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State licenses too many low-wage jobs

“We need a new tool to revitalize homegrown entrepreneurship and prosperity.”

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Mississippi governor signs civil asset forfeiture reform bill into law

Civil asset forfeiture reform is coming to the Magnolia State after Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law House Bill 812 Monday.

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Trump Should Be Appalled by Police Asset Forfeiture

Cops can seize cash, cars and real estate without its owner ever being charged or convicted of a crime.

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Southern suspends work on proposed Georgia nuclear plant

Southern Company is struggling to complete two nuclear plants under construction. So it pulls the plug on a planned new nuclear plant. It’s struggling with the Kemper “clean coal plant” too. No announcement yet about all its touted future “Kempers.”

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Clean energy’s dirty secret – Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

…the more states support renewables, the more they pay for conventional power plants, too, using “capacity payments” to alleviate intermittency. In effect, politicians rather than markets are once again deciding how to avoid blackouts.” And we know politicians are really smart about energy as Kemper proves.

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Movie subsidy bill dies, brewer sales bill lives in Mississippi Legislature

Filmmakers coming to Mississippi will no longer receive a handout from taxpayers and Magnolia State brewers moved closer to being able to sell their beer on site.

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A ‘Notorious’ 2016 for Ginsburg and Comey

A new Greenhouse Effect. “…I tried to explain why some justices moved, over time, to a more activist posture, less restrained or principled—in other words, result-oriented. A major factor was the influence of the press. Hence the “Greenhouse effect,” referring to Linda Greenhouse, who covered the justices for the New York Times. The Supreme Court […]

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Ghost Inside Your Haunted Head

“These days, the left has no moral high ground over the religious right. In fact, I’d take a conservative Christian over a demon-haunted leftist any day, because at least conservative Christians admit that their beliefs are faith-based. They don’t go around screaming “science! science! science!” while drinking sacrificial goats’ blood Santeria-style because the rain gods […]

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Southern Co.’s New ‘Clean Coal’ Plant May Not Be Cost-Efficient

“Not Cost Efficient?” Well duh, it only costs 10 times as much as a natural gas plant. “I cannot imagine the company is going to be held accountable for a changing gas-price forecast.” Well duh, how about being held responsible for cooking the books?

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Short Selling Skeptic Cashing In On Solar Company Collapses

Johnson’s contrarian view derives from a simple thesis: solar, he says, can’t compete with, or replace, natural gas because it can’t provide around-the-clock power and because it has needed subsidies to be competitive.

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