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OPINION: Don’t Be the “Good One’: White Supremacist ‘Jokes’ Are Call to Action

"Why aren't you laughing? Those are all jokes, right? Laugh, and join in the fun. After all, our national leaders just say these things to amuse themselves and their supporters, ...

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Cory Booker Rallies USM Students for Espy

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a likely 2020 presidential candidate, traveled to Mississippi on Monday to campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy.

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Hyde-Smith Demanded No Audience, No Press for Tonight’s Debate

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith demanded there be no audience or outside press allowed at tonight’s U.S. Senate debate and requested other restrictions, a source familiar with the debate negotiations told ...

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Mississippians Call for Hyde-Smith to Resign at Protests Following Videos

“A lot of the students who aren’t from Mississippi, from out north or out west, they’re like, ‘Really? Your public officials would say something like that?’ So they’re energized. People ...

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Republicans Call Espy ‘Sexist’ for Saying He’s Better for Women

Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith accused her Democratic opponent, Mike Espy, of sexism and “mansplaining” after he told supporters he would be a better U.S. senator for women.

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OPINION: Cindy Hyde-Smith's Words Are Unacceptable

When Cindy Hyde-Smith made the statement that she would attend a “public hanging,” her statements should have been universally condemned.

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Hyde-Smith Accepts $2,700 Donation from Notorious White Supremacist

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith accepted a donation from Peter Sieve, a businessman in Washington state known for his white supremacist views, just days after a video published by Bayou Brief ...

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OPINION: An Open Letter to Christians of Good Conscience: We Are Not 'Ridiculous'

Mississippi is a state steeped and stained with a dark history of racial prejudice and violence towards African Americans.

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Hyde-Smith in New Video: Make Voting ‘More Difficult’ for People in ‘Those Schools’

In a newly surfaced video, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith suggests making it “more difficult” for people in certain schools to vote.

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Activists to Call for Hyde-Smith's Resignation at Friday Protest

Mississippi Matters, a coalition of activists and organizations, plans to call for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith's resignation at a protest outside her Jackson office Friday at noon.

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Google Donates $5,000 to Cindy Hyde-Smith Amid 'Hanging' Firestorm

Tech giant Google donated $5,000 to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, even as she courted national outrage for her comment about attending a "public hanging."

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Espy on Mississippi Stereotypes, Public Schools and Immigration at Jackson Forum

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy addressed Jacksonians at a community forum on Nov. 14 where he expounded upon and set the record straight about his stances, including his response to ...

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OPINION: Why The History of Lynching Is No Laughing Matter

"A 'public hanging' solicited the worst images of black men and women swinging like strange fruit from sycamore trees while dozens or hundreds of white, mostly Christian, men and women ...

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"Demagogues have winning ways, especially with the man who has no one else to whom he can turn in his troubles," Mauldin wrote in his book, "Back Home," first published ...

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ANALYSIS: Mississippi’s Economic Inequality and Conventional Wisdom

French economist Thomas Piketty's analysis reveals the myth of meritocracy—people gaining power based on their ability—and challenges conventional wisdom on economic inequality and its root causes.


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