The push being spearheaded by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove to gin up lawsuits against the state over the failure of the Mississippi Legislature to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) is one that is understandable if one simply read his Wikipedia entry on his political views on education. That information makes clear that […]


OK. The sayings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and even Ronald Reagan about civil society mean little to you. So, hear the words of Jesus, “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31) and “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this […]

Wait on the results before banning e-cigs Many people are wanting to kick the cigarette habit and have found a way to do so in e-cigs. Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes is real, although studies suggest that exposure is far less from e-cig vapors than from the smoke of regular cigarettes. Nicotine emissions are 10 times […]

A recently released study from the U.S. Geologic Survey strongly illustrates the complexities in managing and planning economic and population expansion in the southeastern United States, with projections showing population growth of 190 percent in the next 46 years (2060). That span, as much is it may seem the distant future, is less time than […]

Explicit in Chris McDaniel’s challenge of the Republican senatorial runoff result is that only self-identified Republicans should be able to vote in a Republican primary. Let pureblooded Republicans select Republican nominees and hard-core Democrats pick who runs in the general election under the Democratic banner. Anything else is a defilement of the process, the argument […]

So ends a foreign policy experiment that began with two choices in 2011. In that hinge year, President Obama decided to stay out of the Syrian conflict and to passively accept the withdrawal of all U.S. ground forces from Iraq (which he later claimed as a personal achievement during his re-election campaign). I’m not sure […]

The word “snapshot” originated as a hunting term long before the invention of the handheld camera. It referred to firing quickly at an object without taking aim. The term took on new meaning in the early 1900s after George Eastman invented the Brownie camera. As I sorted through a stack of photographs recently, the word […]

Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called “inversion,” more about which anon. So, consider his credentials as an economic thinker. Obama, who thinks ATMs and airport ticket kiosks cost America jobs, gave a 2013 speech regretting that […]