The Legacy of the Welfare State and the Loss of Mississippi Grit

By Keith Plunkett | September 8th, 2017 at 6:10 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: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Education, Faith, Feature Stories, Federal Government, History, Influencing Institutions, Justice, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

Mississippi’s current level of dependence — in terms of state government and in terms of individual — prove the welfare state accomplished what slavery and Jim Crow couldn’t.

Hampton: Every Issue MS Legislature Dealt With In Special Session Existed In “Regular” Session

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 12th, 2017 at 8:39 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, Governor, Gulf Coast, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, MS State Government, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican

I would have thought a political party with super majorities in the House and Senate and control of all statewide office with the exception of the Attorney General’s Office could hide their shenanigans in plain sight. Turns out, it was disagreement in the Republican Party that led to the special session.

PLUNKETT: The Trouble With Not Knowing, Or Caring, About History

By Keith Plunkett | May 4th, 2017 at 3:45 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: Civil Rights, Contributor, Culture, Democrats, Feature Stories, History, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Progressivism, Race, State Flag

The world is full of people who pine-on about charting futures, and the importance of moving on, not living in the past, super new government programs, and the like. But history is the only certainty from which we learn. The future is a much easier place to be for those who haven’t studied the lessons of the past, and therefore aren’t prepared to make an impact on the present.

ANDERSON: Will President-Elect Trump’s Selection For Secretary of Education Lead Dismantling of Common Core As Promised?

By Rita Anderson | December 15th, 2016 at 1:08 pm

BY: Rita Anderson / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Clinton resident, past president of Clinton Chamber, active in Morrison Heights Baptist Church and secretary of Hinds County Republican Women.

Filed Under: Carey Wright, Christianity, Common Core, Contributor, Education, Ethics, Federal Government, Leadership, MDE, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi PEP, National, Opinion, Politics, Rita Anderson, School Choice

President-elect Trump’s commitment to ‘Make America Great Again!’ is no longer a campaign slogan but a promise repeated throughout his current thank-you tour across the country. And he’s added more detail to just what he means by great. Great means strong – economically and militarily. Great means safe – at our borders and in our […]

June 11-On this day in Mississippi History . . .

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 11th, 2013 at 8:25 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: Democrats, History, Legislature, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi State House, Philip Gunn, Politics

in 2012, the Mississippi House Management Committee voted to pay Democrat Rep. Billy Broomfield’s expenses to a 2012 Southern Legislative Conference in Charleston, West Virginia after another black Democrat warned that Black Caucus members could obstruct business in the 2013 legislative session over the denial. “I think you need to go ahead and let him […]

Supreme Court won’t hear Mississippi NAACP challenge to legislative redistricting.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 20th, 2013 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: Civil Rights, Elections, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, MS State Government, Politics, Race

The Supreme Court won’t order new legislative elections in Mississippi over complaints about the timing of the state’s redistricting. The Mississippi NAACP had challenged the state’s 2011 state elections because the Legislature did not immediately use the 2010 census to draw new district lines in 2011. The state House and Senate instead argued for several […]

JSU to rename Community Service Program in honor of late Senator Alice Harden.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 10th, 2013 at 7:15 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: Democrats, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Public Service

Jackson State University is paying tribute to the late state Sen. Alice Harden by naming its community service program after her. A ceremony will be held April 17 dedicate the Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning. Harden was a Jackson Democrat and JSU graduate. She became the first black woman to […]

Gates: Odd coalition kills loan fee bill.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 8th, 2013 at 6:43 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: Andy Gipson, Banking and Finance, Democrats, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Public Service, Religion, Republican, TEA Party

During the last week of the Mississippi legislative session, an odd coalition came together to help kill a controversial bill that would have allowed small loan companies to charge fees amounting to an annual percentage rate of up to 99 percent on loans from $500 to $4,000 that are mostly taken out by low-income, working […]

Mississippi Democratic Trust planning weekly forum with legislators.

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 12th, 2013 at 9:21 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: Democrats, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics

Democrats no longer hold a majority in the Legislature, but they said Thursday at a Democratic-sponsored mental health forum at the state Capitol that they plan to conduct weekly forums on key issues impacting the state. “We are trying to be independent thinkers in the House and Senate,” said state Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, […]

Dem State Senator Jordan continues fight against Voter ID

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 9th, 2012 at 5:53 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: Democrats, Federal Government, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Politics, Republican, Voter Fraud, Voter ID

The issue of voter ID and other election law changes became a battle cry for delegates to the Democratic National Convention, who vowed to return to their home states and continue the battle against the measures. “The only thing people need to take to the polls is themselves,” said David Jordan, a state senator and […]