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.
FOREST – Solid, productive communities are built on the strong backs, impeccable character and reliable vision of men like John Furniss Bondurant.
There’s a lot things I see and hear in the media – traditional and digital – that I disagree with. I find a growing amount of it offensive in some way. A little of it actually angers me.
As I’ve written before over the years, the newspaper business taught me one inescapable fact – for all the joy the Christmas season brings, it also brings for some a measure of regret and sadness.
Before Club for Growth and others engage in revisionist history over the question of congressional earmarks in Mississippi’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, let’s reflect on the record.