Sid Salter

Salter: 2019 Election Cycle Promises Significant Turnover, Changes Among Public Officials

Change. In terms of Mississippi government, change isn’t merely coming – and we’re talking major changes – it’s in great measure already here and...

Salter: Thompson’s Statements on Border Security Battle with Trump were Noteworthy

Mississippi Second District U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson has been an unapologetic liberal on social issues for the whole of his long congressional career and...

Salter: Late Ed Perry was a Jovial, Intensely Loyal Force of Nature in the...

State Rep. Felix Edwin “Stump” Perry was one of the most effective legislators in the long history of the Mississippi House, but it was...

Salter: Book Preserves State’s Reaction to ‘Integrate at Once’ Court Order

School desegregation in Mississippi was a tough, messy and often a very dangerous business. None knew those truths better than the white and black Mississippi...

Salter: Some Relevant Realities to Face with 60 Candles on my Birthday Cake

Longevity runs in my family on both sides. My father lived to a few weeks shy of 76 years. My mom made it 82...

Salter: Mississippi’s Congressional Clout will be Tested, Realigned in the 116th Congress (HED)

During the 2018 federal election cycle, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other national news organizations examined the question of what they...

Salter: McNeece was a Fourth-generation Community Journalist and Lady of Great Substance

My friend Lisa Denley McNeece would have made light of the cruel absurdity of her death on Sunday at her home in Bruce. Under...

Salter: Bush’s Long Friendship with Montgomery Served Mississippi and Both Men Well

George Herbert Walker Bush and Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery were both elected to Congress on Nov. 8, 1966 and both took office on Jan....

Salter: State’s Muddy U.S. Senate Class II Race Cost $20 million and Two Candidates’...

In 2018, Mississippi voters elected two U.S. senators. The two elections saw about $27. 6 million expended with $11 million of that coming from...

Salter: U.S. Senate Runoff Between Hyde-Smith, Espy Sure to Take on a National Party...

As it happened on Nov. 6, the pollsters on both sides were uncannily accurate in their predictions that Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and...