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Appeals Court blocks Mississippi ‘admitting privileges’ abortion law

Appeals Court blocks Mississippi ‘admitting privileges’ abortion law

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to block Mississippi’s 2012 law requiring abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Ten states have adopted similar laws, forcing a growing number of clinics to close. Many hospitals ignore or reject abortion doctors’ applications, and won’t grant privileges to out-of-state physicians. Both obstacles were encountered by…

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Less than two weeks after coming out in support of gay marriage, Waveland Mayor announces retirement.

Waveland mayor to retire at end of term

Less than two weeks after publicly supporting same-sex marriage, Waveland Mayor David Garcia has announced he will retire at the end of his term.

Garcia told city workers of his decision during a meeting Tuesday morning.

“After 40 years of public service, it is with a great deal of thought and deliberation amongst family and friends that I have made the…

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PLUNKETT: Where Republicans went wrong is where Conservatives haven’t gone (but they should).

PLUNKETT: Where Republicans went wrong is where Conservatives haven’t gone (but they should).

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett

“Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.”D.W. Eisenhower

Ayn Rand is most notably remembered as the author of “Atlas Shrugged”. Less than a decade after publishing that noteworthy book she published a book of essays titled “The Virtues of Selfishness” with then associate…

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Former Governor Musgrove one of lawyers signing school districts up to sue state over MAEP.

Former Governor Musgrove one of lawyers signing school districts up to sue state over MAEP.

Musgrove seeking plaintiffs for school funding lawsuit

A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010.

Backers of a separate effort to write a full-funding requirement into…

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Special Forces veterans want Democrat candidate for Congress to withdraw after false claims of being an Army Green Beret.

Dickey issues apology, Special Forces vets not satisfied

Democratic congressional candidate Ron Dickey issued an apology on his Facebook page late last week, explaining again that he did not complete the qualification course to be a Green Beret as he had previously claimed, and the Special Forces community is asking that he withdraw from the race for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District.

“21…

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The Blessings of Liberty and the Index of Culture and Opportunity

The Blessings of Liberty and the Index of Culture and Opportunity

BY: David Azerrad and Ryan T. Anderson

Opportunity is not merely the absence of artificially imposed impediments. It is also the capacity to pursue happiness, individually and in community. Adapted from the 2014 Index of Culture and Opportunity.

The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States contains what may well be the clearest and most concise description of the principal purpose of the…

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Great River Industries moving corporate HQ from Memphis to Natchez, MDA providing incentives to help fund construction.

A Memphis company is relocating to Natchez, Miss.

Great River Industries, which has had its headquarters in Memphis since 2010, is moving its corporate headquarters along with 25 jobs to the area where it currently has 150 employees. Great River Industries currently occupies 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Natchez.

Great River Industries, previously known in Memphis as Enersteel,…

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Pickering blames predecessors for Mississippi’s “most corrupt” status, says things are different now.

Pickering blames predecessors for Mississippi’s “most corrupt” status, says things are different now.

America’s most corrupt state defends itself.

We’ve all experienced corruption on at least a small scale at some point in our lives, but actually measuring it is difficult. Recently, Fortune covered a study by two public policy researchers—Cheol Lui of the City University of Hong Kong and John L. Mikesall of Indiana University—who looked the rate at which public employees in each of the 50 U.S.…

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Mississippi falls in beach ratings, MDEQ could lose funding

New federal standards may be bad news for beaches that line the murky waters of the Mississippi Sound.

The state fell to 28th of 30 coastal states last year – down from 19th in 2012 – in rankings by the National Resource Defense Council, one of the largest environmental advocacy groups in the country.

This year the NRDC for the first time used new, stricter standards for bacteria levels developed…

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DURDEN: America’s Lost Decade: Typical Household Wealth Has Plunged 36% Since 2003

DURDEN: America’s Lost Decade: Typical Household Wealth Has Plunged 36% Since 2003

BY: Tyler Durden

Does it feel like you’re poorer? There is a simple reason why – you are! According to a new study by the Russell Sage Foundation, the inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36% decline… Welcome to America’s Lost Decade.

Simply put, the NY Times notes, it’s not merely an issue of the rich getting…

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