Culture and the Snare of Group Identity

By John Glenn | September 16th, 2017 at 7:11 am

BY: John Glenn / Asst. Professor of English

John L. Glenn is an Assistant Professor of English at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, and his writings have appeared in The Federalist, The Birmingham News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Library Journal, and elsewhere.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Drugs, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Immorality, Liberty, Medicaid, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Principles of Freedom, Race, Virtue

Convenient excuses are abundant (the system, the elites, outsiders, disadvantage) and need to be unveiled for what they are. The point is that until the stranglehold of group identity can be broken, a paradigm shift, enabling people to get beyond the very real and perceived obstacles, can’t happen

Edited MBN Drug Raid Video Muddles Evidence in Case Against Hinds DA

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 19th, 2016 at 11:30 am

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Filed Under: County Government, Democrats, Drugs, Hinds County, Jim Hood, Law Enforcement, MS Attorney General, MS Bureau of Narcotics, MS State Government, News

A video, as well as courtroom testimony, fails to bolster the Hinds County district attorney’s claims that Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents planted drugs during a raid. District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith and Assistant District Attorney Jamie McBride were indicted last week on charges they had hindered Christopher Butler’s prosecution in four separate cases. Butler […]

Jackson abortion clinic owner under fire in Alabama for abortions performed without a license.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 31st, 2013 at 8:23 am

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Filed Under: Abortion, Drugs, Ethics, health, MS State Government, Public Safety

The State of Alabama issued a more than 70-page report last year accusing the New Woman All Women clinic of violating numerous rules, including making errors in delivering medication to patients and failing to ensure that staff was properly trained to provide safe patient care. The state said the clinic failed to ensure that physicians […]

House votes to allow pharmacists to regulate competitors.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 30th, 2013 at 7:36 am

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Filed Under: Drugs, Ethics, Governor, health, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics

House members squared off Friday morning in more than an hour of heated debate over whether the State Board of Pharmacy should continue to regulate third-party administrators, known as pharmacy benefit managers, of prescription drug plans. House and Senate negotiators struck a compromise on House Bill 777, and it was brought Friday before the House. […]

MS Supreme Court suspends Mendenhall Judge for 30 days, issues reprimand.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 25th, 2013 at 7:02 am

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Filed Under: Drugs, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday suspended Mendenhall judge Bruce Smith for 30 days without pay and issued a public reprimand in connection with the former city police chief who has since been charged with extortion and witness intimidation. A formal complaint was filed against Smith by the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance in December […]

Plunkett: Entitlement Reforms will raise expectations of self-determination, achievement.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 6th, 2013 at 10:41 am

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Filed Under: Contributor, Drugs, Economic Development, Entitlements, Federal Government, health, Immigration, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Medicaid, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Nancy Collins, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, Republican, Spending, Unemployment

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett Update: the initial posting of this article did not list some bills that were introduced in the Mississippi House of Representatives. They have been added. Another shot at Entitlement Reforms by the Mississippi Legislature appears to be lost for the 2013 session, proving once again that talk from some Republicans […]

Plunkett: Pharmacy Board regulation of PBM’s is a conflict of interest that should be removed.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 28th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

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Filed Under: Contributor, Drugs, Ethics, Haley Barbour, health, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is a state regulatory body established in 1920 by the Mississippi Legislature given the job of regulating and licensing pharmacists across the state. Few people would say there exists an industry more ripe for potential abuses and in need of a watchful eye than that […]

Pearl River County Sheriff: We can’t arrest our way out of drug problem

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 12th, 2012 at 6:19 am

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Filed Under: Drugs, Education, Ethics, Law Enforcement, MDOC, Mississippi, Politics, Public Safety, Religion, Spending

Sheriff David Allison, in a wide-ranging and candid interview, said Pearl River County has a “major drug problem,” and law enforcement officials can’t “arrest our way out of it.” “It is a spiritual problem and will be overcome through education and moral and spiritual teaching in our schools and churches,” he said. He also said […]

US Supreme court orders review of Mississippi drug cases

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 4th, 2012 at 6:42 am

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Filed Under: Drugs, Federal Government, Law Enforcement, Mississippi

The U.S. Supreme Court has kicked back to an appeals court five Mississippi drug cases for reconsideration under its June decision involving sentencing for cocaine convictions. The drug cases all came out of the U.S. District Court in North Mississippi over the past couple of years. In June, the nation’s high court ruled people who […]

Bill would legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 9th, 2012 at 11:04 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Drugs, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Public Safety, Tate Reeves

“This is not a black or a white issue, this is a gray issue,” said Senator Deborah Dawkins. In this case, it’s actually a green issue. Sen. Dawkins, a democrat from Pass Christian is pushing legislation that would legalize marijuana in Mississippi but only for medicinal purposes. “I think most people want their doctors to […]