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Mississippi

  1. politics
    Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?With a solidly conservative bloc on the bench, a decision on whether to hear a big case is all the more mysterious.
  2. coronavirus
    Can Businesses Require Masks After States Lift Their Mandates?The end of most pandemic restrictions in Texas and Mississippi predict the challenges all states will face as reopening occurs this year.
  3. hurricane sally
    Hurricane Sally: ‘Devastating’ Rain Expected in Alabama, Mississippi, FloridaWith this storm, the water is going to be the most dangerous impact. Already, Sally has dumped more than two feet of rain on Pensacola.
  4. racism
    Mississippi’s Overdue ReckoningA lot had to go wrong for Mississippi’s state-flag debate to go right.
  5. what’s past is prologue
    What Will It Take to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday?The long struggle for Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers lessons that could ease the path to making Juneteenth a federal holiday.
  6. george floyd protests
    The Army Is Finally Taking the Names of Traitors Off of Its BasesAmerica may finally be repudiating the idea that the Confederacy — and the Neo-Confederacy — were honorable parts of the national legacy.
  7. mass incarceration
    The Justice Department Investigates Mississippi PrisonsThirteen inmates have died since December 29.
  8. mass incarceration
    These Are the Prisons America Asked ForThe recent violence at Parchman Farm was not just predictable. It was inevitable.
  9. medicaid
    Tomorrow, America Could Get a Tiny Bit Closer to Universal Health CareMedicare for All isn’t on the ballot just yet. But in Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi, voters have a chance to secure “Medicaid for more.”
  10. elections of 2019
    Off-Year Election Preview: Is It All About Partisanship?Unpopular Republicans struggle to win governorships in red Kentucky and Mississippi, while partisan tides help Democrats in Virginia.
  11. racism
    What Emmett Till’s Bulletproof Memorial Says About UsThree previous memorials in the same location have been stolen, tossed into a nearby river, or riddled with bullets.
  12. 2019 elections
    Mississippi GOP Favorite Tate Reeves Forced Into Governor’s Race RunoffIf he survives against Bill Waller, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves will face an unusually strong Democrat, Attorney General Jim Hood, in the general.
  13. abortion
    Democrats Play Key Role in Louisiana Abortion BanWhat is unique about Louisiana’s “heartbeat” bill is that a Democratic legislator wrote it and a Democratic governor will sign it.
  14. the states
    U.S. News’ ‘Best States’ Rankings Don’t Smile on Red OnesTwelve of the 13 states at the bottom of the rankings were Trump Country in 2016.
  15. racism
    Blackface Scandal Spreads to Mississippi’s Lieutenant GovernorRepublican gubernatorial front-runner Tate Reeves joined and remained in a fraternity famous for racist antics — not all that long ago.
  16. state legislatures
    West Virginia Leads States With Boys’ Club LegislaturesSome states, like Massachusetts (bad) and Georgia (relatively good), defy partisan stereotypes on legislative gender balance.
  17. politics
    Black Mississippi Deserves BetterCindy Hyde-Smith winked glibly at Mississippi’s brutal violence toward black people. Then, she got elected to Congress.
  18. 2018 midterms
    Mike Espy’s Quest to Make Southern History in Mississippi’s Senate RunoffIf he pulls off an upset against Cindy Hyde-Smith, Espy would be the first African-American Democrat to win a Senate seat in the former Confederacy.
  19. elections
    What’s Going on With Mississippi’s Scandal-Plagued Senate Runoff?Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith has landed in hot water for her racist remarks and photos with Confederate memorabilia.
  20. 2018 midterms
    Why Cindy Hyde-Smith’s Comments Weren’t ‘Accidental’The Mississippi senator’s glib comments about hangings, voter suppression, and the Confederacy negate claims she meant them innocently.
  21. 2018 midterms
    Dixieland’s Favorite Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Sported Confederate Garb in 2014The GOP senator who keeps saying racially offensive things saw nothing wrong with donning Confederate garb at Jefferson Davis’s home.
  22. special senate election
    Midterms Overtime: Mississippi Gears Up for a Competitive Senate RunoffRepublican Cindy Hyde-Smith is the favorite, but her racially tinged gaffes may have created an opening for Democrat Mike Espy.
