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

Steve Horn | Posted 12.02.2014 | 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?

Exploring Southern States' Opposition to Obamacare

Glen Browder | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 has elicited heated debate throughout the country. Only 21 states have begun compliance with the ACA, and the muddled controversy defies simple characterization or easy explanation.

Of Blisters And Ashes, High Heels And Lent

Bert Montgomery | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Bert Montgomery

Being a Baptist, I'm still quite new to the rich Christian traditions of Ash Wednesday and Lent. I do know, though, that it's more than just "giving up" something or trying to "pick up" something else.

Suspect Arrested In Mississippi University Shooting

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | College

JACKSON, Miss. -- U.S. marshals have arrested a second suspect in the shooting death of a Mississippi State University student outside a campus dorm r...

Officials: Student Shot To Death At Mississippi State University

AP | Posted 05.24.2012 | College

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Sunday expressed his sorrow at the shooting deaths of two college students in the state over...

Tornadoes, Floods Don't Pose Threat To Larger Economy, Experts Say

Associated Press | Christopher S. Rugaber and Jeannine Aversa | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The tornadoes and floods that have devastated parts of the South and Midwest have also hammered the local economies – flooding farmla...

Scientists Need Funds to Continue Spill-Related Research

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last summer, biologists and chemists whipped through Gulf waters collecting samples to gauge impacts from BP's spill. Analyzing some of those samples is stalled, however, until BP releases more research funds.

Student-Athletes and College Sports: Time to Do Something

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

The Army-Navy game and Heisman Trophy presentation have come to represent the opposite poles of what might still be called major intercollegiate football.

Cam Shafted

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

What is so troubling about the allegations of academic cheating against Cam Newton, one of the NCAA's premier quarterbacks, is that we are not at all surprised by them.