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Mistrust, political division, and isolation threaten more than elections, economic policies

Pew Center Research reflects a widely shared belief in this nation that distrust of the federal government and ...

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Leaked high court decision puts Mississippi center stage in nation’s abortion debate

As predicted months ago, Mississippi is now the epicenter of America’s divisive, bitter abortion rights debate. The Supreme ...

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A vital record: Journal article chronicles path to changing Mississippi’s state flag

In any given publication since 1939, The Journal of Mississippi History has been an invaluable record of the institutional memory ...

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Medicaid expansion vote fears linked to failure of ballot initiative fix by the Legislature 

One of the state’s more mainstream conservative business groups last week unveiled a unanimous resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion ...

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Regular session closing with chambers unable to agree on restoring initiative process

Since 1992 and at earlier points in the state’s history, Mississippi voters have been able to bypass the ...

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Candidate John Arthur Eaves didn’t win, but had few rivals as a populist campaigner

Like Ross Barnett, Jim Buck Ross, Robert “Blowtorch” Mason, and J.P. Coleman before him, highly successful trial lawyer ...

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Mississippi poultry producers got early lessons in global trade conflicts with Russia 

Forget for a moment, if you can, the horrible human cost of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Set ...

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Former Ukrainian Ambassador Chaly’s words to MSU students in 2016 prove prophetic 

Last week’s Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent resistance efforts by Ukrainian defenders of their homeland was ...

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$73 million verdict in Sandy Hook lawsuit unlikely to impact red states like Miss.

Does the stunning $73 million verdict against gun manufacturer Remington in the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook ...

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Legislature deals with medical marijuana, but state’s initiative process remains dormant

Mississippi lawmakers rather quickly and decisively agreed on a medical marijuana program that didn’t earn universal agreement, but ...

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