Monthly Archives: August 2018

Smart Tax Policy Seems Unlikely for Road and Bridge Fix

Will our reluctant legislators finally get off their duffs and do something to fix roads and bridges across Mississippi? Gov. Phil Bryant called Friday for a special session on August 23rd to deal with the issue.  House Speaker Philip Gunn … Continue reading

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GOP Leaders Call Democrats Dangerous Enemy

Mississippi Democrats are a scary, dangerous enemy. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves set the stage in Neshoba County Fair speeches. Gunn focused his speech on stern warnings about Democrats, according to a Y’all Politics … Continue reading

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Perhaps We Don’t Care What the Truth Is?

Do Americans want to be deceived? In 2012 Marquette University ethics professor emeritus Dr. Daniel McGuire penned an amazingly contemporary piece entitled “The Loneliness of the Truth Teller” for the Huffington Post. He wrote there is a “striking conviction of … Continue reading

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Mississippi GOP Candidates Quiet on Trump Tariffs and Bailout

By Bill Crawford Agriculture is a huge part of Mississippi’s economy and soybeans are a major export. The tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, particularly on China, have resulted in retaliatory tariffs impacting U.S. exports, including soybeans. “Tariffs are the … Continue reading

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Mississippi Morality Yielding to Anger and Hatred?

“Hatred is blind and anger deaf” wrote Alexandre Dumas in his classic “The Count of Monte Cristo.” In February, WalletHub.com ranked Mississippi as the 5th angriest and most hateful state behind Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Alaska. And the Clarion-Ledger reported … Continue reading

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