Cindy Hyde-Smith Joins Roger Wicker To Vote Against Balancing Federal Budget

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 17th, 2018 at 2:06 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: Budget, Chris McDaniel, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Ethics, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, National, US Congress

Appointed Senator Hypocritically Promises to Support a Balanced Budget, then Votes Against a Plan to Actually Get to a Balanced Budget Today, Cindy Hyde-Smith voted “nay” on Senator Rand Paul’s “Penny Plan,” which would lead to a balanced budget. Her “no” vote comes just one day after claiming that she supports a Constitutional Amendment to […]

After Underhanded Tactic By Legislature, US Supreme Court Ruling Clears Mississippi For Sports Betting

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 14th, 2018 at 11:14 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: Ethics, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News

The Mississippi Legislature, unbeknownst to most lawmakers and citizens, legalized sports betting in Mississippi casinos last year by deleting a snippet of law that prohibited betting on any games that occur outside casinos. The deletion was made — and not announced to most lawmakers — in a measure dealing with regulation of fantasy sports.

The Redistribution Religion

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 14th, 2018 at 3:38 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: Commentary, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Public Service, Religion, Virtue

True charity, with its lack of coercion, benevolent intentions, limited aims, and true connection between giver and receiver, is one of the finest ideas in any society. By forcing it under state control through erecting an expensive welfare state, we have done no favors to the poor and made the rich and middle-class more useless and disconnected from their fellow Americans.

Governor Phil Bryant Turns Up The Fear-Factor Over Bridge Closures: “People are going to die!”

By Keith Plunkett | May 2nd, 2018 at 1:52 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Contributor, County Government, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Public Safety, Spending, Transportation

That the governor could so easily blame county officials on national television without a hint of shame over his own earlier lack of concern (until there was a danger of losing federal susbsidies) speaks volumes about Governor Bryant’s sense of responsibility.

Lawmakers Sneaky Gamble To Legalize Sports Betting Could Pay Off

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 30th, 2018 at 2:40 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: Commentary, Ethics, Federal Government, Gambling, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Politics

State lawmakers in 2017 sneakily legalized sports betting without most folks realizing it, but didn’t come back this year and undo it.

Responsibility Is The Antidote To The Poverty Mindset

By Barry Brownstein | April 26th, 2018 at 6:24 pm

BY: Barry Brownstein / Professor of Economics - University of Baltimore

Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership.

Filed Under: Civil Rights, Contributor, Ethics, Justice, Liberty, Opinion, Politics, Progressivism, Property rights, Race, Social Justice, Unemployment, Virtue

What is essential is for the poor to experience a mindset shift towards taking more responsibility for their lives. Is it not time to approach the poverty problem believing that the poor are able to make this essential change?

Gov. Phil Bryant’s Emergency Declaration Points To Heavy-Handed Politics

By Jerel Wade | April 15th, 2018 at 2:52 am

BY: Jerel Wade /

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

Filed Under: Contributor, County Government, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Spending

Why was it such an emergency that the bridges had to be closed immediately? Why did Sec. Chao herself make the call and not one of her underlings? Does Chao know anything about Brushy Creek, Tallahoma Creek, or Bogue Homa Lake? Why weren’t any of the states with worse bridge conditions forced into the same state of flux?

BGR Was Paid Big Bucks To Get Foreigners Access To U.S. Officials That Most Americans Will Never Have.

By Keith Plunkett | April 9th, 2018 at 2:40 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Contributor, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Haley Barbour, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, US Congress

Haley Barbour provides foreigners and foreign-owned companies a way around U.S. campaign finance law, just like it appears he found his own way around Foreign Agents Registration Act requirements.

WILDMON: Cochran And Republicans Resort To More “Dirty Politics”.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 20th, 2018 at 7:52 pm

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Commentary, Elections, Ethics, Mississippi, National, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, Thad Cochran, US Congress

I can’t seem to grasp the staunch opposition to Chris McDaniel amongst some Republicans in Mississippi.

Gov. Phil Bryant’s “Opportunistic” Meeting With Senator Mitch McConnell Undercuts His Lecture To McDaniel

By Keith Plunkett | March 16th, 2018 at 8:42 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Editor

Keith Plunkett is a Policy Consultant, Editor, Writer, Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com. http://mississippipep.com/profilegrid_blogs/keith-plunkett/

Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Elections, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Governor, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Political Action Groups, Politics, Remember Mississippi, Republican, Roger Wicker, TEA Party, Thad Cochran, US Congress

Whether discussions with Mitch McConnell over the seat currently held by Thad Cochran is the silliest charge Governor Phil Bryant has ever heard or not, his response to reporters that McConnell hasn’t attempted to influence the governor’s decision is definitely one of silliest things the governor has ever uttered. Because it’s flatly false.