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Mississippi

  1. racism
    Mississippi’s Overdue ReckoningA lot had to go wrong for Mississippi’s state-flag debate to go right.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. mass incarceration
    The Justice Department Investigates Mississippi PrisonsThirteen inmates have died since December 29.
  5. mass incarceration
    These Are the Prisons America Asked ForThe recent violence at Parchman Farm was not just predictable. It was inevitable.
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. immigration
    ICE Targets Immigrant Workers at Poultry Processing Plants Across MississippiA total of 680 people were arrested in the raid; 300 have since been released.
  10. 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.
  11. abortion rights
    Democrats Are Responsible for Louisiana’s Extreme Abortion BanEven though a majority of House Democrats voted against it, a Democratic legislator wrote it — and a Democratic governor will sign it.
  12. 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.
  13. domestic abuse
    Mississippi Lawmaker Accused of Punching Wife Over SexAccording to a police report, state representative Douglas McLeod was enraged because his wife didn’t remove her clothes quickly enough.
  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. mississippi
    A Pregnant Woman Died in a Mississippi Jail After Complaining of Stomach PainsLanekia Michelle Brown’s family suspects foul play.
  18. politics
    Black Mississippi Deserves BetterCindy Hyde-Smith winked glibly at Mississippi’s brutal violence toward black people. Then, she got elected to Congress.
  19. 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.
  20. i feel pretty
    Donald Trump Would Like You to Know How Beautiful He Is“I shouldn’t say this, you’ll say I’m very conceited.”
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. reproductive rights
    Judge Strikes Down Mississippi’s Awful Abortion Ban, Calls It ‘Pure Gaslighting’He called the 15-week ban “clearly unconstitutional” in a blistering opinion.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. reproductive rights
    Judge Temporarily Blocks Strictest Abortion Ban in CountryThis comes the day after Mississippi made it illegal to get an abortion after 15 weeks in most cases, including rape and incest.
  31. abortion rights
    Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Sues State Over New Restrictive Abortion LawJackson Women’s Health Clinic is fighting back against the most restrictive abortion law in the nation.
  32. reproductive rights
    The Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Bill Was Just Signed Into LawMost abortions after 15 weeks are banned, with no exceptions for rape or incest.
  33. abortion rights
    Mississippi Is Set to Pass the Most Restrictive Abortion Law in the U.S.Both the state’s House and Senate have passed the bill, and the Republican governor has indicated that he’ll sign it.
  34. 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.
  35. McConnell Pitched a Scheme to Fill an Ailing Senator’s Seat: ReportIt involved the governor of Mississippi appointing himself to the Senate.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Man to Be First Person Sentenced of Federal Hate Crime for Transgender MurderJoshua Brandon Vallum pleaded guilty to murdering Mercedes Williamson in December.
  40. los angeles film festival
    Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, CapturedThis month’s expected Supreme Court decision could shut it down.
  41. segregation
    After 50 Years, Federal Court Orders Mississippi Town to Desegregate SchoolsIt took them long enough.
  42. vulture guides
    Will Beyoncé and Bieber Boycott North Carolina? Here’s who else has shows scheduled for North Carolina and Mississippi this spring.
  43. boycotts
    Tracy Morgan Cancels Comedy Show in Mississippi Over Anti-LGBTQ LawNorth Carolina isn’t the only state under fire for discrimination.
  44. Gay Rights
    Restaurant Bans Alligator to Protest Mississippi’s Anti-LGBT LawA Utah deli says it won’t use any ingredients from the Magnolia State.
  45. boycotts
    Bryan Adams Cancels Concert Over Anti-LGBTQ Law“I cannot in good conscience perform in a state where certain people are being denied their civil rights due to their sexual orientation.”
  46. Gay Rights
    MS Restaurants Plan ‘Welcome’ Signs for GaysThe state’s hospitality group is also compiling an online directory of participating restaurants.
  47. lgbt rights
    Federal Judge Puts an End to Mississippi’s Ban on LGBT-Couple AdoptionsNow same-sex couples are free to adopt in all 50 states.
  48. Mississippi Isn’t Worried About BoycottsUnlike Georgia, it’s not vulnerable to pressure from Hollywood or major sports leagues.
  49. lgbt rights
    Mississippi Senate Passes Most Sweeping Anti-LGBT Legislation in the U.S.Just a week after North Carolina.
  50. early and often
    New Retirement Plan: Become an Elected Official in MississippiRetiring Mississippi lawmakers are allowed to pocket leftover campaign funds.
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