Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mississippi Today

Republicans, poised to create the state’s first lottery, long considered the...

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi todayMississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves during a special session of the Legislature at the Capitol in Jackson Friday, August 24,...

Majority-black, Democratic counties hurt most by bridge closures, analysis shows

The bridge crisis, which Republican leaders seek to address this week during a special session, disproportionately affects majority black counties and counties that typically...

Mississippi congressmen react to guilt of Trump associates Manafort, Cohen

On August 21, within minutes of one another, two men who had been close to President Donald Trump either pleaded or were found guilty...

Trump, a liability to some, seen as a positive by Mississippi...

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant enjoys hanging out with President Donald Trump. “I can’t tell you how much fun it is to be able to go...

Rep. Bennie Thompson’s black voter powerbase crucial for Senate Democrats

BOLTON – In the 1960s, Bennie Thompson, a then Tougaloo College political science student, was in the Mississippi Delta trying to register people to...

How Trump won through eyes of ‘populist revolt’ voters

It’s hard not to think of Mississippi when you read The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Revolt Reshaping American Politics, which peers into the...

Fact check: U.S. Senate candidates at the Neshoba County Fair

Eric J. Shelton, Mississippi TodayAudience members hold signs as they listen to speeches during the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss. Thursday, August 2,...

Fact check: Tate Reeves and Jim Hood Neshoba fair speeches

Attorney General Jim Hood and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves delivered fiery Neshoba County Fair speeches last week, which included facts and figures they claimed...

Fact check: Gov. Phil Bryant’s Neshoba County Fair speech

Gov. Phil Bryant’s Neshoba County Fair speech Thursday was chock full of facts and figures designed to illustrate prosperity under Republican leadership. Mississippi Today reporters, as...

Fact check: Gov. Phil Bryant’s Neshoba County Fair speech

Gov. Phil Bryant’s Neshoba County Fair speech Thursday was chock full of facts and figures designed to illustrate prosperity under Republican leadership. Mississippi Today reporters, as...