Sen. George McGovern, during his run for President five decades ago, urged ‘Come home, America’ — but it didn’t.
The recent turnaround in the state’s population could be part of an historic national economic transformation.
Earlier race won by ranked-choice vote, but this time a number of other factors are in play.
In short, despite positive government efforts, structural improvements are likely to be slow, expensive and economically vulnerable to labor and supply.
Political labels may be too simple, misleading.
Ranked choice voting, term limits do not faze the state’s ‘ruling class’ much, especially in Augusta.
The state Public Utilities Commission would gain responsibility and power. But what about staffing, funding and legislative oversight?
Bigger uses of power have leverage to negotiate. Residential users do not, so prepare for increases.
If an anti-abortion Mississippi law is upheld by the Supreme Court, legal battles will shift to Democrat-controlled states. The law will still not be ‘settled.’
The Glasgow summit, utility rate hikes show the high cost of fighting climate change and who profits.
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