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STARKVILLE – To say that I like, appreciate and admire U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is a gross understatement. I think the majority of Mississippians — rich and poor, black and white, Democrat and Republican — share my affection for the senator.
Ken Morgan says the only place that’s still like the Pearl River of his youth is upstream of the Ross Barnett Reservoir. That lake, built in the 1960s, forever altered the natural flow of the river that stretches from central Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico, including passing through the entire length of Marion County.
STARKVILLE – How 2017 federal and 2016 state tax cuts impact Mississippians and the abilities of state and local governments to provide services based on the revenues available from future tax collections under those cuts are questions not yet fully answered.
Who wouldn’t be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door.
Nobel prize winner economist James Heckman was in Jackson last month presenting evidence that early childhood intervention can yield a 13.8 percent monetary return for the state of Mississippi.
Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal is one of our finest contemporary commentators. The former Ronald Reagan staffer is conservative but not blinded by partisanship, and she sees key things other miss, as evidenced by her 2017 Pulitzer Prize.
Yes, it would be nice if the United States could figure out a way to keep more weapons from the hands of mass murderers. Restricting the manufacture of rapid-fire pieces that have nothing to do with hunting or protection might be a place to start.