Senate campaign will compare grassroots and astroturf politics

Sid Salter

While watching what is shaping up to be a bitter and bloody U.S. Senate campaign in Mississippi, it’s important that state voters not lose sight of the fact that in the name of “grassroots” politics they are going to bear witness to a lot of folks selling “astroturf.”

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2014 Farm Bill’s passage a testament to Cochran’s experience, seniority

Sid Salter

Mississippi’s agriculture and forestry industries are a $7.3 billion business, employing almost one-third of Mississippi workers on 30 million acres.

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Chemical shortages have some rethinking methods for execution

Sid Salter

Are we headed back to firing squads in Wyoming or Missouri? Will Virginia bring back the electric chair? The gallows still operate in three states – Delaware, New Hampshire and Washington. Will more follow?

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State’s press to ‘roast’ Filbert, uh, Delbert Hosemann Jan. 30

Sid Salter

Far be it for a man whose birth certificate reads “Sidney Leo” to make fun of anyone’s name, but one has to admit that “Delbert Hosemann” is quite the moniker.

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Sign of the times: Road kill legislation gains traction in Ohio

Sid Salter

Normally, comedy writers in New York or Los Angeles would be aiming this story squarely at Mississippi or another rural state. But truth be known, this tale emanates from Ohio.

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Does Simpson-Bowles II plan repesent new American center?

Sid Salter

Back in 2010, the Simpson-Bowles Commission offered a radical solution to a complex problem facing this nation in a presentation made by the bipartisan presidential commission on the nation’s debt and deficits at the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting in Boston.

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Remembering John Bondurant: He was a quiet American Hero

Sid Salter

FOREST – Solid, productive communities are built on the strong backs, impeccable character and reliable vision of men like John Furniss Bondurant.

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In modern digital crossfire, is it really a free country?

Sid Salter

There’s a lot things I see and hear in the media – traditional and digital – that I disagree with. I find a growing amount of it offensive in some way. A little of it actually angers me.

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Memories of Christmases past now dominate my holidays

Sid Salter

As I’ve written before over the years, the newspaper business taught me one inescapable fact – for all the joy the Christmas season brings, it also brings for some a measure of regret and sadness.

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Here’s hoping congressional earmarks define senate race

Sid Salter

Before Club for Growth and others engage in revisionist history over the question of congressional earmarks in Mississippi’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, let’s reflect on the record.

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