  23. politics
    Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith Joked About Going to a ‘Public Hanging’Senator Hyde-Smith, who is facing a runoff election against black Democrat Mike Espy, made the joke to a group of supporters earlier this month.
  24. 2018 midterms
    Why Mississippi Could Determine Who Controls the Senate and the Supreme CourtEverything could come down to a late-November special election runoff in the Magnolia State.
  25. 2018 elections
    Is Robert E. Lee a Hero? GOP Candidate’s Twitter Poll Isn’t Going as He HopedMississippi’s Chris McDaniel is sticking up for the Confederate general this week.
  26. Cindy Hyde-Smith Set to Be Mississippi’s Next U.S. SenatorA rural conservative and former Democrat, Hyde-Smith will get a tough challenge from right-winger Chris McDaniel and then from Democrat Mike Espy.
  27. Trump Endorses Another GOP Senator Facing a Perilous Primary BattleTrump unsuccessfully backed Alabama’s Luther Strange against a field of more Trumpian rivals. Now he’s making a similar play in Mississippi.
  28. McConnell Pitched a Scheme to Fill an Ailing Senator’s Seat: ReportIt involved the governor of Mississippi appointing himself to the Senate.
  29. The Republican Civil War Might Be Coming to Mississippi in 2018Senator Thad Cochran is rumored to be stepping down soon due to poor health. The race to replace him could get wild.
  30. Hurricane Nate Weakens to Tropical Storm After LandfallNo significant damage was reported along the central Gulf Coast, but the danger of flash flooding remains as the storm moves further inland.
  31. extreme weather
    Hurricane Nate Expected to Reach Category 2 Strength Before Striking Gulf CoastThe fast but intensifying storm will likely make landfall just east of New Orleans overnight Saturday.
  32. segregation
    After 50 Years, Federal Court Orders Mississippi Town to Desegregate SchoolsIt took them long enough.
  33. Mississippi Isn’t Worried About BoycottsUnlike Georgia, it’s not vulnerable to pressure from Hollywood or major sports leagues.
  34. lgbt rights
    Mississippi Senate Passes Most Sweeping Anti-LGBT Legislation in the U.S.Just a week after North Carolina.
  35. early and often
    New Retirement Plan: Become an Elected Official in MississippiRetiring Mississippi lawmakers are allowed to pocket leftover campaign funds.
  36. talking about the weather
    At Least 4 Die, Thousands of Homes Damaged in Record Southern FloodingPresident Obama declared a “major disaster” in Louisiana.
  37. Hillary Clinton Wins Mississippi Democratic PrimaryNo surprises here.
  38. early and often
    GOP Candidates Have High Hopes for Tuesday’s Primaries — Except for Rubio Four Republican contests are mostly table-setters for the potentially decisive March 15 primaries.
  39. weather report
    Mississippi River Reaches Historic Heights“We have never seen water this high.”
  40. luck of the draw
    Candidates Drew Straws in Tied Mississippi RaceThe Republican plans to appeal.
  41. confederate flag
    Ole Miss Takes Down State Flag Featuring Confederate EmblemStudents and faculty united in opposition to the symbol.
  42. crimes and misdemeanors
    Black Man’s Body Found Hanging From Tree in MississippiFederal officials are investigating.
  43. elections
    Tea Partier Claims He Won Mississippi PrimaryHe’d like to be named the winner, without another election.
  44. early and awkward
    Republican Senator Fondly Recalls Doing ‘Indecent Things With Animals’Thad Cochran strikes again.
  45. early and awkward
    Mississippi Passes Religious Freedom Bill; Anti-Gay Activists ThrilledCivil-rights groups worry it could be a cover for discrimination.
  46. mysterious deaths
    Mississippi State Representative Found Shot to Death at Former Legislator’s HomeJessica Upshaw’s gunshot wound “appeared to be self-inflicted.”
  47. crimes and misdemeanors
    Family Believes Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate’s Murder Was a Hate CrimeThey say he was beaten, dragged, and set on fire.
  48. sad things
    Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate Murdered?Marco McMillian was described as the first viable gay candidate for office in Mississippi history. 
  49. other states’ embarrassments
    Mississippi Just Outlawed Slavery, Because MississippiYou are not helping your image, Mississippi.
  50. talking about the weather
    The Weather Isn’t Going to Give the U.S. a Break This WeekA tornado rips through southern Mississippi.
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