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Mona Charen: Is Trump guilty or does he just look guilty?

Posted yesterday in National Columns

When absorbing news about the Mueller investigation, I can't help thinking of Saddam Hussein. No, I'm not equating our president with the late Iraqi dictator. I'm thinking more about our assumptions regarding Saddam's guilt.



Leonard Pitts: What's going on with 42 percent of Republicans?

Posted yesterday in National Columns

This is a column about 42 percent of Republicans. It is also a column about trust.



Other editors: Mississippi wants to crack down on gangs. We agree, but it's not as easy as it seems.

Posted yesterday in National Columns

We know street gangs are a problem in South Mississippi. Some of the most horrific crimes committed on the Coast were committed by members of street gangs. How do we know? The criminals told us.


Possumhaw: Some things never change

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

"Men and fish are a lot alike. Both get into trouble when they open their mouth." Author unknown

Ask Rufus: The Tombigbee Disasters of March 1

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

As I write this column on the last Saturday in February with a weather watch for severe storms approaching, I cannot help but think of the Tombigbee steamboat the Eliza Battle.


Our View: More names needed for second school district seat

Posted 2/23/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

By the time the 2018-2019 school year begins, the Columbus Municipal School District will fill dozens of positions.



Patrick Buchanan: Protect kids or confiscate guns?

Posted 2/23/2018 in National Columns

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.


Slimantics: Mr. Smith goes to Jackson

Posted 2/22/2018 in Local Columns

Beginning today and continuing each Thursday, this column will be devoted to state politics under the theory that what happens in the legislature is very much a local story.


Voice of the people: Dr. Andrew W. Stevens



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Our View: Starkville Board of Aldermen flunk Civics test

Posted 2/21/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Board of aldermen and city council meetings provide an opportunity to see the workings of our system of government at the most basic level.



Wyatt Emmerich: Early intervention gets a great return on the investment

Posted 2/21/2018 in Local Columns

Who wouldn't be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door.


Slimantics: Reeves' magical thinking on infrastructure repair

Posted 2/20/2018 in Local Columns

There are 174 people who serve in the Mississippi legislature, folks from all walks of life. What we can assume about them, collectively, is that none of them do the shopping back home, for they just don't seem to understand how it works.


Voice of the people: Joseph Boggess



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