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Once again, Mississippi’s ‘open’ primary statute debated after tight second primary

Last week’s Republican congressional primaries in Mississippi’s Third and Fourth congressional districts pointed up some political realities that ...

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Want a neat, antiseptic death penalty policy? That’s never been how Death Row works

In some circles in recent weeks, there seems to be some unease about the approach of a new ...

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The partisan standoff over funding: The uncertain future of the Social Security program

Stop the presses: Democrats and Republicans disagree over the future of what used to be called “the third ...

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A surprising week in Mississippi politics revolves around entrenched division, apathy

From the U.S. Capitol to rural polling places in Mississippi in midterm congressional primaries, it has been a ...

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Readers ponder the future of how we pay for future road and bridge maintenance

After a recent column on the soaring retail cost of gasoline and the concomitant impact those prices have ...

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Justice Scalia’s words on Second Amendment absolutism are true and prophetic

On the brutal reality of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting – and all the others in our country ...

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Gas price nightmare exacerbated by stagnant gas taxes impact on future maintenance

American taxpayers, who are also gasoline customers, are in an economic vise on questions of the cost of ...

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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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