October 28, 2020

Joe Rogers, Author at Magnolia State Live

andy Gipson

A Mississippi truth warrior changes jobs

The falling political dominoes since Thad Cochran’s Senate retirement have resulted Rep. Andy Gipson landing as state agriculture commissioner. Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, April 16, 2018 9:34 am

mississippi public broadcasting

Mississippi Public Broadcasting is a bargain. So why don’t lawmakers want to fund it?

Some Mississippi lawmakers don't want to fund the state's public broadcasting system. I think it's a steal. Read more

by Joe Rogers, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 9:45 am

Top

I spent Lent avoiding negativity online. No more Mr. Nice Guy.

With Lent over, I’m free of that pledge to avoid all things negative. Here’s the result, with some positives sprinkled in: Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, April 2, 2018 8:16 am

Chris McDaniel

What if Mississippi could skip party primaries by allowing state lawmakers to pick candidates?

Two failed bills proposing eliminating party primaries for U.S. Senate elections in Tennessee would have given the power to select Republican and Democratic candidates to—state ... Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, March 26, 2018 7:41 am

apartment living

Lessons learned from my first apartment search in decades

The leasing manager asked what feature in an apartment was most important to me. A simple enough question, I suppose, but it nonetheless threw me. Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, March 19, 2018 7:04 am

color theory

Does color theory support Ole Miss dropping the blue jerseys and sticking with red?

A few years back, I read of studies showing that athletic competitors in red were statistically more likely to prevail than those in other colors. Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, March 12, 2018 9:52 am

elections

The case for letting ‘Birthright Mississippians’ vote in elections

All I’m asking is that we Mississippi Birthrighters adrift in other states get the same rights to vote as Americans living in other countries. Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, March 5, 2018 10:09 am

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An open letter to the email scammers trying to send me millions of dollars

Dear “Mrs. Theresa Heidi, aging widow of 65 years old,” “Mavis Wanczyk, Powerball Jackpot Lottery winner,” “Mrs. Susan Charles, from America,” and sundry others: Greetings ... Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, February 26, 2018 10:06 am

lent

Why 40 days of positivity on social media isn’t as easy as it seems

How much good can one person’s effort do? I don’t know. But it can’t hurt. Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, February 19, 2018 3:49 pm

mississippi

When did ‘the ‘Sip’ become an acceptable nickname for Mississippi? (And why?)

What manner of foolishness reduces M, I, crooked letter-crooked letter, I, crooked letter-crooked letter, I, humpback-humpback, I — to 'Sip? Read more

by Joe Rogers, Monday, February 12, 2018 8:35 am

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