Archive | August, 2012

We can crow about our state’s generosity

August 31, 2012

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I usually cringe when I see state ranking lists published. In things like income and education, Mississippi is always on the bottom. In things like teen birth rate, we’re always at the top. Rarely do we have anything to crow about, but a recent list caused me to puff up a bit. Mississippians are the […]

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Get informed with a good book on money

August 27, 2012

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Finally!!! After all the talk of dogs on roofs and birther conspiracies, maybe we can start talking about real stuff. What do we want government to do? And how will we pay for this? David Wessel, economics reporter for The Wall Street Journal, has a new book. It’s called “Red Ink.” In it he addresses […]

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Jobs are out there if you look at the signs

August 17, 2012

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It happened again! How could we add 163,000 jobs and then see our unemployment rate go up to 8.3 percent? There are three pieces of jobs data that tell us about the condition of the labor market. Two are reported monthly, and one is reported weekly. The weekly number tells us how many new claims […]

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Abstinence-only approach out of date

August 9, 2012

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Years ago, my then-single husband and his friend lamented their desert of a love life. They wanted the love of a good woman but had trouble finding the right one. In the midst of the moaning and groaning, his friend said, “But even Christian girls need sex, too!” Eighty-one school districts in Mississippi have chosen […]

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Chick-fil-A in pickle after recent remarks

August 7, 2012

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I love Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. I think it’s the pickle. That tangy, sour taste combined with a juicy piece of chicken satisfies my hunger pangs every time. My daughter is a devotee, as well. When traveling home from Yankee territory, she gets her fix at the Atlanta airport. If only Mr. Cathy had stuck with chicken […]

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