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TODD SMITH — Here’s a sneak peak at The Super Bowl 50 ads

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Whether it’s cars, chips or beer, ,the usual super suspects are lining up to make the 50th Super Bowl more than a game to remember – at least when it comes to the ads. With the Super Bowl set for Sunday, advertisers have given us  a peek at what they’ve got planned. They have a lot at stake as they ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Truth management skews reality

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Since the earliest days of civilization “truth management” has been practiced by governments and religions to further their own interests.  Decades ago, the Soviet Union’s disinformation and revisionist history activities stood out. Today truth management pervades international communications, with Putin’s Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIL among the stand outs.   The practice of truth management has proliferated to organizations throughout ...

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Trump set to campaign Jan. 2 in Biloxi

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump works the crowd at the conclusion of his second campaign visit to Georgia at the Macon Centreplex Coliseum Nov. 30, 2015, in Macon, Ga.  Trump is scheduled to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Jan. 2. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

BILOXI — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to campaign just after the New Year on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Trump’s website says Monday that he will appear at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi. Tickets are available online. Mississippi’s presidential primaries are March 8. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Christian behavior lacking in too many Republicans

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Group calls for Nativity scene to be removed from Harrison County courthouse,” read the Biloxi Sun-Herald headline.    Seems a humanist, freedom-from-religion group wanted the scene removed because, “Nativity scenes in courthouses, like any blatantly religious display on public property, show government favoritism toward religion and to Christianity in particular,” according to Monica Miller, senior counsel at the Appignani Humanist Legal ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — GOP debate fails voters

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, and Donald Trump joke during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

“We need the strongest military on the face of the planet,” said Carly Fiorina, one of the “winners” of last week’s Republican presidential debate. “And, specifically, what that means is we need about 50 Army brigades, we need about 36 Marine battalions, we need somewhere between 300 and 350 naval ships, we need to upgrade every leg of the nuclear ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Mississippi goes cray-cray for Gray

Robert Gray of Jackson, Miss., who won the Democratic primary for governor, stands outside the governor's office at the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Gray, a long distance truck driver, was a surprise winner, having spent virtually no money on advertisement and doing a limited amount of campaigning. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

This past Tuesday, Robert Gray, an unmarried truck-driver, whose own mother had no idea he was even running for public office, won the Democratic primary for governor. Since winning, Gray’s been called a Republican plant, a stooge for the “Legalize Cannabis” Initiative 48 crowd, and been accused of not being serious about his candidacy. Gray did not even vote in ...

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DAVID DALLAS: Mississippi Republicans speak on the GOP presidential candidates

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Some of the nation’s best and brightest Republican operatives call Mississippi home. Of course, the biggest of the best and brightest is our former Governor and Yazoo City native, Haley Barbour. The former Chairman of the RNC and successful lobbyist, Barbour knows a thing or two about politics. Barbour says there are “no true frontrunners” in the GOP Primary. He ...

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MARTY WISEMAN – Republican candidates and the Affordable Care Act: the plot thickens

With each passing day, the anticipation of the first debate among the 15 or 16 Republican presidential candidates grows more intense.  Under the Fox format only the top 10 will make onto the stage.  Where would we political junkies be without Donald Trump?  When the GOP hopefuls stormed out of the blocks one could fairly easily guess what the major ...

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Haley Barbour as GOP’s next Big Tent builder?

  Tuesday night’s vote counting ended with some Republican Party strategists coming to a single conclusion: The GOP’s viability hinges on it turning to a grown-up leader who can preach a gospel of inclusiveness. That would be Haley Barbour, they say. The former party chairman and two-term Mississippi governor bailed out as a potential GOP 2012 candidate in time to ...

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