Ready for Democratic Socialism?

By SID SALTER,

STARKVILLE — American politics has unfortunately long since devolved into a predictable battle between voters on the nation’s East and West coasts and in the largest cities who are predominantly liberal/progressive/socialist and rural voters in the nation’s “flyover” sections of the South, the Midwest, and other “heartland” areas who are predom


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No easy fix to border woes

By SID SALTER,

STARKVILLE — The haunting photo of the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, on the banks of the Rio Grande at Matamoros, Mexico has now — for good or ill — become the face of the immigration debate in America.


Biden’s remarks practical

By SID SALTER,

STARKVILLE — Among most of his supposed 2020 Democratic presidential primary opponents — particularly those hitching their political wagons to the New Left — Joe Biden’s recent comments on the days when those with significant differences within their own parties and certainly with those in the opposing parties could reach out and work together



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