BY: John Horvat Everyone agrees that there is something different about today’s angry politics. The ordinary issues that have shaped the political debate for years have largely remained the same. The economy is still in bad shape, terrorism remains a top concern and the deficit is still growing as fast as ever. The mood … Continue reading HORVAT: Broken Trust: The Cause of Angry Politics
BY: Chris McDaniel @senatormcdaniel Though widely misunderstood, passing a bond bill is akin to using a credit card. And this past legislative session, we charged our card in a wild and reckless manner. State government added $582 million to its debt with the passage of two bond bills. In HB 1729, more than $308 million … Continue reading MCDANIEL: Long term impact of corporate welfare is a stagnant economy.
BY: Joy Pullman In the United States, 42 percent of three-year-olds, 68 percent of four-year-olds, and 84 percent of five-year-olds attend a pre-primary program. But if you’re reading articles titled “How to Pick a Preschool,” your child does not need preschool. That’s just a fact. The preschool research field is aimed overwhelmingly at children … Continue reading PULLMAN: Children need parents before pre-school.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. . . . those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."~C.S. Lewis The public debate over the … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Virulent opponents of HB 1523 are only ones demanding that individuals pick sides in same-sex marriage debate.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Here we are, weeks away from choosing a Republican nominee for President of the United States, and simultaneously experiencing what appears to be the destruction (and hopefully at a point very soon some evidence of renewal) of the GOP. Tactics used here in Mississippi by political operatives in 2014 in the … Continue reading PLUNKETT: The old way forward is the only way forward.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett A friend and I emailed back and forth a bit earlier in the week. He was from Mississippi originally, but no longer is here due to work elsewhere. Ironically, he and I got to know one another after he had left the state. He paid me a very friendly compliment on … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Playing the Trump Card
BY: Chris McDaniel @senatormcdaniel Donald Trump has proven to be a political game changer. His willingness to take on the establishment is inspiring. Along with millions of others, he has garnered my attention. He endorsed me in my race for Senate, and I remain grateful for his support. But his continued insistence on defending … Continue reading MCDANIEL: Trump’s Position on Eminent Domain is Troubling
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett I was honored when Senator Ted Cruz asked me to help with his campaign for President here in Mississippi as his state co-chairman. I've actively worked and volunteered for political campaigns in Mississippi now for over a decade; at times my participation has been as simple as offering a helping hand … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Cruz has proven his leadership and character to conservatives.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett | UCF Staff @Keithplunkett Just when you thought the venom spewed by Alan “I see racists” Lange couldn’t get any sillier . . . Okay, okay . . . we knew it could get sillier. Now Lange has written a commentary about Senator Melanie Sojourner filing an election challenge in the … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Lange’s misogyny is a slap in the face of all Mississippi Republican women.
BY: Benjamin Domenech It is difficult to give thanks in a time that seems so dark. War, terror, and genocide stalk nearly every corner of the globe. The insecurity we felt after 9/11 is amplified by the fears, for the first time in a generation, of great-power war — or even world war. China … Continue reading DOMENECH: Give Thanks