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Early Interventions Could Lift Mississippi Off Bottom

What one thing could Mississippi do to have a more competitive workforce, a healthier population, more college graduates, fewer welfare mothers, better school performance, fewer special needs children, less drug usage and pay for itself seven times over? Improve cognitive … Continue reading

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Will Republicans Fumble the Ball to Chuck and Nancy?

Despite Republican leaders’ wayward fall from debt frugality into tax cut frivolity, shifting teams now to Chuck and Nancy would be a fiscal calamity. “Chuck and Nancy” is a Trump euphemism for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York … Continue reading

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Graham’s “We Know What to Do” Is Not What They’re Doing

Once upon a time balancing the budget and lowering the national debt were top Republican priorities. Over two decades ago Newt Gingrich led a GOP revolution to do just that. Our own Sen. Roger Wicker, then in the House, signed … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts Coming for Corporations, Pranks for Taxpayers

Turkey time is not over, folks. Oh, you may be stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey, but you’ve still got a big Christmas turkey to swallow. That’s the wonderful turkey Congressional Republicans hope to cook up for you in time for Christmas … Continue reading

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Stark Health Needs Get Little Attention from State Leaders

Have Mississippi leaders become so accustomed to bottom national rankings that they don’t care anymore? Take health rankings for example. Mississippi has ranked among the bottom three since 1990. You know it’s bad when the Mississippi State Department of Health … Continue reading

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Reeves’ Budget Plan Risky for Teachers and Retirees

State economist Darrin Webb projects state general fund revenues will fall for the third consecutive year. That’s unusual. According to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, declines of just two years in a row “have only occurred four previous times since … Continue reading

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Put the Spotlight on Big Business to Grow U.S. Jobs

President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress should add one small thing to the tax reform bill to truly help make American great again. In case you haven’t noticed, corporate earnings are driving the stock market to record highs. Across … Continue reading

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