There was a time when it was a good thing for a politician to bring home the bacon, or in the case of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, the shrimp. In today’s divided Republican Party, it can get you in hot water.
Wes Rea hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to propel Mississippi State University to a 5-4 upset of third-seeded Oregon State University in the opener of the men’s national college baseball championship.
The University of California, Los Angeles defeated Mississippi State University 8-0 to sweep the best-of-three final round in the College World Series and claim its first national men’s college baseball championship.
Like many people in Mississippi, Kevin and Nanine Parker have felt the sting of a strong recession and a weak recovery. Now, no longer able to make ends meet, they’ve reluctantly applied for food stamps.