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Statewide elections will be on the ballot later this year for all state eight statewide executive branch offices, all state district offices and for all 174 posts in the Mississippi Legislature in addition to county offices and county district offices in all 82 Mississippi counties including… Read moreRestoration of Mississippi’s ballot initiative process should be on voter’s agenda in 2023

STARKVILLE — Even before global headlines seized on the fact that for the first time in a half-century, China’s mammoth population was in decline, Fiscal Year 2023 U.S. agricultural trade projections were down overall and specifically down with China. Read moreGlobal agriculture markets have substantial impacts on local Mississippi communities

STARKVILLE — In a Jan. 12 email announcing that he is challenging incumbent Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves for the state’s top job, Democratic Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said in the final paragraph: “If you make me your Governor, I promise you this… Read moreFamiliar Democratic echoes heard in Presley’s challenge to incumbent GOP governor

Whether United States Supreme Court justices take the time to understand how Mississippi’s Constitution is amended could determine if they agree to hear a case asking that a provision prohibiting most people convicted of felonies from voting be found unconstitutional. Read moreSupreme Court's decision on felony suffrage hinges on understanding of state amendment process

American citizens last week learned a new phrase in the nation’s political lexicon, one not heard 14 consecutive times on Capitol Hill since before the Civil War: “No person having received a majority of the whole number of votes cast by surname, a speaker has not been elected.” Read moreMcCarthy’s politically expensive election as House Speaker leaves a hard road forward

I grew up in a household with parents who were of the Greatest Generation. They lived and shouldered through the Great Depression, and then their lives and families were thrown into turmoil on Dec. 7, 1941. My grandfather worked for the War Department in Washington, D.C., and during World Wa… Read moreUS Big Three auto companies commit to making cars nobody wants

Frankly, neither Republicans nor Democrats hold much moral high ground on the issue of immigration. Historically, the issue has been a political football with both parties talking a lot but not taking much action in the halls of Congress. Read moreTitle 42: Health protection law or border control measure to impede asylum seekers?

A majority of the members of the Mississippi Ethics Commission said they were required to ignore what the state constitution said when they made their ruling that the Legislature is not bound by the open meetings law. Read moreEthics Commission contradiction: Members take oath to constitution, but can't consider it in rulings

STARKVILLE — The debate over the recent prisoner exchange that brought about the release of WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Britany Griner’s release from a Russian prison is yet another example of a polarized, divided America and of bedrock political disagreements that make the … Read moreTwo U.S. presidents have ignored Marine Paul Whelan’s plight in a Russian prison

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