Phil Ochs


This week Mississippi elected to the Senate Cindy Hyde-Smith, an unrepentant, out white supremacist who gleefully wore a Confederate cap in a photo titled "Mississippi history at its best!" and glibly joked in her campaign about lynchings and disenfranchising voters. In a longtime red state where " racism is built into (its) very bones," her victory was unsurprising, but dispiriting. The good news was she won by far less than Trump. Still, from Nina Simone: "Mississippi goddam."