Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Tale of Two Headlines

The same information released by State Auditor Stacey Pickering resulted in two quite different headlines. “Study: Economic development incentives paying off for state,” read the headline in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. “Auditor: Failed economic projects cost Mississippi taxpayers $185M,” … Continue reading

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Hyde-Smith as Senator Serendipitous as Trade War Looms

Serendipity is a word with an unusual history. It derives from an Italian translation of a 14th Century Persian fairy tale. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, serendipity was coined by English author Horace Walpole who had stumbled upon a “fairy … Continue reading

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Will Trump’s Strongman Example Become U.S. Norm?

Dictators rule. In the U.S., presidents are supposed to govern. The differences between ruling and governing are stark, e.g., Russia’s Vladimir Putin rules, Germany’s Angela Merkel governs. Unlike Ronald Reagan, our current president just doesn’t get it. President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Key GOP Legislators Must Be Fake Republicans Too

Hey, all you Mississippi legislators who switched from Democrat to Republican. Yes, all y’all who vote the conservative party line and give Republicans super-majorities in the House and Senate. Are y’all really fake Republicans? That seems to be the message … Continue reading

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McDaniel Switcheroo Shifts Hot Seat from Wicker to Bryant

Call it what you will, state Senator Chris McDaniel blinked. Despite his earlier caustic rhetoric, he will not challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Roger Wicker in the Republican Primary. Instead, he will compete in what he hopes will be an easier … Continue reading

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