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Past articles by Sid:

After general election, Speaker Gunn likely to hold significant leadership advantage

To be sure, Gunn was a loyal Republican, and there was zero talk of prior policy disagreements with Gunn’s fellow GOP officials. → Read More

Federal lawsuit challenging state constitution makes tight governor’s race even tighter

By all prognostications, we have a tight governor’s race in 2019 between Republican Tate Reeves and Democrat Jim Hood → Read More

Neshoba County Fair 2019 political heat should include more than the thermometer

This year's Neshoba County Fair promises to be hot in many ways. → Read More

Remembering Sun-N-Sand's glory days: Power brokers, bare feet and laughter

Sid Salter, in a column first published in 2001, recalls the famed Sun-N-Sand in Jackson, which is now going to be razed for a parking lot. → Read More

Mississippi’s fuel tax debate heats up between politicians, business leaders

With over 500 bridges closed and numerous state roads in need of repair the issue of road and bridge finance in Mississippi is a hot button issue → Read More

On Mississippi, Gottheimer and the ‘moocher states’

New Jersey congressman points fingers at Mississippi for federal dollars it receives but fails to look deeper. Here's what Mississippi really offers. → Read More

New Jersey congressman calls Mississippi a ‘moocher state.’ Here's what he forgets.

New Jersey congressman points fingers at Mississippi for federal dollars it receives but fails to look deeper. Here's what Mississippi really offers. → Read More

As second largest single employer, shipyard’s future vital to Mississippi's economy

Mississippi legislators have been wise to continue to make modest subsidies to a shipbuilding industry that has been an economic centerpiece. → Read More

How do we pay for public health care? A challenge for candidates and governments

The solution is more complex than simple Medicaid expansion. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren is no Robert Kennedy: Comparing the Democrats' Delta visits

The attempt to compare Warren’s 2019 visit to the Delta with Kennedy’s 1967 visit seems exceedingly shallow and contrived. → Read More

Sen. Roger Wicker voted against President Trump. It was unpopular, but it was right.

While in the House and later in the Senate, Wicker has been a hawkish proponent of border security and border building. → Read More

What comes first in Mississippi: the chicken, the egg or the SBA poultry loan?

SBA poultry loan review shines bright light on industry’s role in Mississippi economy → Read More

Stretch runs in Senate races winding down to what seems predictable finishes

The special election for U.S. Senate will likely be determined in a Nov. 27 runoff, where conventional political wisdom could be tested. → Read More

Voters may face a different kind of marijuana legalization effort in 2020

Mississippians aren’t likely to approve any ballot measure that makes marijuana legal for recreational purposes → Read More

After Kavanaugh fight, what next for the nation’s highest court?

The short answer is judicial business as usual. → Read More

Tate Reeves, Jim Hood race will be an old school, political street brawl

A Reeves-Hood matchup pits two proven public officials who each have been able to command popular vote majorities in four consecutive elections. → Read More

Tweets and posts: How much does social media impact election outcomes?

Mississippi remains the second least-connected state behind Alaska with about 37 percent having no access to broadband. → Read More

Chris McDaniel's Morning Joe comments missed point of state's fiscal realities

Only West Virginia and New Mexico are more dependent on federal dollars than Mississippi. → Read More

Despite George Will's view, electoral math difficult for Mike Espy

What is likely is a runoff election after Nov. 6 in which Espy is among the top two candidates. → Read More

Remember State Rep. Alyce Clarke’s grit when state lottery begins

Rep. Clarke had vision, determination, and most of all, patience. → Read More