Weaponizing “Scorecards” and the Folks that Lie About Them

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Cindy Hyde-Smith and her friends in the establishment. After receiving three consecutive failing grades from NumbersUSA, Americans for Prosperity, and Mark Levin’s Conservative Review, the Hyde-Smith campaign finally grabbed a breath of fresh air with the BIPEC release of their annual legislative scorecard. Upon first glance, BIPEC’s […]

MSGOP Chairman Comments on Mississippi’s Republican Primary Results

JACKSON, MS – Mississippi Republican Party Chairman (MSGOP) Lucien Smith released the following statement tonight following the results of Mississippi’s primary elections: “I commend each Republican candidate for their dedication and willingness to serve, and congratulate the winners on their hard-earned victories,” said Smith. “I am confident that our nominees have the resolve and leadership […]

Blawggatical

For two years I planned to take a 6-week sabbatical in the summer of 2015 to thru hike the Colorado Trail. It didn’t work out. I had hip problems that made hiking impossible from 2014-2016. It didn’t matter. My wife developed serious health problems that would have pulled me off the trail if I had […]

Southern Company Shedding Assets to Cover Kemper Plant Losses

Bigger Pie Forum | Southern Company Shedding Assets to Cover Kemper Plant Losses | BPF   When Mississippi Power’s parent firm, the Southern Company, acquired natural gas distributor AGL Resources for $12 billion, the company was still navigating the rocky shoals of the Kemper Project clean coal power plant and building two additional reactors for […]

Legalizing Sports Betting

Bigger Pie Forum | Legalizing Sports Betting | BPF   Mississippi could be a national trendsetter thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows states to legalize sports betting. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Murphy vs. National Collegiate Athletic Association that the federal ban on sports gambling in all states except Nevada needed to be struck down. The […]

Primary Election Day Reminders

Polls open for the 2018 Primary Elections at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Mississippians can cast a ballot for candidates seeking party nomination for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats. Polls close at 7:00 p.m. Any voter in line at 7:00 p.m. is entitled to cast a ballot. Senate and Congressional Primary Elections […]