Monthly Archives: August 2017

Do Governor’s Appointees Not Give A Squat about His Standards?

Did you read Geoff Pender’s terrific column “Take some aspirin before searching Transparency Mississippi website” in the Clarion-Ledger?  If transparency in government spending matters to you, this is a must read. Pender pointed to non-transparent disclosures on the transparency site … Continue reading

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Will Tax Cuts Ease Economic Distress and Health Disparities?

The 13-state Appalachian Regional Commission just released its latest county economic status rankings. Mississippi has 24 ARC counties with 12 ranked “distressed,” nine “at-risk,” three “transitional,” and none “competitive” or “attainment.” Rankings did not change from last year. What do … Continue reading

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Take the Wheel America and Enable More John McCains

Recited the Pledge of Allegiance lately? Once upon a time in America school children were required to stand, face the flag, and recite the pledge each morning. Remember how it goes? “I pledge allegiance to flag of the United States … Continue reading

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Will GOP Congress and Legislature Become the New “Death Panels”?

In the 1960s popular songs like “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by the Hollies, “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, and “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King echoed a growing mood in the country to care for people … Continue reading

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