Monthly Archives: October 2015

Harper Perturbed by Freedom Caucus Actions

The disorder in the U.S. House of Representatives even caused Mississippi’s calm Congressman Gregg Harper to become perturbed. Harper “expressed irritation with the House Freedom Caucus,” reported The Clarion-Ledger, after the caucus failed to support California Congressman Kevin McCarthy for … Continue reading

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College Scorecard Stirs Interest and Concern

Misleading or useful? That’s the question surrounding the updated College Scorecard website published by the U.S. Department of Education. (See collegescorecard.ed.gov) A look at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University data shows the following. The average annual cost … Continue reading

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Initiative 42 Will Put Other Programs at Risk

The November vote on Initiative 42 is days away. Since it amends the state constitution, voters should carefully consider its long-term impacts. Unlike statutes that can be changed yearly, constitutional amendments last for many years. Initiative 42 advocates say a … Continue reading

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Religion Remains Important to America

At recent Katrina remembrance events across the state, former Governor Haley Barbour lifted up the multitudes of volunteers who first responded to Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, then helped Mississippians recover. “We got so much help from so many people,” Barbour said. … Continue reading

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