| May 19, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The arrest of a conservative blogger who authorities say posted a video showing the ill wife of Sen. Thad Cochran threatens to upend Mississippi's already bitterly contested Republican Senate primary as it draws to a close.
Clayton Kelly, who authors...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:35 PM
Sen. Thad Cochran's big campaign bus pulled up for its first stop of the day at the most impressive building in town — the local bank.
Once beyond the building's grand white columns, the 76-year-old, six-term Republican politely shook hands with...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Republican Thad Cochran, the genteel Southerner who has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate for nearly half of his life, battled for his political future against tea party upstart Chris McDaniel in a race that was too close to call late Tuesday....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Sen. Thad Cochran's comeback victory in Mississippi's Republican Senate primary hardened the differences between the GOP's tea party and establishment wings Wednesday, raising the threat that the bitterness of the last several months of campaigning...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Downright dirty politics is one way to describe Mississippi's Republican U.S. Senate primary, which has shaped up as the most brutally competitive of the season. And it's likely to be a nail-biter until the bitter end.
Sen. Thad Cochran, the stately 74-...
| Nov 11, 2012
Once upon a time in American politics, there were things called "wedge issues," and they generally terrified Democrats. They were mostly social and cultural issues: abortion, feminism, gay rights, illegal immigration and race. Conservatives wielded them...
| Aug 28, 2012
Huzzah, America, our centuries-old struggle with racism and bigotry may be coming to an end.
This news was confirmed by none other than Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology and the author of 18 books on race, racism, racial history, black culture...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, perhaps the most prodigious fund-raiser the GOP has ever seen, will be joining forces with politically powerful Crossroads groups, the independent campaign organization that helped tilt several congressional races to the...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A story for Black History Month.
Bryan Stevenson is director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a Montgomery, Ala.-based organization he founded in 1989 to provide legal representation for the indigent and incarcerated. The EJI (www.eji.org) doesn't charge...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 5:34 AM
Ten states have held nominating contests so far this year in the GOP race for president. In the next week, 11 more will do the same, most on Super Tuesday.
But if Haley Barbour had his way, the entire process would only be starting now, not heading...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 7:13 AM
The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin.
At stake on this "off-year" general election...