Monthly Archives: March 2013

Lies, Statistics, and Balance Budgets

“Figures often beguile me,” wrote Mark Twain, “particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, … Continue reading

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Too Many Better Off Not Working

Here’s the deal. Mississippi ranks at or near the bottom because so many of our people are poor. So, what’s the plan? Well, we’ve had many plans, but nothing much has changed. I’ve been in on many of those plans. … Continue reading

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Governor Bryant Is No Fool

Most politicians know Mr. Pot should think twice before calling Mr. Kettle names. Oh, they can enthusiastically besmirch each other’s policies and positions, but name calling besmirches the namer more than the named. So it was in Rep. Steve Holland’s … Continue reading

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Conservative Republican Governors Expanding Medicaid

“We’re not going to implement Obamacare in Florida,” said tea party favorite and Obamacare opponent Rick Scott during his 2010 campaign for governor. “We’re not going to expand Medicaid.” Sounds like our governor. But, last week, as governor, Scott announced … Continue reading

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