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Ask Rufus: Celebrating the Fourth

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Local Columns

To celebrate Independence Day, there will be a grand fireworks show at the Stennis Lock and Dam, East Bank, on July 1.

Partial to Home: A visit with Bo 'Tomato Man' Jones

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

The inquisitive traveler headed east from Columbus to Tuscaloosa, Birmingham or points beyond will find it rewarding in unexpected ways to take the slow road out of town -- Highway 182, which in Alabama becomes (Pickens) County Road 30.

 

Other Editors: Dedicated community leaders

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The work to revitalize, enhance and promote communities across Mississippi is often done by dedicated community leaders whose efforts can easily go unheralded.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: The passing of the Pelosi era

Posted yesterday in National Columns

In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia's Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel.

 

Leonard Pitts: You can't take the low road to the high place

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The other day, a Muslim saved a terrorist. It happened just after midnight Monday in London. The terrorist, according to authorities, was Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, Wales, who drove a rented van 150 miles to the British capital, where he jumped a sidewalk and plowed into a crowd of worshipers outside a mosque as people were attending to a man who had collapsed.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump as Caesar: Irresponsible, nasty, fun

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Lend me your ears. You'll be glad. Today's subject is the controversial production of "Julius Caesar" in which a Donald Trump-like figure gets assassinated. Given today's angry political climate, the costuming showed poor taste at the very least. Delta Air Lines and Bank of America withdrew their sponsorship, and who could blame them?

 

 

Our View: Looking out for the little guy

Posted 6/23/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesday, Mississippi's Public Service Commission sent an unequivocal message to Mississippi Power: You will not gamble with the rate-payers' money.

 

Slimantics: When a win is really a loss

Posted 6/23/2017 in Local Columns

When The 5th District Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling against Mississippi's HB1523, also known as "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act," on Thursday, a lot of folks didn't know whether to shrug their shoulders or set their hair on fire and run down the street.

 

Froma Harrop: Morality tale at Uber: Reputation still counts

Posted 6/23/2017 in National Columns

Travis Kalanick helped found and build Uber into a corporate giant worth more than Ford Motor Co. On Tuesday, Uber's board effectively fired Kalanick.

 

 

Our View: Is Mickens underpaid or under a rock?

Posted 6/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine it is your first day on a new job. What's the first thing you do?

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Cowards of academia

Posted 6/22/2017 in National Columns

One of the nice things about summer is that school is out and, at least for a few months, we'll get a welcome break from those sanctimonious liberal snowflakes on college campus who manage to prove that old saying about how the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

 

 

Our View: Turner's good qualities should not be forgotten

Posted 6/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Marty Turner was a no-show Tuesday in what would have been his last official meeting as a Columbus City councilman.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

 

Steve Chapman: Political violence: 'As American as cherry pie'

Posted 6/21/2017 in National Columns

Someday, I hope, I'll sit a couple of grandkids on my lap and tell them about the days when Americans abstained from political violence and settled all our differences peaceably through the democratic process. Or maybe I'll pick a different fairy tale.

 

 

Our View: Eating out is good for us

Posted 6/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

One way you can perform your civic duty is by eating. Sounds too good to be true, right?

 

 

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