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Our View: Legislative malpractice

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Dispatch Editorials

It's a done deal.

 

Editorial cartoons for 5-24-17

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

 

Froma Harrop: Campus liberals are too easy to bait

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

"Rising to the bait" is a fishing term.

 

Slimantics: Self-flagellation or conscience?

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

A while back, a person whom I respect and believe to be fair-minded and tolerant, stopped me in my tracks for a moment with an unexpected question: "Don't you think you may be approaching self-flagellation when it comes to the race issue?"

 

Voice of the people: Frank "Mike" Batson

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Donald Trump is good for business -- the Trump-bashing business

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Last year, during the presidential campaign, I told Bill O'Reilly, then of Fox News, that things would not end well for Donald Trump, that even if he somehow won the election, given his erratic behavior, his would be a tumultuous presidency.

 

Possumhaw: It's all in the dirt

Posted 5/22/2017 in Local Columns

The mornings are cool enough, shady enough and enjoyable enough to work with the flowers and tomatoes, even if you're not a morning person.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Battle for school dollars now rests with Supreme Court

Posted 5/22/2017 in Local Columns

Most students are out for summer, having finished their final exams. In all probability, there were no easy answers. The quest for better K-12 public schools in Mississippi continues, though. Likewise there are no easy answers.

 

Ask Rufus: A legacy of heroism

Posted 5/20/2017 in Local Columns

There is a strange web about this world that sometimes makes it seem like a much smaller place than it is.

Partial to Home: Fredrick Jackson steps up

Posted 5/20/2017 in Local Columns

We had been talking about his growing up in Columbus and where he went to school, when I asked Fredrick Jackson what got him into politics. He held up his hand. "First, let's talk about my wife," he said.

 

Other editors: Another legislative failure: highway funding

Posted 5/20/2017 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Celebrating the rituals of spring

Posted 5/20/2017 in National Columns

I've been meaning to write this column for years. The inspiration will invariably come some warm May evening as I am standing in the lobby of a downtown hotel and, suddenly, a limousine sweeps up and disgorges these boys in crisp tuxes, these girls in sparkly dresses, T-shirts and hoodies abandoned for the night, looking handsome and gorgeous and startlingly adult as they seek the ballroom where the prom is being held.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Don't rush to impeachment

Posted 5/20/2017 in National Columns

To everything there is a season, the Bible and Pete Seeger told us. The season to impeach Donald Trump may come, or it may not. Trying to do it now would be like harvesting sweet corn before it's ripe, yielding something stunted and indigestible.

 

 

Our View: Learning from nature

Posted 5/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There is an old expression that goes, "If you cut your own firewood, it will warm you twice."

 

 

Froma Harrop: Can Americans get their democracy back?

Posted 5/19/2017 in National Columns

Boy, wouldn't it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office?

 

 

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