Monthly Archives: June 2015

“25 Things” Meaningful Exercise

One of those Facebook things said to choose 25 random things and distribute to friends. It can be a meaningful exercise. Here were mine: Snowflakes, DNA, weather. Always different. But consistent patterns. Chaos bounded by order. Free will enveloped by … Continue reading

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Sequester Fight May Lead to Next BRAC Round

The sequester – you do remember the controversial budget sequester – has Republican deficit hawks and military hawks squabbling. If the deficit hawks win, military spending will be slashed, impacting military bases and industries throughout the nation. If military hawks … Continue reading

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Politicians Right to Question Oxford Houses

Paul Molloy was a drunk working on Capitol Hill.  He ended up in a psych ward, then a county-run halfway house. When the county closed the house, Molloy and fellow residents sought to keep it open. They agreed to share … Continue reading

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Legislature Not at Fault for Bad Reading Scores

In schools districts that fared poorly on the 3rd grade reading tests, many school officials and parents blame lack of funding by the legislature. For example, Superintendent Powell Rucker attributed Holmes County’s 59% passing rate to student poverty, lack of … Continue reading

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GOT ‘EM Posts on Hattiesburg Deaths Hateful

“GOT ’EM” shrieked the Facebook post by a Subway worker in Laurel. “Two police officers shot tonight in Hattiesburg.! – GOT ’EM” read the whole post. (Subway said it fired the employee.) This was Laurel, Mississippi, not Ferguson, Missouri, or … Continue reading

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