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Our View: A bad choice no one can afford

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Dispatch Editorials

During the course of our lifetimes, all of us will make decisions and choices that will greatly impact our financial futures -- from decisions about higher education, training, changing jobs, investments and savings to the countless number of things we buy or don't buy.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Media errs allowing itself to become the story

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Local Columns

Big mistake. To use an overused term, "Yuuge."

 

Editorial cartoon for 2-22-17

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

 

Leonard Pitts: The 'confirmed unteachability' of humankind

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

Imagine this. You are a boy, living in a child's blissful unaware.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is a Trump-Putin detente dead?

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals.

 

Possumhaw: Observations of a crappie fisherman

Posted 2/20/2017 in Local Columns

When the lakes, creeks and rivers fill up and when the flowers bloom and the grasses green Sam's out to find the first crappie "spawners." Every few days the big brown delivery truck leaves a package from "Monk's Crappie," Sam's favorite fishing supplier.

 

Leonard Pitts: The education gap between left and right

Posted 2/20/2017 in National Columns

It's time we talked about the most consequential political divide in this country.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Hitting our heads against a border wall

Posted 2/20/2017 in National Columns

Illegal immigration from Mexico is yesterday's problem. Last year, more Mexicans left the United States than entered, according to the Pew Research Center. But if Donald Trump were to follow through on threats to ditch or decimate the North American Free Trade Agreement, illegal immigration from Mexico would become tomorrow's problem.

 

Ask Rufus: The Black Prairie of 1835

Posted 2/18/2017 in Local Columns

I have always considered myself to be a child of the prairie.

Partial to Home: Icebergs as big as houses

Posted 2/18/2017 in Local Columns

Sunday morning, two weeks ago, the parking lot of the Dollar General in Eastpoint, Florida, was jumping. Beth and I had stopped for bottled water. We were headed into the interior of the Florida Panhandle for a day of kayaking.

Patrick J. Buchanan: The deep state targets Trump

Posted 2/18/2017 in National Columns

When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state."

 

Steve Chapman: Trump's strange coziness with the Kremlin

Posted 2/18/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump assured Americans Thursday that he is not acting in covert concert with Vladimir Putin. "I have nothing to do with Russia," he said during his news conference, insisting, "The whole Russian thing, that's a ruse."

 

 

Our View: Snow family deserving of Legislature's honor

Posted 2/17/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Roughly half way through the 2017 session, the Mississippi Legislature's performance is, as usual, subject to mixed reviews.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Campus free speech an oxymoron?

Posted 2/17/2017 in National Columns

Since arriving in the White House, Donald Trump has upended many customs and norms, including many whose value was not fully appreciated before.

 

 

Marion Whitley: The urge to reach out

Posted 2/17/2017 in National Columns

Recently, I happened to be standing in line at my Eastside Manhattan grocery checkout behind two Muslim women wearing hijabs.

 

Slimantics: Civic clubs: Eat, pray, listen, but everybody goes home at 1

Posted 2/16/2017 in Local Columns

Lunch and a speaker. Today, it is the Exchange Club. Yesterday it was the Kiwanis. The day before that, Rotary.

 

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