July 17, 2015 -
As a federal trial over North Carolina's racially discriminatory new voting law got underway, one of the state's congressmen introduced a bill to honor with a commemorative postage stamp a political leader whose groundbreaking career in Congress in the late 19th century was cut short by laws disenfranchising African Americans.
July 24, 2014 -
State Senator Chris McDaniel's still-contested narrow loss to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's Republican runoff last month exposed a divide with the Republican Party possibly as wide as the divide that ultimately split the one-party Democratic South in the 1890s between the "Bourbon" establishment and the rebellious "Populists."
March 21, 2012 -
Most Mississippians may call themselves conservatives, but talk to them for five minutes and you'll hear William Jennings Bryan-style populism.
January 2, 2012 -
As 2012 dawns, the protest that began in September against the "captains of finance" who nearly destroyed the nation's economy promises to shape the political dialogue in a crucial election year and steal some of the thunder from the corporate-sponsored Tea Party movement.