Alabama, Mississippi lawmakers score poorly in congressional transparency study

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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Zilch. Zip. Nada.

That was the point tally by U.S. House members for both Alabama and Mississippi in a GovTrack.us study of who sponsored or co-sponsored 20 bills in Congress in 2014 designed to increase government transparency.

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In Selma, Obama touts questionable ‘voter suppression’ narrative

By   /  March 10, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, National, News, Politics & Elections, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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Democrats, who generally fight voter ID laws due to concerns of disenfranchisement of poorer voters, argue the threat of voter fraud is overblown.

Tell that to residents of such cities as Marion and Greensboro, West Alabama municipalities in which such fraud has proved pervasive over the years.

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Alabama, Mississippi colleges cited for free speech infringement policies

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  Alabama, Education, First Amendment, Free Speech, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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At Athens State University in Alabama, students can’t transmit online anything deemed “threatening,” annoying” or “offensive.” At the University of Southern Mississippi, student organizations must register with the Office of Student Activities a month in advance before conducting protests or demonstrations.

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Despite ‘overreach’ admission by Grijalva, climate scientists still see politics

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Georgia, National, News  /  No Comments

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Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, now says letters he sent wanting communications from seven climate scientists was an “overreach” but he still wants the scientists’ funding information.

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Runoff elections ensure majority rule

By   /  March 2, 2015  /  Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

MANDATE? Sen. Mark Warner and Gov. Terry McAuliffe won their elections with less than a majority. Virginia used to have a runoff law to prevent that from happening.

Democrats don’t like them. Republicans buried them. Election officials complain they cost more. How to put a price on a democratic republic?

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What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Alabama, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

Photo by The Southern Company

“From a layman’s standpoint, it seems to be one of those things that raises a few eyebrows,” Louie Miller, president of the Sierra Club of Mississippi, told Mississippi Watchdog. “What’s going on here? If I was sitting on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, I’d be certainly interested in what this man has to say.”

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