An important health resource for rural residents remains in limbo because of budgetary disputes in the U.S. Congress. Community health centers have been facing financial uncertainty since their funding expired on Sept. 30. And when U.S. senators reached a deal to fund the federal government though Feb. 8 and renew the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years, it did not include the community health centers.
A timid attempt was made last year to keep elected officials from spending your money to tell you what a great job they're doing. It didn't get far. A small band of lawmakers is trying again. The situation looks better.
Gov. Phil Bryant kicked off a recent seminar at the Civil Rights Museum auditorium featuring Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. James Heckman.
What we've got here is failure to communicate. Except it's not really failure. It's actually unwillingness to communicate, fear of what communication might mean. After all, if you communicate, you might understand some painful truths -- and then where would you be?
President Trump offered few words about health care in his State of the Union address. He did mention drug prices, though.
Early in George W. Bush's first term, I was dining with a friend who didn't agree with my worldview.
This year's State of the Union address was in line with past ones: a tedious and bloated exercise in Washington pageantry that ate up a lot of cable news time despite its almost complete irrelevance to how Americans will actually be governed.
Sisters are doin' it for themselves. That, you may remember, was the title of a hit 1985 pop song. But 33 years later, pop has become prophecy.
It's been a while now since the president's doctor said that while Donald Trump could stand to lose a few pounds, he's in "excellent" health.
The moving target teachers and school administrators in Mississippi are expected to hit each year with state-calculated grades might end up shifting again midyear after an apparent issue raised from federal education leaders.
It is likely not a question you've given a lot of thought. After all, the urgency of our ongoing disaster leaves little time for speculation. One is too busy tallying up the damage that's happening to worry about the damage that could.
Amid all the uncertainty about Donald Trump's presidency, his admirers are sure of one thing: The economy is booming, and it's because of him. We are riding a mighty wave of prosperity driven by his tax cuts, deregulation and business savvy.
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