Mississippi Official Explores Dark Underpinnings of American Wealth

Andy Cush · 08/03/16 10:55AM

Happy 300th birthday to the city of Natchez, Mississippi! To celebrate, Mississippi Development Authority executive director Glenn McCullough Jr. noted on Twitter that Natchez had the most millionaires per capita of an U.S. city before the Civil War. That’s a lot of millionaires—where do you think they got all their money?

Mississippi Will Decide House Race by Drawing Straws 

Allie Jones · 11/20/15 10:37AM

American democracy in action: Mississippi pols will literally “draw straws” today to settle a House race that ended in a tie earlier this month. The stakes are high—the lucky winner will determine whether the GOP gets a supermajority and thus the chance to more fully destroy the state’s already meager safety net.

Another Mississippi Murder

Charlie R. Braxton · 10/11/14 10:05AM

(For Mike Brown, Lennon Lacy, Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, and so on, and so on ...)

Mississippi Jails People For Months With No Charges

Hamilton Nolan · 09/25/14 10:40AM

Even in 2014, it is still possible to come across facts about the American justice system that stagger even the most cynical of minds. For example: do you know how long people are sitting in jail in Mississippi without being charged with a crime?