Thanksgiving still matters

Charlie Mitchell

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Bam, bam, bam. The trifecta of holidays. The middle one is this week.
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Post-Initiative 42: State voters sent strong, important messages

Sid Salter

The defeat of initiative 42 in one of the most combative, hard-fought Mississippi election contests in my memory is not one that should imply “victory” to either side. But there were strong messages sent by the electorate.
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Muddy waters and treacherous ballots

Charlie Mitchell

“I’ve been cheated, Been mistreated. When will I be loved? I’ve been put down. I’ve been pushed ‘round. When will I be loved?” – John Fogerty
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Preachers and other cads

Ray Mosby

For some reason I’ve had a lot of trouble in my life with preachers.
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Voting ‘Yes’ on Initiative 42 is a good start for education

Charlie Mitchell

You’d think that with a better-educated workforce the consensus key to a better Mississippi, the Legislature would leave no stone unturned in dogged pursuit, focusing its full attention on schools in this, the state that lags all others.
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MAEP should be fully funded but end doesn’t justify means

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – The political furor over Initiative 42 has been one that I have found difficult to watch evolve. In writing about public policy in Mississippi for more than 30 years, I have long supported increased funding for education at all levels.
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Initiative 42: The siren in the night

Marty Wiseman

Perhaps many of you have seen the new GE commercials that have been running quite frequently lately.  [Read more...]

GOP’s trouble in paradise

Ray Mosby

A house divided against itself cannot stand.”—Abraham Lincoln. Then fledgling Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln said that now famous line in a speech two years before the outbreak of the American Civil War, but is equally applicable today to the little less than internecine one taking place within the party he largely forged.
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Internet taxes, internet sales are two very different things

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – National Taxpayers Union president Pete Sepp submitted op-ed columns to newspapers around the country in recent days trying to drum up an extension of the federal Internet Tax Moratorium and aiming that column in Mississippi at U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Tupelo.
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Education is the singular issue for this election

David Hampton

Candidates running for state office are talking about a lot of different things, but in this election year there is really only one issue to consider  — education.
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