Today's high school seniors were kindergarteners on 9/11 and only now with the Middle East on fire, ISIS terrorists on the loose and rumors of another major terrorist attack or attacks on the homeland has the magnitude of that day begun to sink in for some of them. Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tom Dougherty at practicalpoliticking.com: Without civil debate, a cohesive legislative agenda, and compromise, any GOP 2014 gains will be short-lived. There is no doubt the Republicans have the upper hand in this year's midterm elections. However, the ongoing internecine battle could render those gains moot in just two short years. After all, despite the likelihood the GOP will regain control of the Senate, Barack Obama will still occupy the White House. Control of both chambers will be meaningless without an effective legislative agenda, and could actually damage the party's brand come 2016 if the Congress fails to do anything substantive to improve the average American's quality of life. (No Comments) Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Ten years ago, Mississippi passed comprehensive tort reform to address a civil litigation abuse crisis threatening jobs and health care. On May 14, former Governor Haley Barbour, the Mississippi Economic Council and the Mississippi Medical Association held a symposium reviewing the results of those reforms and discussing future steps. Tort reform was a signature campaign platform of Barbour's first campaign for governor and one of the top achievements of his first year in office. (No Comments) Wednesday, September 10, 2014
No one will ever mistake President Barack Obama for Lyndon Johnson, the master legislator as president. He doesn't really do congressional schmoozing or arm-twisting. Compromise and deal-cutting are beneath him. Once he lost the Democratic supermajorities of 2009-2010 and the power to push things through Congress by sheer brute force, his legislating essentially came to an end.
Former Governor-turned-trial-lawyer Ronnie Musgrove recently filed suit against the State of Mississippi with 14 school districts signed up as plaintiffs in an attempt to force the state to retroactively fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). The Associated Press estimates Musgrove and his lawyer colleagues could reap as much as $27.8 million themselves in the process. (No Comments) Thursday, September 4, 2014
It must have been a bitter moment for President Barack Obama when he got the news that his favorite economic guru not only doesn't like paying taxes but hates America. (No Comments) Thursday, September 4, 2014
In 1998, Charlie Crist called for Bill Clinton's resignation, now he's welcoming his endorsement, as National Review observes:
"Regrettably, I believe that the president has shattered the confidence and trust of the American people," he said. "I think he needs to be accountable for that. That's why I believe the best thing he could do for the country would be the resign the office of the president." (No Comments) Thursday, September 4, 2014
Having finished our series on Ecclesiastes from the Old Testament, we will now turn to the New Testament book of Philippians. The Apostle Paul covers many great themes in his letter to the Philippians. Today, we will be looking at the reason we need this letter, a brief overview of the letter, and the introduction of the letter from chapter 1, verses 1 and 2.
In this passage Jesus teaches the parable of the tenants. He tells a story of a landowner who planted a vineyard and made all the necessary preparations for it to be a productive vineyard. (No Comments) Thursday, September 4, 2014