News about Mississippi, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
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The suicide of Mark Mayfield, one of the founders of the Mississippi Tea Party, has only deepened the enmity left by a divisive Republican primary.
The apparent cure had raised the thrilling possibility that aggressive early treatment might be able to reverse infections in newborns — and perhaps even in newly infected adults.
The 50th anniversary of the Jackson, Miss., field office was recalled with a ceremony addressing how the agency’s relationship with both white and black Mississippians had evolved since.
The precinct level returns in Hinds County bolster the theory that a surge in black, Democratic turnout was decisive in a Mississippi Senate runoff.
Many conservatives are angry about the runoff Senator Thad Cochran won, his challenger is contesting the result, and some Democrats see an opportunity to exploit the divide.
Marshall Ganz and Julian Bond disagree with an Op-Ed’s writer’s analysis of a landmark civil rights effort 50 years ago.
Many of the Tea Party movement’s most resonant voices are Election Day losers who have headed to outside groups or radio programs in an effort to influence campaigns.
Mark Mayfield, a prominent lawyer, was accused of conspiring to photograph Senator Thad Cochran’s infirm wife in a nursing home.
Senator Thad Cochran’s defeat of Chris McDaniel, his Tea Party-backed challenger, in Mississippi has underscored rifts within the Republican party and has left activists wondering how to respond.
There are various ways to evaluate living standards, but by many of them, eastern Kentucky comes out at or near the bottom.
African-Americans, who coordinated their support for Thad Cochran, said the sacrifice of the Rev. George Lee, who tried to register blacks to vote in the 1950s, was felt in Tuesday’s vote.
African-American voters are hoping to flex political muscles long atrophied after supporting Senator Thad Cochran on Tuesday in his runoff victory against a Tea Party challenger.
Readers discuss the incumbent senator’s effort to win over black voters.
Black voters crossed party lines to help Senator Thad Cochran defeat a Tea Party candidate. He should return the favor by supporting a stronger Voting Rights Act.
The runoff in Mississippi was not your average Senate primary race. It featured Brett Favre, Chuck Woolery and even some aggrieved farm animals.
A secret taping system allows us to eavesdrop as the president and those around him react to a case that transfixed the nation.
Some aligned with the Tea Party took heart that the defeat was close, but others were so angry that they were considering drastic options to keep their candidate, Chris McDaniel, afloat politically.
The Cochran comeback and the politics of voting.
Following a heated runoff in the Republican Senate primary between Senator Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel, voters in Mississippi were ready to sound off on social media about what the race meant.
After heavy winter snows and torrential spring rains, floods spread throughout the state, from Canada to Iowa.