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Conversations with William Winter: on education, racism, millennials' obligation to social justice, and Mississippi's place in America

Lamees El-sadek | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
Lamees El-sadek

I had long known of his legacy, but I first, personally, met Governor Winter two years ago, shortly after I returned from graduate school to my home, Mississippi.

Mississippi Doesn't Have to Remain a National Punch Line

Reilly Morse | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Reilly Morse

Our last place ranking on the KIDS COUNT list is no accident. Nor are our nationally low literacy, employment and high school graduation rates. Rather, they are the consistent result of a political mindset that insists upon punishment for people at the bottom of the economic ladder.

David McCabe

College Republican Who Switched Parties Once Scorned 'Damn Liberals' | David McCabe | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On his social media accounts, Evan Alvarez was a model conservative. He called for President Barack Obama's impeachment, decried governm...

50 Years After Freedom Summer: Irony in Mississippi

John Fairbanks | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
John Fairbanks

Voting is not a privilege; it's the fundamental right of a democracy. We should be doing everything we can to protect that right, not restrict it.

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....

Democrats Working To Get Out The Vote For Endangered GOP Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

An unusual coalition of activists and organizations have united in the hopes of defending Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) in his June 24 runoff against st...

Another GOP Senator Is Facing Residency Questions In Competitive Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

A six-term senator is facing questions about his primary place of residence in a similar sort of dust-up to one that has felled incumbent senators in ...

Tea Party Candidate Makes Huge Gains In Start Of Campaign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) posted big numbers in his bid to unseat six-term Sen. Thad Cochran (R) in yet another showdown between the R...

GOP Governor Makes Eyebrow Raising Claim On Working Mothers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) said Tuesday that the country's problems with education began when mothers "got in the workplace" in large number...

State Representative Found Dead From Gunshot Wound To Head

Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Mississippi State Rep. Jessica Upshaw (R-Diamondhead) was found dead on Sunday, the Clarion-Ledger reports. Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis s...

GOP Lawmakers Resurrect Plan To Arm Teachers

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Mississippi House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to amend a Senate-approved bill and resurrect the idea of arming teach...

Abortion Bill Contains Interesting Ban

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Mississippi has proposed a ban on human-animal hybrids. State Rep. William Tracy Arnold (R-Booneville) proposed t...

Tea Party Lawmakers Push Questionable Idea

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Two Tea Party lawmakers in Mississippi have proposed legislation to create a permanent committee charged with nullifying federal laws the state does n...

GOP Congressman's Big Switch

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman from Mississippi who voted against the first round of Hurricane Sandy aid is now voting for the second round after having tou...

John Celock

Orly Taitz Needs Help | John Celock | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

Birther activist Orly Taitz has posted a call on her website for volunteers to help compile a list of state officials with whom she plans to file obje...

Birther Movement Dealt Blow

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

A Vermont state judge has blocked a birther lawsuit to disqualify President Barack Obama from the state's ballot, while birther queen Orly Taitz claim...

Tea Party Leader: Godly Leaders Save Us From 'Criminal Invaders'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

The leader of the Mississippi Tea Party is calling on God to save the country from "criminal invaders" following the Supreme Court's decision to uphol...

Official Seeks Ban On Sagging Pants

Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

A Mississippi official has renewed his crusade against sagging pants, seeking to ban the oft-maligned fashion statement from his entire county. Ken...

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Won't Apologize

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

The Mississippi state lawmaker who cited a Bible passage on Facebook calling for gay men to be "put to death" has taken to the social networking site ...

John Celock

NOW President Calls Wisconsin Single Parent Bill 'Astonishing New Front' | John Celock | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The president of the National Organization for Women described a Wisconsin bill, based on the idea that single parenting could lead to child abuse, as...

Judge Joe Brown Endorses Angela McGlowan, Mississippi House GOP Candidate

Hotline On Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MS-01 candidate/ex-Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan (R) gets a key endorsement in her bid for the GOP nomination against Rep. Travis Childers (D). "O...