Monthly Archives: September 2015

Pick Candidates Willing to Hear “Serious People”

“He is not a serious person,” said Zbigniew Brzezinski. Who was he speaking of — Vladimir Putin, Benjamin Netanyahu, or Donald Trump? Brzezinski is a serious person. The former advisor to Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter and international relations realist … Continue reading

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GOP Debate Fails Voters

“We need the strongest military on the face of the planet,” said Carly Fiorina, one of the “winners” of last week’s Republican presidential debate. “And, specifically, what that means is we need about 50 Army brigades, we need about 36 … Continue reading

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Conservative Leadership, Faith Bind Taggart to Kasich

Andy Taggart’s commitment to chair Ohio Governor John Kasich’s presidential campaign in Mississippi should surprise no one. It’s a match made in … well, you’ll see. Kasich has been described as a “brash, bare-knuckled” leader. Taggart served as chief-of-staff for … Continue reading

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Negativity, Factionalism Undercut Trust and Prosperity

A lament posted on Facebook by a retired teacher from Madison County: “I will NOT vote for anyone who can only use negative remarks about their opposition instead of their qualifications for the office. I thought that was the reason … Continue reading

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Initiative 42 May Be a Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

At forums across the state held by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, proponents stubbornly argue that Initiative 42 is simply about getting the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) fully funded. That’s what their petition said. That’s what their upcoming, expensive … Continue reading

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Legislature Beating MAEP Proponents in Court

Legislature 2, MAEP proponents 0. That’s the score as judges bat around lawsuits surrounding efforts to get the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) fully funded. Last week the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that nobody had standing to appeal Attorney General … Continue reading

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Bryant Serious about Public Contracting Reforms

Gov. Phil Bryant continues to take seriously the reform of public contracting in Mississippi. Last November, Bryant, responding to the contract scandal that erupted from the arrest of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps, established a special task force to conduct a … Continue reading

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