Justice, Your Story

Freedom after 19 years in prison

Joanna Holbert

“It’s like coming back to life.” That’s how Michael Moore describes his…

Podcast

The Front Porch: health care, income tax repeal, Afghanistan, baseball

Russ Latino

Of the many things COVID has changed in our lives, the way…

Work

Income tax free states exceed national average for population growth

Brett Kittredge

Earlier this year, new data was released showing the United States had…

Education

What should we do with new education funds?

Brett Kittredge

The state of Mississippi spends about $2.5 billion on K-12 education (before…

Podcast

Welcome to The Front Porch

Russ Latino

This week, Empower officially launched our new video and podcast series, The Front…

Education

Covid was the opening act of what will be a tumultuous decade

Matt Ladner

In rich countries, this generation of adults is not doing well by…

Work

Some counties grew in Mississippi last decade. Most didn’t.

Brett Kittredge

While Mississippi’s population declined over the past decade, about a dozen counties…

Work

Mississippi Government Flush with COVID Cash

Russ Latino

Last week, I talked about the exorbitant sum of federal dollars pouring…

Education, Work

An Avalanche of Federal Dollars

Russ Latino

Since March of 2020, the federal government has authorized over $13 trillion…

Work

No, we don’t need to license dog groomers

Brett Kittredge

The pet grooming business is big business. Within a five-mile radius of…

Work

The success sequence matters. So does good policy.

Grant Callen

There was a small dustup on Twitter when State Auditor Shad White…

Education

Will homeschooling trends continue this fall?

Brett Kittredge

With a new school year in focus, we recently filled out our…