Monthly Archives: December 2018

Uplifting Jackson Forum Hints at Rural Gloom

Growing economic trends bode ill for rural America. “We are witnessing a growing economic and political divide between urban and rural America,” wrote Axios last week, pointing to some significant data. “Roughly half of all U.S. zip codes still have … Continue reading

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Ramsey Reminds Us of How We Could, No Should, Be

“Civility, service, family,” award-winning cartoonist Marshall Ramsey wrote in the starry sky of his pictorial tribute to the late President George H. W. Bush. “Today, we remembered a president and what he was capable of being,” Ramsey wrote last week … Continue reading

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Monopolistic Practices Push Drug Prices Higher

“The high cost of prescriptions are leading many people to ration medicine or skip it altogether,” reads a story in the Clarion-Ledger.   An earlier story told about an 87-year-old WWII veteran with Type 2 diabetes. His glucose test strips … Continue reading

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Hyde-Smith Trumped Espy Handily in Run-off

As expected, Cindy Hyde-Smith trumped Mike Espy in the run-off election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Thad Cochran. Yes, trumped, both literally and figuratively – literally because she won handily 54% to 46% and figuratively because President Donald … Continue reading

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