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CRAWFORD: Is a taint of tyranny infecting our Medicaid standoff?

The dictionary defines “tyranny” as oppressive power exerted by government. Founder Thomas Jefferson warned “Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” Is a taint of tyranny infecting our Medicaid standoff? Compare the Senate’s actions with those of the House and the ...

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Franklin’s financial legacy for today

If you’re traveling from the Delta these days heading towards Memphis on Highway 61, it’s impossible not to notice all the casino billboards located both north and south of Robinsonville and Tunica County. Each sign screams out the message that you can walk into their particular establishment and win the jackpot. With their own unique pitch, each promises their slots ...

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