Author Archives: Ashton Pittman

Accidental shooting deaths have plummeted

Ashton Pittman

Accidental shooting deaths have plummeted A country music festival in Las Vegas: 58 dead. A Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas: 26 dead. The streets of Baltimore last year: nearly 300 dead. Gun violence has received no shortage of attention. But one bright spot has gotten much less: the number of accidental shooting deaths has […]

The Beginning of the Resistance in the Hub City

Ashton Pittman

Editor’s Note The 2017 Resistance did not begin in Washington D.C., nor was it begun by politicians – it was begun by people in small towns and cities like Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shortly after Donald Trump took office, hundreds of residents of Hattiesburg stood alongside students at the University of Southern Mississippi to protest Trump’s Muslim […]

Chris McDaniel says he’s “terrified” his son will grow up to be a Democrat or a Harvard graduate

Ashton Pittman

The seemingly tongue-in-cheek comment came after his son told him he was “triggered” //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel, a potential 2018 U.S. Senate candidate says he is “terrified” that his 6-year-old son might grow up to be a Harvard graduate. “My 6-year-old just told me he was ‘triggered,’” McDaniel posted […]

Alabama father shoots and kills son after mistaking him for a car thief

Ashton Pittman

A father fatally shot who he thought was a car thief on Christmas Eve, but he was horribly wrong. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); .repubhubembed{display:none;} (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (function($){ function bsaProResize() { var sid = “3”; var object = $(“.bsaProContainer-” + sid + ” .bsaProItemInner__img”); var animateThumb = $(“.bsaProContainer-” + sid + ” […]

Doug Jones certified the victor in Alabama after judge blocks Moore’s last-ditch effort to block him

Ashton Pittman

Alabama officially certifies Doug Jones as the victor in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Senator-elect Doug Jones was certified the winner of Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election Thursday afternoon after a judge rejected a last-ditch attempt by Jones’ Republican rival, Roy Moore, to block Jones’ win. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, […]

To Republicans, all black votes are “vote fraud”

Ashton Pittman

Roy Moore’s last ditch attempt to stop Doug Jones is an attempt to nullify black votes. This isn’t new for Republicans. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (function($){ function bsaProResize() { var sid = “3”; var object = $(“.bsaProContainer-” + sid + ” .bsaProItemInner__img”); var animateThumb = $(“.bsaProContainer-” + sid […]

Mississippi could vote on its state flag in 2018

Ashton Pittman

Mississippi’s governor hinted at putting the Confederate-emblem-bearing flag on the 2018 ballot //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As Mississippi state legislators look to the 2018 legislative session, one issue looms heavy: the Mississippi state flag. Over the summer, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant hinted at putting the flag on the 2018 ballot, saying it would […]

Republicans fear Bannon and McDaniel could deliver Mississippi to Democrats in 2018

Ashton Pittman

After Alabama, Republican insiders fear Steve Bannon could deliver Mississippi to Democrats, too //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel – a state Tea Party scion – contemplates mounting another U.S. Senate bid, alt-right kingpin Steve Bannon is helping lay the groundwork for him. That has establishment Republicans worried. “Is […]

Roy Moore files lawsuit to stop Doug Jones from being seated, demands election re-do

Ashton Pittman

In a last ditch effort, Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones’ vanquished Republican opponent, Roy Moore, has filed a lawsuit to stop the results of Alabama’s special election from being certified this afternoon. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Moore and his attorney claimed there were “irregularities” in the U.S. Senate election that was held earlier this […]