Mississippi Today publishes three-part series on the Mississippi Democratic Party

Democrats in Mississippi will long remember the night of Nov. 5, 2019. That night, Republicans swept all eight statewide elections for the first time in the state’s modern political history. Four-term Attorney General Jim Hood, who was considered the Democratic Party’s best shot at the Governor’s Mansion in at least 16 years, lost by five points […]

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Study: Trump’s support for police served as ‘dog whistle’ to voters with racial resentment

A new study reveals that voicing support for police can be a “dog whistle” politicians use to appeal to voters threatened by challenges to America’s racial status quo. Donald Trump’s expressions of support for police, researchers find, served as coded language that mobilized voters who were anxious about the social and economic status of white […]

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