Monthly Archives: February 2011

House Dares Senate to Play Constitutional Role

Monday we celebrated President’s Day honoring the birthday of our first president and indispensable founding father George Washington. Since 1862 the U.S. Senate has memorialized the day by reading Washington’s brilliant Farewell Address. In it Washington disdains political parties. “They … Continue reading

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Hewes Fizzles, Senate Sizzles, As Reorganization Debated

While Sen. Billy Hewes’ bill to reorganize school districts fizzled, a bill by Sen. Briggs Hopson to streamline state agency operations sizzled. A few weeks ago I noted how unusual it is for major candidates in an election year to … Continue reading

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Tear Down School District Lines

Why do we treat our poorer school children like animals? Think about it. We confine pigs in pens, chickens in coops/houses, cattle in fenced pastures, and children in school districts. Not a valid comparison, huh? Well, poorer school children have … Continue reading

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Lobbyists Big Winners in Earmark War

Earmarks have been a boon to Mississippi. Consider that Mississippi, one of the smallest states, ranked second only to California, one of the largest, in getting earmarks, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense. Reports show Mississippi received $2.1 billion in … Continue reading

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