Fed pressure prompts Bryant to declare state of emergency for deteriorating Mississippi bridges

It's a sad state of affairs when a Trump administration generally hellbent on deregulation has to press Mississippi to address its horrendous roads-and-bridges infrastructure situation. Yesterday, Gov. Bryant, citing inaction by local jurisdictions, declared an unprecedented state of emergency and ordered the Department of Transportation to shut down 83 dangerously deteriorated county bridges; more bridges … Continue reading Fed pressure prompts Bryant to declare state of emergency for deteriorating Mississippi bridges

As elections approach, expect more craziness from Trump

The president is running scared.  How better to explain the erratically raging tweet-storms on criminal immigrants, Amazon and other "stupid" businesses, NAFTA trade deficits, and, of course, the fake-news-loving, enemy-of-the-people media? A lot is riding on the outcome of the November mid-term elections.  If the Senate flips to a Democratic majority, a real possibility, it … Continue reading As elections approach, expect more craziness from Trump

NASW Mississippi Chapter wants universal health care

At its most recent meeting, the board of directors of the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers adopted the following position statement: The current U.S. health care system is broken.  Despite the advances of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans remain uninsured, and many millions more are underinsured, unable to afford … Continue reading NASW Mississippi Chapter wants universal health care

Medicaid Work Requirements Attack the Working Poor

{COMMENTARY} Call it what it is, class war.  Fresh from imposing a massively regressive tax “reform” masquerading as a boon to America’s middle class, a heady Trumpian political rightwing is ready for its next assault on citizen well-being – new federal rules (strictly speaking, waivers) allowing states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Critics … Continue reading Medicaid Work Requirements Attack the Working Poor