Monthly Archives: September 2011

STEM Education Needed in Mississippi

Know what a fractal is? How about a maser? A pion? Understand this? “Pions are bosons with zero spin and are composed of first-generation quarks. Me neither. My wife says, “I don’t need to.” What about our children and grandchildren? … Continue reading

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“Painfully Slow” Job Growth May Be a Blessing

Mississippi’s unemployment rate topped 11% in June and July. The University Research Center says Mississippi faces “painfully slow growth with a rising threat of recession.” Hmmm. Trends over the past 20 years show major shifts occurring in Mississippi employment. Goods … Continue reading

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Fudd-Like Fixes Sought for Economy

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are promoting plans to fix America’s economy. So rife is the “fix the economy” story line out of Washington, Looney Tunes should produce it. Kwazy wabble, fixes are for things. An economy … Continue reading

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Which Pledge Matters Most?

Pulitzer Prize winning author, New York Times columnist, and flat-world specialist Thomas Friedman thinks we need to “bring back Poppy.” Poppy was the late Sonny Montgomery’s racquet-ball buddy and best friend in Washington, the 41st President of the United States … Continue reading

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Ignorant Americans Can Be Manipulated

Unbalance in America feeds off ignorance. Don’t focus on high school drop-outs or illiterate adults. Think mainstream America. Last March, Newsweek gave 1,000 Americans the U.S. Citizenship Test. When 38 percent failed, the magazine proclaimed, “The country’s future is imperiled … Continue reading

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