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Slimantics: Restaurant tax is Jeff Smith's albatross

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

In an earlier time, Rep. Jeff Smith would be known as a dandy, defined as a person unduly devoted to style, neatness and fashion in dress and appearance.

 

Jiben Roy: For so many things I am grateful but ...

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Nature loves diversification and that's we see it in science too.

 

 

Froma Harrop: America's clown show negotiations are not funny

Posted yesterday in National Columns

When bluster ends in capitulation, what do other negotiating partners see? Blood in the water.

 

 

Our View: What is wrong with studying mass shootings?

Posted 5/23/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine there was a disease that cost the lives of 35,000 Americans each year.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mike Murphy

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'I was wrong' -- the three hardest words in the English language

Posted 5/23/2018 in National Columns

They might be the three hardest words in the English language: "I was wrong."

 

 

Voice of the people: Donna West

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Economy still voters' major issue on election day

Posted 5/22/2018 in Local Columns

On the day Donald Trump was elected, a 20-gallon tank of gas cost a Mississippi driver $36. Today, The American Automobile Associations says that same 20 gallons costs $52.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Does more debt lead to fewer babies?

Posted 5/22/2018 in National Columns

Romper, a website for young mothers, asks a good question. Is crushing student debt a big factor in millennials' not having children? Its answer is yes.

 

Possumhaw: And then there was rain

Posted 5/21/2018 in Local Columns

Early spring brought lots of rain. Prairie lakes were full; spillways flowed like streams. Daily Sam checked water levels of local creeks and lakes. He checked Grenada Lake where crappie grow large and plentiful. High water levels are not conducive to spawning crappie.

 

Voice of the people: Tina Perry

 

 

Voice of the people: Kenneth Boykin

 

 

Editorial cartoon 5/21/18

Posted 5/21/2018 in National Columns

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Memphis in May Music Festival quite a scene

Posted 5/21/2018 in Local Columns

Every Time I go to a music festival, I figure it's my last one, but somehow I ended up at the Memphis in May music festival two weeks ago.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Why young Americans are drawn to socialism

Posted 5/19/2018 in National Columns

Capitalism has been the most dynamic force for economic progress in history.

 

 

Adriana Cohen: Israel has no friend in Democrats

Posted 5/19/2018 in National Columns

Do Democrats truly stand for democracy, LGBT and women's rights, or even freedom?

 

 

Leonard Pitts: For some, 'faith' has little to do with Jesus

Posted 5/19/2018 in National Columns

Today, we will discuss one of the most pressing threats to American Christianity. Meaning, of course, American Christians.

 

 

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