Mississippians win MacArthur “Genius Grants” at a higher rate than residents of any other Southern state. What, if anything, does that say about us?
Rethink Mississippi Economics
After more than a decade of stagnant wages, one in three jobs in Mississippi does not pay enough to lift a family of four out of poverty.
At 8 percent, Mississippi’s unemployment rate was the highest in the nation for July.
Mississippi’s black males are twice as likely to drop out as their peers. This is no time to cut back on education funding.
From 2006 to 2012, the dropout rate for black males in Mississippi schools has been above 20 percent while the dropout rate for all students has declined from 17.6 percent to 13.9 percent.
This week’s same-sex marriage ruling from Rankin County shows the hostility to LGBT rights among some of Mississippi’s elected judges.
As Faulkner instructs us, the past is never dead. But lingering Confederate sympathy among Mississippians — flaring in the wake of the University of Mississippi’s diversity and inclusion report — proves that it is often misremembered.
Mississippi’s flagship university has the opportunity to be a leader for institutions dealing with legacies of racism and exclusion. But before that can happen, we need to support Dan Jones’s leadership from within.
The extension of health coverage under the Affordable Care Act allowed the federal government to cut its reimbursements to hospitals that treat large numbers of uninsured patients. But Mississippi’s rejection of Medicaid expansion means hundreds of thousands will remain without insurance — and healthcare providers will be forced to pick up the tab.
John Oliver takes on America’s broken prison system, with one particularly egregious example from right here in Mississippi.
‘The Rule of Law’: A Mississippi immigration attorney’s response to Gov. Bryant’s comments on unaccompanied minors
Governor Bryant’s letter to President Obama demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of U.S. immigration and constitutional law.