Money vs. ideology: The showdown comes to a head
The Race Between Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran for U.S. senator is crystallizing Mississippi’s great political irony.
Mississippi is one of the most conservative states in the nation, yet it receives the most federal aid. We are the ultimate welfare state.
For decades, this little irony was swept under the rug. Our politicians would talk about cutting federal spending one day and boast about bringing home the pork the next.