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BILL CRAWFORD: Can Trumpism wean GOP from big money politics?

Anger and frustration drive the voters who will support Donald Trump come whatever.   What I hear:  It’s about time somebody was willing to stick it to those (bad word) in Washington. And to Wall Street too. Those (bad word) in China and Mexico who steal our jobs need a lesson they won’t forget. Those (bad word) in the Middle East ...

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MARIANNE HILL: Undecided about Trump? Questions to consider

Why  not Trump? It’s about time our politicians asked “Where have we gone wrong?”   Good question and here is the short answer:  you, our elected representatives, have not been doing your job. You work hard to get campaign money, but neglect the basics. Half our young people can’t get a decent job. Same is true for those of us ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: What ever happened to The Golden Rule?

Sometimes it’s good to pause and reflect. Studying verses from Colossians chapter 3, while sort of watching the political conventions, led me to pause and reflect on our culture in America today. Paul wrote in verse 12, “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” We can still see this in our communities today. But not so much on ...

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Flag issue no show at Neshoba County Fair

By BOBBY HARRISON A litany of conservative issues dominated the speech-making last week at the annual Neshoba County Fair political speakings, ranging from opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion to support for gun rights and tax cuts. But nary a word was spoken from the stage of the tin-roofed Founders Square Pavilion about a controversial issue facing the state that splits ...

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#justsayin — New cartoon series appears in the MBJ

The Mississippi Business Journal is launching a new cartoon series entitled #justsayin by Ford Williams of Ridgeland.  The irregular and slightly irreverent cartoon series reflects the world views of a Generation Z cartoonist. The first cartoon in the series is in this edition, the first day of the 2016 Neshoba County Fair.  The setting of the cartoon is the Fair’s ...

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Gov. Bryant meets with Donald Trump in New York

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant was among a group of Republican governors meeting with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Bryant met with Trump in New York Tuesday alongside Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. Spokesman Clay Chandler declined to say what Bryant and Trump discussed. Chandler says Bryant was ...

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Analysis: Lott pushes working relations across party lines

Mississippi Republican Trent Lott wasn’t known for hugging Democrats and singing “Kumbaya” as U.S. Senate majority leader. But now, more than eight years after leaving office, he is promoting the idea that it’s good for the nation when people develop strong working relationships, and maybe even friendships, across party lines. “One of the big problems in Washington now is they ...

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Gov. Bryant backs Trump, says Clinton victory is unacceptable

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he is supporting Donald Trump for president. The second-term Republican governor had endorsed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz before Mississippi’s primary in March. But, soon after Cruz ended his campaign Tuesday, Bryant issued a statement saying he is with the New York businessman, who has proclaimed that transgender people can use whatever bathroom they want. Bryant ...

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Trump, Cruz to campaign in Mississippi on eve of primaries

Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were scheduled to appear in Mississippi before its presidential primaries, but the state has received relatively little attention this campaign season. Trump was scheduled to speak Monday evening in the Jackson suburb of Madison, ahead of the Tuesday primaries. It was to be Trump’s second appearance in Mississippi since early January, when several thousand ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — The SMORGS’ Gift to America – Donald Trump

The SMORGS are coming!  The SMORGS are coming!  Heaven help us all, the SMORGS are winning! Well, they’re winning sort of. SMORGS stands for “Sanctimonious Malicious Organizations.” You know what I’m talking about – well-funded, special-interest organizations that preach a good line but destroy any politician who won’t walk that line with them. SMORGS have taken over politics, impacting both ...

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