After more than three years as state health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs—the man who led the Mississippi State Department of Health through the COVID-19 pandemic thus far—is set to resign at the end of July.
Exactly 100 years to the day since Willie Baker’s lynching, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Emmett Till Antilynching Law, making lynching a federal hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The House of Representatives passed it last month.
MFP Live: Karen Hinton Talks About ‘Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men and Power’ 3/10, 6 p.m. CST
Karen Hinton, author of “Penis Politics: A Memoir of Women, Men and Power,” joins Donna Ladd and Kimberly Griffin as a guest on this week’s MFP Live, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6 p.m. Hinton learned first-hand how difficult the path to the top can be for a woman in a political culture traditionally dominated by men. More than once she saw her career derailed because of her refusal to stay silent about the bad behavior of powerful men.
People are losing faith in democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. Support for democracy has declined by almost 10 percentage points since 2004. The 2021 round of AmericasBarometer offers important insights into what’s driving declining support for democracy in the region.