Category Archives: Politics

State Contract Review Process Still Floundering

Just when you thought it might finally be safe to swim in Mississippi’s contractual storm waters, the MDE and Mississippi True contracts erupted. As reported by The Clarion-Ledger, “both State Auditor Stacey Pickering and the state’s legislative watchdog ‘PEER’ committee … Continue reading

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Rights, Entitlements, Public Interest and Health Care

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service lists the following as the rights of American citizenship: freedom of expression; freedom to worship as you wish; right to a prompt, fair trial by jury; right to vote in elections for public officials; right … Continue reading

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State Flag Conflict: Morality vs. Heritage

Former state GOP executive director, elected Republican official, and chief of staff to Kirk Fordice, Mississippi’s first Republican Governor since Reconstruction, Andy Taggart has publicly challenged his party to step up and “lead the charge in finally removing from our … Continue reading

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Fear, Hate Messaging Makes Government the Enemy

“The first principle is that everyone is scared,” said Mike. “The second principle is that everyone hates.” Wondering what drives our politics these days? Read Eugene Burdick’s powerful 1956 novel, The Ninth Wave. “A prescient and still relevant story,” opined … Continue reading

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Waller and Randolph Rumored as Potential Reeves Challengers

Rumors that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will get a serious primary challenger for Governor intensify. There’s the rumor he can’t beat Attorney General Jim Hood so politicos and money men are looking to recruit a strong challenger who can. There … Continue reading

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Does Generals’ Coup Put Warbringers in Charge?

Seven Days in May, written by Fletcher Kneble and Charles Bailey and published in 1962, portrays a tense, nearly successful coup of American government by a cadre of senior generals. A quote on the cover of the paperback attributed to … Continue reading

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Do Governor’s Appointees Not Give A Squat about His Standards?

Did you read Geoff Pender’s terrific column “Take some aspirin before searching Transparency Mississippi website” in the Clarion-Ledger?  If transparency in government spending matters to you, this is a must read. Pender pointed to non-transparent disclosures on the transparency site … Continue reading

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