Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dual Enrollment Bills Miss Target

House and Senate bills to implement Governor Phil Bryant’s dual enrollment drop-out prevention program miss the target. Bryant’s “Mississippi Works” program allows high school students on the verge of dropping out to dual enroll in community college workforce training programs. … Continue reading

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A Spring Break to Remember

This is a spring break story. I’m not a fan. Still, no political or economic issue entered my mind since a week ago Sunday, when I got back from a Washington, D.C., meeting. Mark Henry, new executive director of the … Continue reading

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Presidential Campaign Cronies: Irony and Bombast

Don’t you just love the irony and bombast in politics? Rick Santorum, he of professed faith and pro-life advocacy, wants America to covertly kill civilian engineers and scientists who work in Iran’s nuclear program. Mitt Romney, the self-proclaimed expert in … Continue reading

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Governors Challenge Air Force Cuts

The Air Force has stirred the political pot as massive defense spending cuts loom. Last week Governor Phil Bryant joined 48 other governors in a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to voice opposition to Air National Guard cuts … Continue reading

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Gas Price Politics Belie Facts

Things are not always what they seem, particularly in political seasons. Take “skyrocketing” gasoline prices, predicted by some to hit $5 per gallon by Labor Day. Popular politics blame the President’s energy and environmental policies for this trend, saying they … Continue reading

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