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MFP Voices

Vengeful Nostalgia: The Deadly Bargain of Donald Trump’s Lost Cause

Trump’s Lost Cause creates its own brutal trap for those who will not acknowledge that he lost a standard, legal, legitimate election. Good losers aren’t happy about losing, but because they share a devotion to the community, they concede and move forward instead of burning everything down in a frenzied tantrum.   

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News

Mississippi Voters Elect Three New Republicans, One Democrat to Legislature

Four new lawmakers are joining the Mississippi Legislature after voters in two House districts and two Senate districts voted in special elections to fill the vacant seats on Thursday. Though the candidates appeared on the ballot with no party identification because state special elections are non-partisan, they did share their party allegiance on the campaign trail. 

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Investigations

Mississippi’s For-profit Nursing Homes See More COVID Deaths, Infections; Black Residents Hit Harder

Four in 10 residents was the average number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in those for-profit long-term-care facilities. One possible factor: The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration had already cited 80% of Mississippi’s nursing homes for infection-control problems before the pandemic hit.

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