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The Third Party Conundrum: Are You Throwing Your Vote Away?

It’s election year again in these here United States. While partisans may relish seeing their respective teams dress up in red and blue, for those of us who have grown weary of the usual Republocrats and Dempublicans on offer, the tempting choice of voting for a third party often comes to mind.

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Over 25 Years Of Media: Criss Looks Back—And Names A Few Names (Part I)

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(BAMSouth.com Publisher Jack Criss was interviewed recently by Brandon, MS-based journalist and fellow South Jackson native, Chuck Bailey, to reminisce about his years in media—the good, the bad and the ugly!) 

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I Don’t Normally Run For Office—But If I Did

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Would I ever consider running for political office? Not a snowball’s chance in hell.

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How Words Get Mugged

“In George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four,’ the fictional language Newspeak attempts to eliminate personal thought by restricting the expressiveness of the English language.”—Wikipedia

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Flash Interview: Market Expert On The Michael Lewis Controversy

(BAMSouth.com Publisher Jack Criss recently spoke with the President & Chief Investment Officer of Pinnacle Trust, Jeremy Nelson, about the controversy surrounding High Frequency Trading that has erupted since the publication of author Michael Lewis’ new book, “Flash Boys.” Nelson has been with Pinnacle Trust, which is based in Madison, Mississippi, for 10 years and is known throughout the South as a leading expert on the markets.

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Bradley Arant Attorney William F. Goodman, III Listed in The International Who’s Who

 

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Jackson. Mississippi partner William F. Goodman, III has been listed in The International Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers 2014. Across all of the firm’s offices, five attorneys were listed in the guide.

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Lack Of Engagement Threatens Society

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I’ve always found the overused expression “Having a dialogue” annoying. It’s never been clear to me what simply talking about something—specifically a problem that needs to be addressed—can do to formulate a solution. Logic and rational thinking have rules and to simply jabber away to be heard and not follow these rules does nothing but blow hot air (or make the talker feel good about him or herself).

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Atlanta Public Schools: Can They Be Fixed?

On March 28th, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) held a day-long “meet and greet” event to usher in the incoming APS Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carstarphen. Current Superintendent Erroll Davis’ term ends at the end of the traditional school year, June 30, 2014.

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BAM It Forward And Speak Up—Today!

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Not long ago, in a bit of reflective contemplation, I posted the following on my personal Facebook page:

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The Electric Utility Death Spiral

 

Mark these words: in the next 20 to 25 years, the modern, centralized electric utility company we have all come to know and loathe will either be extinct or so close to the brink that biologists would classify it as an endangered species if it were a living thing.

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