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

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

#NeverTrump Henry Barbour Joins Roger Wicker

By Ryan Walters | March 11th, 2018 at 4:32 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Campaign Finance, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Elections, Ethics, Feature Stories, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Political Action Groups, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, Ryan Walters, US Congress

FEC filings for a new Super PAC to support Roger Wicker – the Mississippi Victory Fund – Shows the address to be that of Capitol Resources, the lobbying firm of Henry Barbour in Jackson.

Greentech Automotive Files For Bankruptcy, Owes Mississippi $5 Million.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 1st, 2018 at 4:45 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: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Development, Ethics, Federal Government, MDA, Mississippi, News

Greentech Automotive shut down its Mississippi plant last year. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing also lists almost $5 million in debt owed to the state of Mississippi and Tunica County, which offered it economic development incentives to open a manufacturing facility there.

Wicker, Brasell Lies On Day One

By Ryan Walters | February 28th, 2018 at 7:12 pm

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of "The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic." Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Contributor, Elections, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Roger Wicker, Ryan Walters, US Congress

Soon after Chris McDaniel announced his candidacy for the US Senate, Roger Wicker and his campaign manager, Justin Brasell, issued statements, which were chock full of lies and half-truths.

Why You Are Not Entitled To Your Bitterness

By Barry Brownstein | February 25th, 2018 at 3:34 am

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: Contributor, Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, Mississippi PEP, Opinion

Accept the fact that neither you nor anyone else has gone very far in understanding the freedom philosophy and explaining it clearly. Frankly, all of us are babes in the woods. The best any of us can do is to concentrate on achieving maturity, on becoming better.

Education Funding In Legislature Brings Lawyers, PAC’s And Lobbyists Even When Lawmakers Agree.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 22nd, 2018 at 6:34 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, Commentary, Democrats, Education, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Opinion, Political Action Groups, Politics, Republican, School Choice, Spending

Given the stakes in something like the education funding formula rewrite, can we not get a better effort at cooperation? If you’ve listened very closely to the education funding formula debate the last year or so, barely audible under the din, nearly all parties have at one point or another said they agree in overall […]

Higher Percentage Of Americans Distrust Media Than Public In Any Other Country

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2018 at 8:35 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: Culture, Ethics, Influencing Institutions, National, News

A Pew Research study shows countries, political identification tends to be the strongest divider of media attitudes, more so than education, age or gender. Political party systems vary considerably across countries, but one consistent measure for comparing political divides is support for the governing party or parties. Individuals who identify with the governing party or […]

Debate Over School Choice Legislation Could Get Contentious

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 10th, 2018 at 4:41 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: Education, Ethics, Legislature, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, School Choice

Influential school choice advocates are pushing to allow all families in Mississippi to have the option of using state funds for private schools.

Tupelo Mayor Delays City Council Order To Fly State Flag, Then Abruptly Orders It Removed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 9th, 2018 at 12:27 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: Ethics, History, Lee County, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, News, State Flag

An order approved on a racially divided 5-2 vote in 2016 ordered that the Mississippi state flag would fly on any municipal property with more than one flag pole. Shelton stated during a press conference Tuesday that the council’s previous decision was an order not an ordinance and is thus not binding on a new term.