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Mississippi notable for its 2012 ‘blueness,’ Rove says

Sakes alive! Mississippi’s turning blue? Not really – but it did make “blue” history of sorts in Tuesday’s presidential election. It had the distinction of being only one of two states to go a bit more blue than in the 2008 election, GOP strategist Karl Rove notes his post-election assessment of nationwide voting. Here is what Rove said on his ...

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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 and the attempts to visually ...

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Presidential election: Much is at stake for Mississippi

Some would call it The Mississippi Paradox. One the one hand, we say we want the federal government off our backs, yet on the other we say want more dollars coming to Mississippi from Washington. The presidential election will dramatically have an effect on both these statements. One of the first civic lessons we learn about our unique form of ...

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Read October 22 issue of MBJ

REAL ESTATE A look back at Greenville squatting attempts — by Ted Carter SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Guaranty loan amounts surpass pre-recession levels— by Ted Carter HOUSING Habitat affiliates to file housing trust fund bill in January— by Clay Chandler DOWNTOWN JACKSON Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Edison Walthall Hotel— by Ted Carter SPORTS Kooky race to color bomb Zippity Doo ...

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The presidential debates: Game, set, match?

The suspense is so intense you can cut it with a knife. The atmosphere as we move through the month of presidential debates is more riveting than the Super Bowl, The World Series and the NBA Championship game combined. At least that is the case if you are an even marginally engaged political junkie. What makes these 2012 debates take ...

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WISEMAN: On 10th Amendment issues states are doing just fine

One surefire way to gain the sympathy of the voters during election season is for a candidate to bemoan the fact that the evil ole federal government is brutishly suffocating the states under the heel of its boot. Given the recent rhetoric of certain candidates and the flurry of activity by the states now is a good time to assess ...

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Mississippi's moment in the political sun

It was sort of like the occasional total eclipse of the sun, an event that occurs only rarely and when it does everyone makes it a point to watch because it will be a while before it happens again. Of course I am referring to the Republican Presidential primary that played out in Mississippi during the week culminating in the ...

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