Monthly Archives: March 2011

Calamities Hit World Energy as Mississippi Emerges

The world’s insatiable appetite for energy puts much at risk. Three of the world’s top large-scale energy production systems – oil, coal, and nuclear power – recently experienced major catastrophes: the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station … Continue reading

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Reagan Tonic Might Make Difference

“Simply put, the federal government is broke,” Mississippi Congressman Gregg Harper said recently. He echoed his mentor, Speaker of the House John Boehner, who said “We’re broke; broke going on bankrupt.” Sounds terrible. But is it accurate? Well, not exactly. … Continue reading

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Ides of March Bring the Unexpected

“Beware the Ides of March,” the seer warned Caesar, no doubt with premonitions of Spring Break and March Madness along with Brutus’ betrayal. Wonder if anyone saw omens for this Ides? Anyone foresee the implosion of the Mississippi Democratic Party? … Continue reading

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Union Wisconsin Retirement Less Than Non-Union Mississippi

Part of the turmoil in Wisconsin deals with what public employees should pay toward their state retirement. Governor Scott Walker wants them to start paying 5.8% of salary. Due to union contracts, they pay little now. Unlike Mississippi, Wisconsin does … Continue reading

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Do Population Trends Doom Our Cities?

Our most populated cities, says the 2010 Census, are Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Meridian, Tupelo, and Greenville. While Southaven leaped from eighth to third with 68% growth since 2000, four had significant population declines – Greenville -17%, Biloxi -13%, … Continue reading

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