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SPENCER RITCHIE: Compromise is not a four-letter word

June 17, 2014

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A guest column in this paper recently contended that federal spending and its detrimental effects was the most important issue in Mississippi’s Republican primary election for United States Senate. I absolutely concur on the importance of this issue. As the father of two children under four and another due in August, I am greatly distressed […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Mississippi LifeTracks issues first report

May 5, 2014

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The first special report from Mississippi LifeTracks has been published. What, you may be asking, is Mississippi LifeTracks? It’s a newly established, robust statewide integrated longitudinal education and workforce data system. Right. So what is it really? It is a data collection and innovative analysis system operated by the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Crowers cower from tax plan

March 31, 2014

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What is needed is a thorough restructuring of the tax laws – one that is broad and yet achievable,” crowed House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan in his “Roadmap for America’s Future” released in 2010. “I believe we must make the tax code simpler and fairer,” crowed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. “We must […]

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BILL CRAWFORD — Religion bill a sign of the times

March 3, 2014

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“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine in “The Crisis” on December 23, 1776. He was recruiting citizens to fight for the Creator-endowed unalienable rights of all men to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as proclaimed by the Declaration of Independence. Just over 12 years later, on March 4, […]

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