For decades the U.S. Census Bureau has published data on income and poverty. Related news stories have consistently focused on Mississippi's humble rankings. Just released statistics show Mississippi continues to be the poorest state with the highest poverty rate.
It's here, at last. The showdown we've all been waiting for: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump.
The apex of my 40-year journalism career was a telephone interview, strange to say. I combed my curls and dressed up in my best corduroy skirt and blue sweater for that phone chat, wanting to look pretty because of the person on the other end of the line.
WASHINGTON -- Here we were wishing for something good, to rise above the campaign fray. And then it happened. We will never be the same.
On one of my first trips to New Hampshire in 1991, to challenge President George H. W. Bush, I ran into Sen. Eugene McCarthy.
We've called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump.
As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.
The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event -- except on the TV news channels.
A Texas company is planning to build a high-voltage electricity transmission line linking the wind farms of west Texas to the deep South. The line would enter Mississippi near Vicksburg and run through the middle of Mississippi terminating north of Columbus.
The fall semester enrollment numbers are generally good for Mississippi's eight public universities, but they are a concern for most of the state's 15 community colleges.
Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.
I know you are, but what am I?"
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