Posts Tagged ‘Stennis Institute’

WISEMAN: A glimmer of hope for the future of education

by Marty Wiseman 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 […] [...]

HARDWICK: My most useful and favorite business and management books

by Phil Hardwick Published: April 12,2013

Tags: books, Phil Hardwick, Stennis Institute

As the end of the semester approaches I recall two questions that one of the smartest students I have ever had in my management class asked. I had just given my thoughts on what it takes to succeed in life. I opened the floor for questions or comments. The student asked these two questions: “How […] [...]

HARDWICK: Why do people run for public office

by Phil Hardwick Published: March 29,2013

Tags: Phil Hardwick, Politics, public office, statewide elections, Stennis Institute

The qualifying deadline for local elections in Mississippi has passed. On May 9 voters will go to the polls to select the political party nominees for mayors, alderpersons and councilmembers in most of the Magnolia State’s villages, towns and cities. It is time again to ask the question: Why do people run for public office? […] [...]

WISEMAN: Where does Mississippi fit with new county census data

by Marty Wiseman Published: March 25,2013

Tags: Census Bureau, census data, Marty Wiseman, Mississippi State University, Stennis Institute

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 […] [...]

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

by Marty Wiseman Published: September 23,2012

Tags: Marty Wiseman, Middle East, Stennis Institute, Third World, United Nations

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 […] [...]

OPINION: Here’s to taking Teacher Appreciation Week seriously

by Marty Wiseman Published: May 20,2012

Tags: Charter schools, education, Marty Wiseman, Stennis Institute, Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week has just concluded, and I will admit that the ads and short features broadcast during the week had their intended effect on me. The week began with the news that corporate profits for the previous quarter had set an all time record. Naturally, in the context of today’s economic and political environment, […] [...]

2010 Midterm Predictions

JACKSON- A panel of political analysts join the November Stennis Institute luncheon at Regions Plaza in Jackson to discuss the congressional midterm elections. [...]

Hobnob 2010

JACKSON- The Mississippi Economic Council’s “Hobnob Mississippi” swung from somber to humorous and back again as pundits, politicians and the Magnolia State’s business leaders came together for the annual event. [...]

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