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Could Tariffs, Special Election Cause November Surprises?

No surprises in the run-off elections last week with Michael Guest easily defeating Whit Hughes in the 3rd District Republican Primary run-off and David Baria coming back to defeat upstart Howard Sherman handily in the Senate Democratic Primary run-off. Unless … Continue reading

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Electing Champions for Military Assets Important to Mississippi

“The defense authorization act is one of the most consequential bills that Congress considers each year,” wrote Sen. Roger Wicker in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. “I championed several provisions in this year’s bill to advance our defense strategy and … Continue reading

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Other States’ Republican Leaders Stand Up to Trump Tariffs

Trump tariffs and retaliatory tariffs are no big deal for Mississippi say key Republican leaders. “Everything will work out,” is their mantra. Meanwhile, Trump tariffs kicked in June 1st on steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) imports from the European Union, … Continue reading

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Will Negative Issues Make Election Run-offs Interesting?

Low turnout Democratic and Republican primaries last week yielded two surprises. Political novice Howard Sherman was the surprise leader in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Described by the Clarion-Ledger as the “Los Angeles-native venture capitalist and husband of Emmy … Continue reading

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Koch Thought Machine Will Influence Mississippi Elections

When it comes to government, Charles and David Koch want to influence, some say control, the political thoughts of all Americans. Yes, including Mississippians. The Koch brothers and their super wealthy compatriots are spending billions of dollars to inform, many … Continue reading

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Wrong School Fixes Will Keep Our Children Shamefully Behind

Emerging initiative “Empower Mississippi” is right that many children do not “flourish” in Mississippi public schools. But the fix it wants is wrong. Just as the fix proposed by the “Better Schools, Better Jobs” initiative was wrong. Neither creating a … Continue reading

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Wanna Bet on Who’s Not Gonna Run in 2019?

Not gonna run in 2019 season is upon us. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs started it. He announced early this month he is not gonna run for Lt. Governor or any other statewide office next year. While Petal Mayor Hal Marx … Continue reading

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