Welty Foundation Brings Salman Rushdie to the Mississippi Book Festival

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Provocative and unconventional, Salman Rushdie is not known for doing things by the book – and we are thrilled to announce that he will be...

Special election offers Mississippi Democrats a shot at the Alabama Senate “miracle”

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By: Sid Salter Mississippi Democrats are hoping for a repeat of the political “miracle” that handed their counterparts in Alabama a U.S. Senate seat last...

Abortion rights group sues Mississippi over 25-year-campaign to eliminate abortion

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An abortion rights group is suing the state of Mississippi over its abortion laws. According to The Hill, the group filed the suit following a...

In U.S. Senate race, Hyde-Smith, McDaniel both have state Senate records to compare

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By: Sid Salter On March 21, state Sen. Chris McDaniel sent yet another installment of an email blast for a fundraising come-on he entitled the...

In Hyde-Smith, McDaniel will face a tough, formidable opponent who can hit back

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By: Sid Salter State Sen. Chris McDaniel said famously last month that “I’m looking for a fight” in either challenging incumbent Mississippi U.S. Sen. Roger...

Mississippi makes history with the state’s first black Higher Education Commissioner

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The first-ever African American has been named to oversee Mississippi’s eight public universities. According to the Associated Press, the state College Board announced Friday that...

Even GOP master strategist Karl Rove can’t predict clear or easy future of his...

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By: Sid Salter During a quiet dinner here at a usually packed downtown restaurant rendered nearly vacant by spring break, I had an opportunity to...

OPINION: Wicker campaign releases new ad attacking McDaniel

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By: Daniel Strauss GOP Sen. Roger Wicker's reelection campaign is out with a new ad attacking state Sen. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi — even though McDaniel...

After 46 years on Capitol Hill, Cochran’s legacy is courage, compassion, and character

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By: Sid Salter, Good Ole Boys Syndicate   To say that I like, appreciate and admire U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is a gross understatement. I think...

Intriguing confluence of federal, state tax cuts meet court review in Wayfair case

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By: Sid Salter How 2017 federal and 2016 state tax cuts impact Mississippians and the abilities of state and local governments to provide services...

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