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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Easily Wins Re-election

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) on Tuesday easily won re-election to a second term, defeating his Democratic opponent, Robert Gray, according to...

Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.

Something Rotten in Oxford (Mississippi)

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

To fully understand University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones unceremoniously getting the boot, you must take the advice of advice of Watergate's Deep Throat and "follow the money."

The Difference Between Can't and Won't

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 04.25.2015 | Education
Ronnie Musgrove

Recently, a study by Education Week found that Mississippi has the worst schools in America. Mississippi ranked 51st -- behind every other state, and the District of Columbia.

Florida DMV: Married Gays Not Allowed to Drive (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-12-01-ScreenShot20141201at3.59.28PM.pngThe state of Florida cancelled the drivers' licenses of a gay couple after they married in New York and hyphenated their last name. Even though it's their new legal name, the state is refusing to recognize it, so they've sued.

'I Hate That Oil's Dropping': Why Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Wants High Oil Prices for Fracking

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale's "little problem" reflects a big problem the oil and gas industry faces -- particularly smaller operators involved with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") -- going forward.

Football and Race in Mississippi

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

If white Mississippians can identify with, embrace and cheer deliriously for teams that are 82 percent (Mississippi State) and 75 percent (Ole Miss) black, is it too much to hope that they might bring themselves to at least stop hating and show a modicum of respect to a president who is 50 percent black?

Mississippi Cuts $1.3 Billion From Schools, Gives $1.3 Billion to Nissan

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Mississippi has proved to us all that austerity, or the political ideology of "government living within its means," is a farce. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and the GOP-led legislature illustrated that perfectly in two ways.

Mississippi Agrees To Extradite Shooting Suspect

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last mo...

Young Party Hoppers: Another Mississippi Millennial GOP Leader Makes an Exit

David Dent | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
David Dent

Do Mississippi Republicans have a millennial problem? Evan M. Alvarez, former chairman of the Federation of College Republicans, has deserted the elephant for the donkey.

Protesters Of Mississippi Anti-Gay Law Plan To Disrupt Governor's Speech

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At a leafy college campus in north Mississippi and an upscale dinner club in New York, groups are protesting a Mississippi law...

GOP Governor Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. Su...

Melissa Harris-Perry To Mississippi Governor: Your New Law Only Helps 'Bigots'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry called out the governor of Mississippi on Saturday for signing legislation that may protect business owners' ability t...

Hate on Me, Hater!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Mississippi, I want you to know this: Someone has to show you that life should not be about hating. You might have, for the moment, won the battle but the war isn't over.

Mississippi Governor Signs Anti-Gay Bill

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without go...

Mississippi Governor To Sign Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz JACKSON, Miss., April 2 (Reuters) - Mississippi's governor said he will sign a religious freedom bill approved by stat...

Luke Johnson

GOP Governors Don't Like Sequestration Cuts | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three southern Republican governors called on President Barack Obama Monday to end National Guard furloughs resulting from sequestration...

Contentious Gun Law Causing Confusion

The Meridian Star, Miss. | Brian Livingston | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

MERIDIAN -- On July 1, a new law giving Mississippi residents the right to openly carry firearms without the need of a gun permit will go into effect....

GOP Gov. Honors Civil Rights Leader

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

BY EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mississippi's governor says slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a "vastly different"...

Working Moms: Don't Give Governor Bryant's Comments a Second Thought

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

The good news is that Gov. Bryant is wrong. The bad news is that ill-informed comments such as these have a tendency to take hold and play into the already deep-seated doubts raging inside working mothers across the country.

Working Moms Just Blamed (Again)!?

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Governor Bryant deserves a Hall of Shame trophy for blaming moms (moms!) for the failure of our nation's leaders to step up. The problem in our nation isn't that moms are working, it's that our nation isn't working for moms.

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...

GOP Gov Links Troubles To When 'Mom Got In the Workplace'

Washington Post | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) said Tuesday that America’s educational troubles began when women began working outside the home in large numbers....

Mississippi Prepares New Push On Education

AP | JEFF AMY | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- It's early on a Friday morning, and high school chemistry students in Victoria Dawson's class are working equations at the board....

How Deregulation Has Failed Mississippi

Laura Merriman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Laura Merriman

In the gun debate, the "criminals will get guns and gun deaths will occur no matter what" argument is one that I hear often. There is extensive social science data demonstrating that policy interventions -- namely, regulation -- make for a healthier, safer society.