News about Mississippi, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
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No matter how much attention will be shifted to the Mississippi runoff election, the intractable inertia of the typical voter will play a big role.
Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday signed into law new restrictions against abortion, saying they will protect women and the unborn.
The enthusiastic amateurs, Christian conservatives and Tea Party activists supporting Chris McDaniel stand in contrast to his rival Senator Thad Cochran’s establishment backing.
A Human Rights Watch official says Mississippi remains responsible for the conditions of jails run by private companies.
Two Southern states haven’t posted official primary vote totals yet, because the elections are run by the parties, not the state.
Two years after control of the East Mississippi Correctional Facility changed hands amid complaints about squalid conditions, advocates for inmates say little has improved.
A legacy of no significant legislation, no changes for the better in American life, no compromise with the majority of voters. It could have been worse.
The strong showing of the sometimes-unpredictable Tea Party favorite, Chris McDaniel, in the Republican primary offered Democrats the opportunity to highlight his controversial views.
Senator Thad Cochran will face his Tea Party-backed challenger, State Senator Chris McDaniel, in a runoff election on June 24.
A win by Chris McDaniel in the Republican primary would give Democrats hope in a polarized state, but the road to victory already seems blocked.
Party officials are confident that State Senator Joni Ernst should be able to prevail in Iowa, but Senator Thad Cochran faces a strong challenge in Mississippi.
Republicans enjoy near-total political control in the South, but the Tea Party and establishment are struggling for supremacy.
Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party favorite, has a solid chance to oust Senator Thad Cochran, but he’ll need a big turnout from populist voters.