Monthly Archives: August 2015

Frierson Takes Hard Looks at Tax Breaks and Initiative 42

You’ve got to admire Herb Frierson. There aren’t many straight shooters in Mississippi politics anymore. Back in 2013, the House Appropriations Committee chairman called the increasing number of tax breaks coming out of the Republican legislature a big problem, noting … Continue reading

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Blanton, Court Make Higher Rates Likely for MPC Customers

For years, communities, businesses, and consumers in southeast Mississippi have counted on Mississippi Power Company for far more than electricity. The company has been a valued partner in economic development projects, disaster recovery (especially after Katrina), fights to save military … Continue reading

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Are Schools Teaching the Way to Peace, Liberty, and Safety?

“Kids get abysmal grade in history,” read the headline. “Most U.S. high school seniors have a poor grasp of the nation’s history,” read the story’s first line. Diane Ravitch, historian, NYU professor, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education said, … Continue reading

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MAEP Ballot Initiatives Invite Court Rationalizations

And you thought it absurd when the U.S. Supreme Court rationalized what Congress meant for Obamacare subsidies though the law clearly specified subsidies would go only to exchanges “established by the state.” Ha! Mississippi courts have two cases where they … Continue reading

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