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Save Us from Doofus Driven Debacles

“Doofus” is an intriguing and timely word. The Oxford Living Dictionary says it likely originated in North America in the 1960s and suggests it is either an alteration of the word “goofus” or from the Scottish word “doof” meaning dolt. … Continue reading

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Do Republicans Really Care About Debt Reduction?

So, is reducing the national debt still the priority concern for Republican leaders? Remember the rhetoric: “The national debt threatens our way of life; it threatens the value of our national currency; and it threatens our ability to pay for … Continue reading

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‘Shared Services’ Still No Laughing Matter

George Carlin’s word skits made me laugh… and sometimes think. His monologue about “shell shock” morphing to “battle fatigue” then to “post-traumatic stress disorder” lampoons how we have come to use less disturbing, more benign words to camouflage reality.  It … Continue reading

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Consensus Perspective Needed on Medicaid

Perspectives, hmmm. “It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time,” wrote Isaac Asimov. “People say ‘It’s as plain as the nose on your face.’ But how much of the nose on your face can … Continue reading

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Voters Are Sovereign except When They Aren’t

Strong words from Governor Phil Bryant in his state-of-the-state address back in January: “To the taxpayers who hear this message, rest assured your Governor recognizes that you are sovereign. You, by the power of your vote, grant us the authority … Continue reading

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American Politics Declining into Profiteers vs Moochers

Americans now live in a political environment dominated by extremes. One burgeoning faction, looking through red tinted lenses, seeks “freedom from.” Another, looking through blue tinted lenses, seeks “access to.” A fading faction, looking through clear lenses, fears all will … Continue reading

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Mississippi Back on Bottom in Senior Health Rankings

Mississippi is getting older. No, this is not about our Bicentennial, but our people. Since 1980 Mississippi’s total population increased 18.5% but the population of residents aged 65 and older jumped 43.3%.  This pushed the median age up from 27.6 … Continue reading

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