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  1. about 4 hours ago on Ted Rall

    I was born in Mississippi and raised in Jackson. You are full of it. Jackson, with a population of around 150K, is not solely responsible for dismal statistics coming out of a state of ~3 million. Rural Mississippi is mired in poverty, and black majority towns like Clarksdale are also in bad shape. The only places doing well are predominantly white, like Tupelo and Gulfport. Mississippi is the only state where it is possible to gerrymander the gubernatorial race due to a Jim Crow era constitution requiring the candidate to win the majority of districts in addition to the majority of the vote.

  2. about 5 hours ago on Mike Beckom

    And yet, you think forgetting that a person that made some of the most significant contribution to American society died over a century ago can be overlooked? Did you know that Abraham Lincoln is dead? And he didn’t die defending the airports during the revolutionary war.

  3. about 5 hours ago on Chip Bok

    And now OPEC is cutting production by 2 million barrels a day.

  4. about 5 hours ago on Clay Bennett

    Look up Mike Erickson, a Republican candidate for congress here in Oregon. Staunchly anti-abortion, yet he also paid for a girlfriend to have an abortion. He’s also very pro-police, and yet he has a record of DWI and speeding at twice the posted speed limit. He says that, if he loses, he will go to court to have the election overturned.

  5. 1 day ago on Henry Payne

    Can you provide a link to that statement on the CDC website? I wonder why surgeons have been wearing masks in the OR for well over a century. They, of all people, should know if they are worthless.

  6. 1 day ago on Mike Beckom

    Given that the person in question was one of over 500 congressional members, it is forgivable. I admit Trumps endless screwups, like being unaware of significant segments of American history, are not so much gaffes as they are proof of his profound ignorance of history, governance and technology.

  7. 2 days ago on Mike Beckom

    Wow. I could hear the tires screeching and rubber burning when you took emergency evasive maneuvers to change the subject. If a gaff from Biden proves he has dementia, then gaffs a thousand times worse certainly proves Trump has dementia.

  8. 2 days ago on Mike Beckom

    If he indicated he thought Frederick Douglas was still alive, would that be dementia? If he thought that, in the American revolution, the founding fathers defended the airports from the British, would that be dementia?

  9. 3 days ago on Steve Breen

    I live near Portland now, and it has a serious homeless problem as the housing costs are outrageous. I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. Despite abject poverty, they don’t have much of a homeless problem. Of course, you have a great choice of abandoned homes there you can buy for a few thousand dollars, because it is a hellhole and no one wants to move there. When my mom went to a nursing home a decade ago, we sold her 2-bedroom house on 1/2-acre lot in Jackson for $20K. Try to buy a house in Portland for $20K. BTW, her house and many surrounding homes in her neighborhood are now abandoned.

  10. 5 days ago on Mike Lester

    Strange spin. Farmers across the country are in need of farm workers, and immigrants are hungry for jobs. They have historically been critical to the success of large growers.