Christian Charity Outpaces FEMA In Hurricane Disaster Response.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 7:00 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charity, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Federal Government, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, National, News, Principles of Freedom, Public Service, Religion

If you want to reel in government and curb the bureaucracy, you have to make the services government provides irrelevant. And the way to do that is provide them privately.

Hurricane Harvey: These Stories Out Of Texas Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 28th, 2017 at 7:21 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charity, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, Inspirational, Justice, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, National, News, Principles of Freedom, Public Safety, Public Service, Virtue

Hurricane Harvey Heroes: Identity Politics and Social Justice Crapology wither in shame in the face of real American heroism.

SHARON PLUNKETT: The Leaders We Need and the Greatness That Walks Among Us Everyday

By Sharon Plunkett | October 11th, 2016 at 6:32 am

BY: Sharon Plunkett / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Sharon is a real estate closing attorney and a shareholder at Young, Wells and Williams, P.A. in Ridgeland, MS. She lives in Flora, MS.

Filed Under: Charity, Contributor, Culture, Elections, Ethics, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Public Service

You may never see my name listed as a contributor to this website again after today. I vowed years ago to never see my name here. My husband Keith is the founder, publisher and managing editor of Mississippi PEP. Mississippi PEP has been a daily labor of love for Keith for over 5 years. He […]

PLUNKETT: The Founding Vision and Conservatism’s Greatest Project

By Keith Plunkett | September 17th, 2016 at 2:15 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Charity, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Opinion, Public Service, Virtue

“I think that the species of oppression by which democratic nations are menaced is unlike anything that ever before existed in the world.… The supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original […]

PLUNKETT: MS Medical Board Fighting Reforms is Another Example of the “Fox Guarding the Henhouse.”

By Keith Plunkett | August 23rd, 2016 at 2:59 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Charity, Contributor, Ethics, Governor, health, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Service

Analysis published at the Heartland Institute today shares recent reports showing the dire situation facing residents of Mississippi’s rural areas when it comes to healthcare services. Mississippi has the nation’s lowest ratio of doctors to population, at 184.7 per 100,000 people, according to the 2015 State Physician Workforce Databook. The state also ranks 49th among […]

STAPLES: The politics of giving: Legislative charity is bad public policy

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 31st, 2013 at 8:15 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Budget, Charity, Contributor, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Rebekah Staples, Spending

BY: Rebekah Staples @rstapes “Contributions to Charity X are tax deductible.” This phrase is often part of a fundraising strategy to bolster donations to charity or non-profit organizations. It’s a good angle, you see, because it plays on something we all want – to pay fewer taxes to the government. This scenario is the intended […]

Div. of Medicaid reverses decision over at risk pregnancy program.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 11th, 2013 at 9:07 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Abortion, Charity, Entitlements, health, Medicaid, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Safety

Mississippi Medicaid officials will resume paying state Health Department workers to help women with high-risk pregnancies. The agreement, announced Friday, starts June 1 and runs through June 30, 2014. Medicaid has typically paid the Health Department more than $8.5 million a year for the program. The new agreement reverses last month’s decision by the Health […]

5,000 make a mad dash for disaster EBT cards in Harrison County

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 6th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charity, Entitlements, Ethics, Gulf Coast, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, MS State Government, Public Safety, Spending

Harrison County residents who plan to apply for a disaster EBT card should wait until authorities open up the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for a larger staging area, Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said. The sheriff met with state officials Thursday morning after more than 5,000 people showed up at the Department of Human Services on Seaway Road. […]

Group offers help out of cycle of entitlement dependency and poverty.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 25th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Charity, Entitlements, Medicaid, Mississippi, Public Service, Religion

The local community group, run by the Rev. Deborah Hanson of St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson, is one of a handful of organizations in the state that are implementing the Bridges Out of Poverty program. Based on a book of the same name, Bridges Out of Poverty puts participants through a training program to […]

McDaniel: Forcing some to fail won’t make others rise.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 22nd, 2012 at 9:56 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Budget, Charity, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Entitlements, Federal Government, Job Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Spending, Unemployment

BY: Chris McDaniel @senatormcdaniel The European nation which recorded the largest decrease in income inequality between 1985 and 2008 was Greece. In calling for higher taxes and more regulations to manage its sprawling welfare state, its economy suffered greatly. The Greek government was consequently left with an unwelcome reality — either it could pay down […]