Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sid Salter

Salter: Mississippi’s Congressional Clout will be Tested, Realigned in the 116th Congress (HED)

During the 2018 federal election cycle, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other national news organizations examined the question of what they...

Salter: Despite Politicians’ Rhetoric to the Contrary, News They Disagree With Isn’t ‘Fake’ News

From the White House down to city halls in rural hamlets across this country, politicians are using the term “fake news” to discredit anything...

Senate Hopefuls Leave Neshoba with Very Different Kinds of Campaign Momentum (HED)

The major contenders in the 2018 Class II U.S. Senate nonpartisan special election on Nov. 6 left the state’s premier political stump with very...

Mid-Term Election Stakes are High for State’s Farmers in Wake of Trade Disputes and Tariffs (HED)

While it’s easy to get caught up in the lunge-and-parry of personality politics in Mississippi’s 2018 congressional elections, the fact is that this election...

For McDaniel, Recent FEC Report Results About Far More Than Low Fundraising Numbers

The Federal Elections Commission second quarter campaign finance reports are in and for State Sen. Chris McDaniel, the reports are everything he’s been telling...

Unlike Justice Gorsuch, Kavanaugh Will Face Partisan Senate Confirmation Firestorm

After much prime time buildup, Trump announced Monday night his nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the nation’s highest court...

Dye, Carruth Cast Large Shadows in Mississippi, Left Indelible Legacies

Driving back from a weekend in Lower Alabama, my friend Lee Weiskopf sent a text just as we were leaving Orange Beach telling me...

Salter: Democrats Still Face Long Odds in Mississippi in US Senate Special Election

Mississippi Democrats showed signs of political life in recent months after years of fielding candidates in congressional elections who could fairly be described as...

Salter: Third District Congressional Race Has Been Issue-based, Collegial and Free of Rancor

With Mississippi’s two 2018 U.S. Senate races predicated on brawling attacks, counter-attacks and philosophical contrasts in party primaries and in the special election, one...

Salter: By Design or Circumstances, 2018 Elections Proving Confusing to State Voters

Confused about the 2018 elections in Mississippi? You likely aren’t alone. Mississippi voters will elect two U.S. senators in the 2018 elections. There is a...
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