Will Hall: Elect McDaniel, Denounce Establishment

This opinion column first appeared in The Daily Mississippian. The night of Nov. 8, 2016, I was glued to my television, watching one of the greatest dramas of our lifetime come to its thrilling finale. As President-elect Donald Trump approached the podium, people around the country laughed, while others cried all while the Republican Party […]

In Defense of Revenue Tariffs

Since Trump announced for President in June 2015, one area where he has faced increasing criticism from Republicans, many of them “Never Trumpers,” is in the area of international trade. They scream the oft used swear word “Protectionism” whenever he talks of negotiating better trade deals, something he’s talked about for decades. Now that Trump […]

October Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the October 2017 issue of the Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter: $1,128,744 verdict- Coahoma County medical malpractice trial mentioned here (3/30/17); defense verdict- Lamar County car wreck case (8/30/17); defense verdict- Grenada County medical malpractice trial covered here (8/18/17); defense verdict- Jackson federal court employment retaliation case (8/31/17); defense verdict- Lee […]

It took 214 years, but a woman will become Mayor of New Orleans

Ashton Pittman

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After Saturday night’s election in New Orleans, women will face each other in a runoff for mayor, all but guaranteeing that New Orleans will elect its first female mayor – 214 years later after the first mayor, Étienne de Boré, was elected in December 1803. With half of precincts in […]

Two for Jones County?

In an interesting twist, this upcoming midterm election cycle might see not one but two Jones County, Mississippi natives battling for seats in the United States Senate. And not only are Chris McDaniel and Marsha Blackburn two of the most conservative candidates running this year but their respective races may be the two hottest races […]

To Kill a Mockingbird should ‘make people uncomfortable.’ That’s the point.

Ashton Pittman

A Mississippi school district’s decision to ban the classic because it causes discomfort shows they don’t understand the purpose of teaching literature //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a spectacularly boneheaded move, Biloxi school administrators pulled American classic To Kill a Mockingbird from its 8th grade curriculum because, according to School Board Vice President […]

Photo Gallery: Hattiesburlesque’s Halloween 2017 Show

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Tea Party Patriots: Time For Mitch McConnell To Go

Joining the growing Bannon coalition, which includes the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks, is the group Tea Party Patriots led by co-founder Jenny Beth Martin. Like other leaders in the conservative movement, she is calling for Mitch McConnell to step down. Why? Because he has “failed to deliver.” The Republican leadership has not made good […]

Is the Establishment Beginning To Crack?

First it was Luther Strange who went down to defeat. Then it was Bob Corker who, seeing the handwriting on the wall, threw in the towel. Then, the man behind it all, Steve Bannon, declared “all-out war” on the Establishment, announcing a targeting package of Senate Republican incumbents, including Roger Wicker in Mississippi. Now, in […]