Two hundred and twenty-six years ago, the Federalists were having trouble getting the states to ratify the new Constitution of the United States. The anti-Federalists, led by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry, feared the proposed constitution did not adequately protect the individual rights of the common man.
Competition is the lifeblood of success, so it's good news to finally see some competition in the bidding for statewide landline telecommunication services to state agencies, schools, libraries, universities and other governmental entities.
The United States Federal Courthouse in downtown Jackson is a gleaming testament to the power of our federal government.
At one end of Jackson's Congress Street sits the modern Federal Courthouse. At the other end sits our traditional State Capitol. They face each other at opposite ends of the street.
At the federal courthouse in Jackson, East Mississippi Correctional Facility is defending itself against a lawsuit claiming atrocious conditions for its inmates.
It's been a decade, but the Kemper lignite power plant debacle is finally over and done. Mississippi dodged a bazooka.
Who wouldn't be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door.
The final hearings for the failed Kemper power plant are under way this week at the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC).
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs.
A New year! 2018. Mississippi is not off to a good start. The Census Department is reporting that our state has lost population three years in a row. The losses are just a few thousand, but it means for the first time in 50 years, Mississippi has stopped growing.
Mississippi Power Company has some of the highest electricity rates in the state, but that's not stopping them from asking for more.
On Sunday, Mississippi will celebrate its bicentennial. It's been 200 years since the founding of our state.
As the deadline for procurement reform looms, local governments and contractors are pushing back. It would be a huge mistake if the Legislature caves.
A friend of mine recently sent me an email about President Obama's daughter, Malia.
As fall approaches, the days get shorter with increasing rapidity.
Mississippi is a small state where people are closely connected. I got to know Bo Eaton because my wife Ginny "used to rock me to sleep" as his babysitter in Taylorsville, Miss.
In April, I predicted a cool summer because winter had been so warm. Law of averages. Turns out, I was right.
I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong.
Another birthday. Time for my annual rumination about life.
Forty-six million dollars a year is a lot to save just by flipping a switch.
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