The script in Indiana went like this: Tea Party activists decided longtime Indiana Republican U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar “wasn’t conservative enough” to suit them and targeted him for defeat in the 2012 Indiana GOP primary.
Seems uncertainty reared its head in Mississippi’s Republican U.S. Senate primary this week. But the depth and degree of uncertainty – if one wants to call it that – between the two candidates really defines the race and points up the choices facing Mississippi voters.
Despite everything but an engraved invitation to unionize from the company, the 1,550 hourly workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., rejected representation by the United Auto Workers labor union by a vote of 712 to 626 on Valentine’s Day.
While watching what is shaping up to be a bitter and bloody U.S. Senate campaign in Mississippi, it’s important that state voters not lose sight of the fact that in the name of “grassroots” politics they are going to bear witness to a lot of folks selling “astroturf.”
Mississippi’s agriculture and forestry industries are a $7.3 billion business, employing almost one-third of Mississippi workers on 30 million acres.
Are we headed back to firing squads in Wyoming or Missouri? Will Virginia bring back the electric chair? The gallows still operate in three states – Delaware, New Hampshire and Washington. Will more follow?
Far be it for a man whose birth certificate reads “Sidney Leo” to make fun of anyone’s name, but one has to admit that “Delbert Hosemann” is quite the moniker.
Normally, comedy writers in New York or Los Angeles would be aiming this story squarely at Mississippi or another rural state. But truth be known, this tale emanates from Ohio.
Back in 2010, the Simpson-Bowles Commission offered a radical solution to a complex problem facing this nation in a presentation made by the bipartisan presidential commission on the nation’s debt and deficits at the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting in Boston.
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