about party power and control. That outside money flowing into Mississippi congressional campaigns has little to do with the candidate, his experience, his character, … Continue reading

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Real Leadership for Real America

Soon after Clifton Taulbert spoke to university and college leaders, Jerry Aull did the same for business and community leaders. These were two distinctly different speakers addressing two very different gatherings in Meridian about the same topic…leadership. Taulbert, a Glen … Continue reading

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Algorithms Open Door for Ol’ Man Trouble

In 1930, George Gershwin got rhythm, singing “Ol’ Man Trouble, I don’t mind him. You won’t find him ‘round my door.” Guess you call that wishful singing? In 1930 the Great Depression was just cranking up following the 1929 stock … Continue reading

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Growing Majority Prefers Ole Miss and State

Dan Jones and Mark Keenum may need to bring body guards with them to future university presidents’ meetings. Last fall, for the first time this century, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, together, enrolled more than half the university students in … Continue reading

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