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Chris McDaniel vows to fight on after Cochran wins the June 24 Republican runoff for U.S. Senate. / Photo by Ashton Pittman

Chris McDaniel attorney says Voter ID doesn’t stop voter fraud

  Requiring voters to show photo identification to vote doesn’t stop much voter fraud, the attorney representing State Senator Chris McDaniel said Monday. McDaniel’s lead counsel, Mitch Tyner, made the remarks in a press conference Monday while announcing McDaniel’s decision to mount a legal challenge to the results of the June…

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McDaniel legal strategy: nullify runoff results by casting doubt

Even if he can’t find enough invalid votes, McDaniel could seek a legal challenge on the basis of Barbour’s racial super PAC ads Supporters of State Senator Chris McDaniel say they have already found 1,500 invalid votes from last Tuesday’s Republican runoff. To trigger another runoff, McDaniel needs to demonstrate the…

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McDaniel under fire after shouting match with 77-year-old voter

Senator Thad Cochran is criticizing his June 24 primary opponent, Chris McDaniel, after McDaniel and some supporters got into a shouting match at a grocery store Thursday in Jackson, Miss. “Do Mississippians really want a U.S. Senator who gets so rattled by [a question] that he gets in a ‘shouting…

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Perception is Reality in Mississippi Politics

  The following is an opinion piece by Brian Powers.   The Mississippi Senate Republican Primary race has been insane in so many ways that a film version would be a riot of epic proportions. It has it all: drama, cliffhangers, fighting, comedy, game show hosts, reality television stars, break-ins,…

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How Deep South Progressive became Deep South Daily

Why the Name Changed This week, we quietly changed the name of this site from Deep South Progressive to Deep South Daily. For those of you wondering why the sudden change, I have an explanation. But first, the story of how this site came into being. When I first started this…

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Shifting Back to Sanity

The following is an opinion piece by Brian Powers.   It amazes me how many people don’t realize how much has changed in the last decade. Don’t misunderstand. Things are always changing. I realize that. But in recent years, the speed of change has accelerated. Technology almost doubles in advancements from year to year. Modern…

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Because the Constitution: A Mississippi Freak Show

Analysis of a Deep South Senate Race: Part 5 The following is an opinion piece by Brian Powers.   I started this series of perspective articles with one major hypothesis: This is anybody’s race to win. After all the scandals, gaffes, break-ins, lock-ins and other assorted buffoonery that gives the…

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks at a campaign stop with (from left to right) Congressman Gregg Harper, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and Gov. Phil Bryant. / Source: Thad Cochran for Mississippi's Facebook page.

Thad Cochran should debate. Mississippians deserve it.

Editorial For eight months now, U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has been asking his Republican primary opponent, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, for a debate. In April, McDaniel accepted a debate invitation from WLBT, which would’ve been broadcast live statewide on May 24 – ten days before the initial primary election. But…

U.S. Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel (right) with his friend, Miss. State Sen. Michael Watson (left) at an Ole Miss baseball game. / Source: Facebook

Extra Innings in Mississippi’s Senate Race

Analysis of a Deep South Senate Race: Part 4 The following is an opinion piece by Brian Powers. Also read: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3   Ole Miss baseball games are an intense place to be if you are an outfielder for the visiting team. Students camp…

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Diagon Alley, the latest addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida. / Photo by Brian Utley

From debt to Diagon Alley

A Deep South Daily Prophet Exclusive Unlike Harry Potter, Matt Kelly couldn’t open doors with the wave of a wand. He had to earn a spot on the Universal Creative team that brought Universal Studios’ newest addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – to life. Kelly’s journey…

19 of Maya Angelou’s Greatest Quotes

The bird is no longer caged. Writer and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. Throughout her life, Angelou inspired millions with her poetry, wisdom, and courage. She broke barriers – not only for African Americans – but for women as well, proudly proclaiming: “Phenomenal woman,…

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David Sheffield: I thought you were black

An interview with the Mississippi-native and writer of comedies like The Nutty Professor and Coming to America. David Sheffield comes from a large, modest family in Mississippi. His life led him along paths that would change most people, but it did not have the same effect on him that it…

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Diagon Alley, the latest addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida. / Photo by Brian Utley

From debt to Diagon Alley

A Deep South Daily Prophet Exclusive Unlike Harry Potter, Matt Kelly couldn’t open doors with the wave of a wand. He had to earn a spot on the Universal Creative team that brought Universal Studios’ newest addition to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley – to life. Kelly’s journey…

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Watch this straight Southern man’s reaction as diners insult a gay couple

In ABC’s latest episode of their hit show What Would You Do?, diners in a Vicksburg, Mississippi restaurant were secretly filmed as they reacted to a pair of a affectionate couples sitting nearby. One couple was gay, the other was straight. Diners’ reactions were noticeably different based on whether the couple was…

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Watch: subSIPPI Trailer

subSIPPI is a groundbreaking new documentary film that examines the diverse cultures and peoples of Mississippi. The film, by Greg Gandy, Vincent Chaney and Lauren Cioffi, will premiere at the Saengar Theatre in Hattiesburg Friday, Aug. 23. The Facebook event listing can be found here. Video via subSIPPI on Vimeo.

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