Monthly Archives: February 2014

Free Community College Access Considered

Tuition guarantee programs that pay community college tuition for recent high school graduates have caught on in 20 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. Now the Legislature is looking to make the program available across the state. Tennessee and Oregon are also … Continue reading

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Covetous Politicians, Corporations and Consumers Befoul America

“You shall not covet” says the commandment. But, my observation is that such selfish desires of the body, mind, and soul befoul American culture today. We covet power, money, sex, material things, and undisciplined freedom. Dictionary.com defines “covet” as “to … Continue reading

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Mississippi Sinking on National Scorecard

As we hear reports from Jackson about how the state economy and tax collections have improved, it’s useful to glance every so often at other views. A report produced by the Corporation for Enterprise Development gives us such a glance. … Continue reading

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Farm Bill and Cochran Important to Mississippi

How important is the Farm Bill to Mississippi? The answer is the same as for this question – how important are farms and forestry to Mississippi’s economy? Well, 65% of Mississippi’s 30 million acres of land is forest land. Approximately … Continue reading

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Speaker Right on Teacher Pay

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn is right. Mississippi public school teachers deserve pay raises. “I believe that the overwhelming majority of our teachers are performing remarkably well,” Gunn posted on his Facebook page. “Now is the time to reward … Continue reading

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