Monthly Archives: October 2018

Unseemly Politics Belies Christian Seeming Mississippi

In 2017 Gallup reported Mississippi had retained its spot as the most religious state in the U.S., with 59% of residents calling themselves “very religious” and another 29% “moderately religious.” A Pew Research Center report published in 2015 counted 83% … Continue reading

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State Job Recovery More Modest than Terrific

Record numbers of jobs and job growth in Mississippi top political speeches by incumbent politicians these days. Yes, more Mississippians have jobs now than before the Great Recession. Yes, more Mississippians have jobs now than ever before. But, there is … Continue reading

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Anomaly vs. Tsunami in Hood vs. Reeves for Governor

And so it begins, the anomaly versus the tsunami, the hope versus the expectation, the last Democrat versus the next-in-line Republican. Mississippi’s only Democrat holding statewide office, Attorney General Jim Hood, has officially announced his candidacy for Governor. His all-but-announced … Continue reading

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Uncertainty Dims Hallelujah Economic Times for Republicans

Stimulated by Trump’s tax cuts, the national economy grew 4.2% in the second quarter (final BEA estimate), up from 2.1% in the first quarter. Corporate profits jumped 3.0%, up from 1.2%. The national unemployment rate at 3.9% is the lowest … Continue reading

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What Political Happenings Will Be Big Things by Election Time?

Mississippi politics will be a happening thing through the next two Novembers. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel didn’t seem to help himself on his national Morning Joe appearance when he said “I’m gonna ask them after 100 years, after 100 years … Continue reading

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