Monthly Archives: January 2013

Collins Would Freeze, Not Cut, 13th Checks

State Senator Nancy Collins of Tupelo is courageously preparing legislation to address growing financial problems with the state retirement system (PERS). She said her goal was to start a conversation about PERS’ long-term sustainability. “This is the elephant in the … Continue reading

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Veteran Hagel Deserves a Fair Hearing

A week ago Monday, President Barack Obama nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, calling him “an American patriot.” The prior Sunday, Senator Roger Wicker tweeted that he would “strongly oppose” the nomination. “Chuck Hagel would be … Continue reading

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Political Acts of Problematic Perspicacity

Jenny says to Forrest Gump, “Are you stupid or something?” Forrest replies, “Mama says, ‘Stupid is as stupid does.’” Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to establish a … Continue reading

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Highways, Like Hospitals, Need Support

Happy New Year, the price of gasoline is falling. Why? Supply is up. Why? Remarkably, with the election over, all our refineries are running near full capacity. Gas prices are one of those things we like to whine about but … Continue reading

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Peace, Goodwill Under Fire

“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time … Continue reading

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