Tagged: mississippi

civil war

The Civil War Was About Slavery And Nothing More

  A state representative from Winona, Mississippi urged in a weekend Facebook post that those who support the removal of Confederate monuments be lynched. Rep. Karl Oliver, R-Winona, wrote: “The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and...

michigan primary

Michigan Primary Doesn’t Change Math

  I was wrong (12-4 through 16 chosen). Nate Silver was wrong. Bernie Sanders won the Michigan primary and was able to salvage what would have been a very bad night otherwise. Hillary’s win in Mississippi brought the delegate count for the evening to 87 for her and 69 for...

gun laws

States With Lax Gun Laws Have More Gun Deaths

  The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence developed a point system that measures the relative strength of all 50 states’ gun laws with states gaining points for laws that are strict and states losing points for laws that are more lenient. States gain points for laws that require universal...

mississippa

The Great State of Mississippa’

Widespread conservative fury erupted after Henry Barbour (who is Haley Barbour’s nephew) helped bring black Democrats to vote for incumbent senator Thad Cochran, contributing to Cochran’s narrow victory over challenger Chris McDaniel. There’s nothing inherently wrong with attracting Democratic votes if state primary rules allow it; Ronald Reagan himself repeatedly...