PLUNKETT: How Pickering Used An Unexplained Project To Undermine The New Medicaid Fraud Prevention Law

By Keith Plunkett | August 6th, 2017 at 4:27 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: Budget, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Jim Hood, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Medical Care, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Stacey Pickering

For legislators who actively worked to get the Mississippi Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act to the governors desk earlier this year, the news of Pickering’s project was a complete surprise. Leave it to Republican Legislators to finally pass a new law to introduce some efficiency standards that might “reduce the size and scope of government,” only to have another Republican officeholder inject an additional layer of complexity before it even gets moving.

PLUNKETT: Live By The Sword . . . Petition Turns Table On Vitter And Bjork At Ole Miss

By Keith Plunkett | July 30th, 2017 at 6:20 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: Commentary, Contributor, Culture, Feature Stories, History, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Ole Miss, Opinion, Oxford, State Flag

“Both Vitter and Bjork have failed to elevate Ole Miss to the next level, temporary successes are great, but the current state of the program as well as the information still coming out suggest a very long road to recovery. Everyone in power at Ole Miss knew this collapse was coming. So lets place blame where blame is due.”

FISCHER: What HBO Won’t Tell You About Slavery And The Bible

By Bryan Fischer | July 27th, 2017 at 6:30 am

BY: Bryan Fischer / Contributor

Bryan Fischer is the host of the daily 'Focal Point' radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. 'Focal Point' airs live from 1-3 pm.

Filed Under: Bryan Fischer, Christianity, Contributor, Culture, Faith, Feature Stories, History, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion

When it comes to slavery, the Bible is not the problem. The Bible is, as always, the solution. But don’t expect to learn that from HBO.

TUCKER: The Failure to Repeal Obamacare Is an Intellectual Failure

By Jeffrey Tucker | July 24th, 2017 at 7:23 am

BY: Jeffrey Tucker / FEE - Director of Content

Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute and policy adviser of the Heartland Institute.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Feature Stories, Federal Government, health, Insurance, Liberty, Medical Care, Mississippi PEP, News, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Spending, Taxes

For health care to go through the current route: falling ever-further behind the market-driven direction of history, riddled with bureaucracy and undergoing unending pressure toward the disaster of single payer. This is an intolerable result.

The failure traces to a lack of understanding and imagination at the top. There is no other choice: the repeal and replace must be done at the lower levels of society, by people with an intellectual comprehension of the stakes and the real solution.

Former MS Attorney General Mike Moore Is A Driving-Force Behind Opioid Lawsuits.

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 24th, 2017 at 6:05 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

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

Filed Under: Culture, Democrats, Influencing Institutions, Leadership, Medical Care, Mike Moore, Mississippi, MS Attorney General, National, News, Public Safety, Revenue

The legal front widening against makers of opioid painkillers has something in common with landmark tobacco litigation of the 1990s: attorney Mike Moore.

WADE: If I Could Just Make a Difference in One Child…

By Jerel Wade | July 10th, 2017 at 3:23 pm

BY: Jerel Wade /

Jerel Wade is an educator and small business owner from Jones County, MS.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Pine Belt, Teachers

Teachers who demand the best of themselves see their students demand the best of themselves as well. No Child Left Behind should not have to be a law; it should be ingrained in the framework of every educator.

PLUNKETT: ‘All Lives Matter’: A Slave Demands Courage of Conviction From President Thomas Jefferson

By Keith Plunkett | July 6th, 2017 at 8:04 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: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Immorality, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Public Service, Social Justice

What the slave apparently didn’t know about Jefferson was the many years he had wrestled with the problem of slavery, much as today we see groups making demands without first demanding of themselves a fuller understanding of the circumstances that has led to their perception of the underlying challenge. In November of 1808, President Thomas […]

Wisconsin-Based ‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ Back At Work Harassing Mississippi Public Schools

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 28th, 2017 at 5:50 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

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

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Culture, Education, Ethics, Faith, Gulf Coast, Influencing Institutions, Liberty, Mississippi, News, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion

Moss Point School District superintendent Shannon Vincent received a letter on June 16 from an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation — a Madison, Wisconsin-based group which focuses on the separation of church and state. The letter called into the question the actions of the annual youth summit Gulf Coast MLK celebration. Within the […]

These Four Articles Published Over A Year Ago Predicted The Fifth Circuit Reversal Of #HB1523 Ruling.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2017 at 7:43 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

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

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Christianity, Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Gay Rights, Governor, Immorality, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Virtue

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower federal court’s decision to strike down House Bill 1523, allowing the law to take effect. The ruling was that the original plaintiffs challenging House Bill 1523 lacked standing, because they “have not shown an injury-in-fact caused by HB 1523.”

That’s exactly what these four articles published over a year ago on MississippiPEP.com explained.

Commercial Dispatch: State Government Officials “Reckless” Attitude Over Economic Development Insulting To Mississippi Taxpayers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 3:22 pm

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

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

Filed Under: Banking and Finance, Business, Commentary, Culture, Economic Development, Economy, Ethics, Feature Stories, Governor, Job Growth, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Taxes

Over the past half dozen years, our state leaders — through the Mississippi Development Authority — have given hundreds of millions of taxpayer-funded incentives to companies to recruit out-of-state industries. While we recognize the importance of making our state attractive to these companies, we also expect our leaders exhibit prudence and restraint. That means making […]