BY: Chris McDaniel @senatormcdaniel In December of 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt made his famous speech to Congress, requesting a declaration of war against Japan. One of the defining moments in history, it was seventy-one years ago this week when Pearl Harbor was ruthlessly bombarded by the Imperial Japanese. Such aggression came as a surprise to … Continue reading MCDANIEL: Pearl Harbor one of the defining moments in history.
The Marshall County GOP Executive Committee has passed a resolution by unanimous vote to publicly censure Senator Thad Cochran. The group lists several votes it says has "repeatedly violated fundamental principles of the Mississippi Republican Platform." The resolution states: "when any official continues to engage repeatedly in a course of conduct that violates fundamental principles of the … Continue reading Marshall County Republican Party Executive Committee passes censure of Cochran in unanimous vote.
BY: Senator Michael Watson--@MichaelWatsonMS It was sad to see in Sunday’s paper former Mississippi Democratic Party executive director turned Clarion Ledger editor Sam Hall attempt to use blatant inaccuracies and misrepresentations to attack Governor Phil Bryant for his strong stand against ObamaCare expansion. In light of the looming and troubled start date for ObamaCare’s insurance … Continue reading WATSON: Hall’s attack on Governor Bryant’s ObamaCare position a blatant misrepresentation.
BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Anyone who walks the halls of the state capitol when the legislature is in session for any length of time can expect at some point to hear the loud boisterous showmanship of Lee County Democrat Rep. Steve Holland. Holland loves an audience, and when the legislature is in session he … Continue reading PLUNKETT: Rep. Steve Holland, Beastiality and North MS Politics–you can’t make this stuff up.
BY: Whitney Greer @whitney_greer The First Amendment of the United States Constitution explicitly states that the freedom of speech is an inalienable, constitutionally protected right. This right has been consistently redefined, particularly in regards to advances in technology. The Internet, since its inception, has posed as a vehicle for speech and expression, and user content-generated … Continue reading GREER: SLAPP in the face of the First Amendment
Mississippi is one of the poorest and unhealthiest states in the nation, and its residents will face some of the highest premiums under a health insurance exchange, an online marketplace that will be run by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released information Wednesday showing the estimated cost of a … Continue reading Miss. premiums among highest in ObamaCare health exchange
BY: Whitney Greer @whitney_greer With the tragic shooting at a Washington Naval base early Monday morning, American’s Second Amendment rights will undoubtedly be scrutinized. The attack garnered a death toll of 12 and resulted in multiple other injuries, with the shooter’s motivation, as of yet, unknown. The first question Americans ask when hearing of an … Continue reading GREER: Take your best shot at gun rights
While we’re taking trips down memory lane, remember about a year ago when Occupy Jackson was raising a ruckus about occupying Smith Park ’round the clock? If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the group, and its leader, C.J. Farrar, you’ve come to the right place. As his occupiers went their separate ways, he created … Continue reading EASON: Occupy Jackson leader skips to Colorado amid potential FEC legal action.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is pushing to have $45,000 paid by Mississippi Power Company for membership to the Mississippi Energy Institute, a group recently promoting nuclear waste storage in Mississippi, excluded from payment by electric customers on the Gulf Coast. Presley raised the issue yesterday in the Commission’s regular business meeting in Jackson. “If … Continue reading Presley pushing to block MEI payment by Mississippi Power customers
BY: Whitney Greer @whitney_greer The oft-repeated phrase “political correctness” has become the death knell for meaningful debate within American society. The P.C. madness sweeping the nation was exemplified last Tuesday when UCLA’s student government passed a unanimous resolution to ban usage of the term “illegal immigrant.” The resolution refers to the word illegal as the … Continue reading GREER: The problem with politically correct extremism