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States Use Out-of-the-Box Approaches to Raise Awareness of Health Exchanges

Catchy jingles? Splashy videos? Multi-million-dollar public education campaigns? For the 16 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to run their own online health insurance marketplaces, these are ...


Visualize the Debate

Here are the buzz words from Friday's first presidential debate:

[Archive] Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner

Since the JFP launched in October 2002, the following pieces have discussed, in one way or another, the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner and the effect ...

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How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing

Imagine filing your income taxes in five minutes and for free.

Herman's Picks

[Herman's Picks] Vol. 8, No. 11

After stuffing yourself with turkey, you might be ready for a strong drink and loud music to wash all that family time down.

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The Surveillance Reforms Obama Supported Before He Was President

When the House of Representatives recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA's bulk phone records collection program, the White House swiftly condemned the measure.

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What Mississippi's Lawmakers Are Proposing for Education

Lawmakers in Mississippi have proposed more than 200 education laws for the 2014 session, in what is poised to be the second consecutive legislative session with a heavy focus on ...


Instant Replay: College Football, Sept. 15

Doctor S was MIA last weekend, but he's back on the job. The first order of business is what happened in state college football this week:

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The Right, and Wrong, Way to Change the Mississippi Flag

It's hard to know whether it cost him votes, but there was a moment during Mississippi Rep. David Baria's unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate that caused a surprised buzz ...

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Seven of the Most Striking Ways States Have Loosened Gun Laws

States have often relaxed their gun laws, making it easier for individuals to obtain guns, extending the places where concealed guns are permitted, or giving gun owners more robust protections.


Merry Christmas!

My blog is usually pretty serious, so here are a few random stocking stuffers to throw my karma back into balance...

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JFP Sunday Report: 10 Local Stories of the Week

It was an enterprising news week at the Jackson Free Press. Here are 10 local stories you shouldn't miss.

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How Dark Money Helped Republicans Hold the House and Hurt Voters

In the November election, a million more Americans voted for Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives than Republicans. But that popular vote advantage did not result in ...


College Football: Instant Replay, Nov. 18

It was a Saturday of upsets, close calls and disappointments for Mississippi's college football teams (keep checking back, this will be updated all weekend):

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Everything We Know About What's Happened Under Sequestration

When the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt faced cancellation this year due to the package of mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, the National Park Service kicked into high ...

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Best of Jackson 2018: Food and Drink

We here at the Jackson Free Press like to keep our focus on local: local people, local business, local food--you get the idea. There's nothing to us more local than ...

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End Near for Racist Politics in Mississippi?

Wearing a long coat, she stood in front of a statue of Elvis Presley when she told the crowd that if her friend Colin Hutchinson "invited me to a public ...


From the Artist's Hands

The Jackson area is filled with tons of creative folks offering handmade items that would make wonderful holiday gifts. Each item carries the essence of the person who made it. ...


Instant Replay: College Football, Oct. 27-28

Central Florida 34, Southern Miss 17: Kevin Smith and turnovers kill the Golden Eagles.