Posts Tagged ‘Marty Wiseman’

WISEMAN: A glimmer of hope for the future of education

by Published: April 19,2013

Tags: education, Marty Wiseman, Mississippi, Stennis Institute

It seems that in every news outlet over the past few days there has been discussion of education legislation passed in the 2013 session of the Mississippi Legislature. While there was no massive education reform package, numerous doors were opened. The actions this session seem to signal willingness on the part of legislators and the […] [...]

WISEMAN: Where does Mississippi fit with new county census data

A graduate student managed to ruin my last day of spring break. It all had to do with my last lecture before the break and a Census Bureau report that she forwarded to me and which caused me to reach for my calculator. The story, written by Hope Yen of the Associated Press and appearing […] [...]

WISEMAN: Barbour is right on Voting Rights Act

Here we go again. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is on stage once more. This time a case emanating from Shelby County, Ala., serves as the vehicle for challenging the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This section requires that any change in any aspect of voting procedures of a jurisdiction […] [...]

Mississippi, its public policy and the human condition

The current Mississippi Legislature seems to be giving more than passing consideration to legislation with the potential to enhance the human condition than has been the case in the past. The attention is coming from both internal and external influences. A growing awareness of the social and economic plight of many Mississippi citizens (internal influences) […] [...]

Read February 8 issue of MBJ

>> C SPIRE TURNS 25 From bag phones to 4G, C Spire leading the wireless way — by Stephen McDill Also in this week’s paper: >> VIKING RANGE Life goes on after massive layoffs, Middleby CEO wants Greenwood to keep it— by Clay Chandler >> MBJ ANALYSIS Businessman with unfinished Mississippi projects now promising $1B […] [...]

The inauguration: Celebrating our American Democracy

by Published: January 25,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, Marty Wiseman, presidential inauguration

It is hard not to be a sentimental fool when the opportunity comes to celebrate our American form of government. There is no better time to have such a celebration than a Presidential inauguration. In many countries a transfer of power or an extension of the term of office of a leader is an opportunity […] [...]

The fiscal debacle: Government working as was truly intended?

Is the fiscal cliff scenario a failure of our system of government or government functioning as intended? One need not venture far these days to hear a fairly common assessment of the current state of affairs pertaining to government in the nation’s capital. Usually, references are made to a totally broken governing mechanism. Furthermore, the […] [...]

The 2012 election and the ‘Zone of Litigation’

The shadow of Bush v. Gore of 2000 is beginning to loom larger over the 2012 Presidential election. Could there be a repeat, and what would be the consequences? Readers will remember that whole experience with the virtual tie in the popular vote in the State of Florida. Sorting out the issues related to recounts […] [...]

The world is a complicated place

The world is a complicated place. One only has to look at that part of the world known as the Middle East and the reactions to events there. It is almost impossible to avoid consideration of the potential for conflagration in the Middle East. It seems equally as difficult to avoid oversimplification of the issues […] [...]

A brief change in the political scenery

by Published: August 12,2012

Tags: fox news, Marty Wiseman, Morning Joe, msnbc, Olympics, Politics

We are in political segue time, when Congress heads home and the next phase awaits in the wings. What’s a political junkie to do? As it turns out, that answer is right in front of me. There is too much in the way of politics in the air to call this period in the dog […] [...]

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