State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright To Legislators: “Our Children Are Achieving.”

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 24th, 2017 at 6:11 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, Carey Wright, Education, Legislature, MAEP, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Superintendents

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright asked Legislative Budget Committee for 10.8-percent increase to continue what she described as “strides in improving education.”

Ole Miss Chancellor Reportedly Tells Students Favored Symbols Are Racist And Never Coming Back.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 22nd, 2017 at 5:22 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: Culture, Ethics, Feature Stories, History, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, News, Ole Miss, Oxford, Politics, Progressivism, Race, Social Justice, State Flag

Among the items in Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s list is the official flag of the State of Mississippi. An alert from the Our State Flag Foundation reports that Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter spoke today to an engineering class and had some startling words. According to witnesses, Vitter told the class that the school […]

Will Budget Hearings Reveal Detached State Government Officials?

By Keith Plunkett | September 17th, 2017 at 9:58 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, Events, Feature Stories, Keith Plunkett, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Opinion, Philip Gunn, Politics, Spending, Tate Reeves

Legislative Budget Hearing is a missed opportunity for public discussion about what state government ought NOT to be doing to begin with.

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

Christian Charity Outpaces FEMA In Hurricane Disaster Response.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 7:00 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: Charity, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, Federal Government, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, National, News, Principles of Freedom, Public Service, Religion

If you want to reel in government and curb the bureaucracy, you have to make the services government provides irrelevant. And the way to do that is provide them privately.

Tishomingo County Soundly Rejects Tourism Tax

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 16th, 2017 at 6:52 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: County Government, Elections, News, North Mississippi, Taxes, Tourism

Tishomingo County voters on Tuesday soundly rejected a proposed tourism tax to be collected county-wide on restaurant sales. Complete election returns show “for” votes totaling 672 (33.8 percent) and against votes totaling 1,316 (66.2 percent). The referendum needed 60 percent in favor to pass. Turnout was 1,988, just 16 percent of the county’s active voters. […]

Fake News Submission: New Economic Development Announced For Sunflower County.

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 14th, 2017 at 2:49 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: Delta, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Inspirational, MDA, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Tourism, Weird News

Editors Note: The following is a fictitious, or “fake news” article created by a group of Mississippi PEP readers who gather for coffee once a week. They had such fun with it they decided to write it down and send it to us. Thanks to Rose and her friends for remaining loyal readers for so […]

Why In The Wide-World Of ‘Workforce Training’ Would We Fear Our “Cherished” Government?

By Keith Plunkett | September 12th, 2017 at 6:07 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: Banking and Finance, Civil Rights, Common Core, Community Colleges, Contributor, East Mississippi, Economic Development, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, Job Growth, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Liberty, MDA, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Religion, Spending

As long as government is controlling freedom under the guise of “workforce training” and “economic development” then Crawford should expect to hear a lot more from “various freedom movements.” I’ve been quick to personally commend syndicated columnist Bill Crawford when I felt he wrote a strong commentary on a particular subject. I have to say […]

MSU Retiree’s Readying For Action Over PERS Legislation

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 12th, 2017 at 6:06 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: Hob Bryan, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, MS State Government, News, PERS, PERS, Retirement, Spending

Possible changes to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) will be the focus of an expert panel discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Association of Retired Faculty (ARF). The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. in the Hunter Henry Center on the Mississippi State University campus is free and open to the public. ARF […]

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.