Monthly Archives: January 2011

Is Learning Still the Priority at Universities?

Yes, there is a dark side to higher education. We glimpse it when we see things like poor graduation rates, high student loan debts, low placement rates for graduates, alcohol-related issues, and more. Now comes a new and controversial research … Continue reading

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Payday Loans Need Rational Regulation

“Rational regulation,” said Governor Haley Barbour in his State of the State address: “I mention these things because our goal has to be to grow our economy faster than the nation as a whole, and we can do it. We … Continue reading

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Will Dramatic Election Year Have Real Impact?

And, so it begins. The budget crisis, Census-driven redistricting, ballot initiatives, and statewide elections make this one of the more dramatic political years in recent history. The legislative session will set the stage. Campaign promising and advertising will highlight Act … Continue reading

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Technology Fuels Way Forward for Mississippi

“The way forward.” Write down this phrase and remember it. Finding ways forward out of our economic and fiscal dilemmas should be dogma for serious leaders. Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning used the phrase to celebrate the groundbreaking for Mississippi … Continue reading

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“Island of Fellowship” Holds Out Hope

A poignant scene at the memorial service for the late Congressman G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery – two powerful men crying throughout the service. One was former President George H. W. Bush. The second was Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton. I recalled … Continue reading

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