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Our View: The scene is set for a hike

Posted earlier today in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Some things the Legislature got right

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

I commend our state Legislature for several things: Finally ending the election of school supervisors, balancing the budget, expanding charter schools, and repealing the franchise tax.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Plato, Aristotle and Donald Trump

Posted earlier today in National Columns

When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: If God Is dead ...

Posted yesterday in National Columns

In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular outlook on life. ... They are unaware of the disaster that godlessness in the West has led to."

 

 

Froma Harrop: The liberal Silent Majority

Posted yesterday in National Columns

A few days before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering him on.

 

 

Our View: CAFB: an essential part of our community

Posted 4/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Here's something we do not say often enough: The Golden Triangle needs Columbus Air Force Base.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Angry bills and buddy bills dominate the 2016 session

Posted 4/26/2016 in Local Columns

In 1980, a silly movie, "Airplane," was released. In one scene a passenger loses her composure. The other passengers line up. Each one more aggressively tries to slap her back to her senses.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Conservatives for Trump?

Posted 4/26/2016 in National Columns

The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him.

 

 

Bill Crawford: Responsible governance has had its day in Mississippi

Posted 4/25/2016 in Local Columns

Bless their hearts. They did the best they could. After taking care of themselves, political promises, and lobbyists, there just wasn't much Republican legislators, with their new super-majority in the House and Senate, could do to take care of Mississippi's real needs.

 

Possumhaw: She looked back

Posted 4/25/2016 in Local Columns

Sam power-washed the back porch along with the Adirondack chairs. I beat the rugs and fluffed the cushions.

Ask Rufus: De Soto's cross

Posted 4/23/2016 in Local Columns

I have written several times about the expedition of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto's travels through our area 475 years ago and his encounters with the Chickasaws and other Indian nations.

 

Voice of the people: Venice Bishop

Disappointed with supervisors

 

Slimantics: How to ruin a state without really trying

Posted 4/23/2016 in Local Columns

Each January, the Mississippi Legislature convenes in Jackson and collectively loses its mind for a few months. The session ends in April - and not a nanosecond too soon - giving Mississippians a couple of months to contemplate the impending carnage that will ensue on July 1, when the new laws go into effect.

 

Leonard Pitts: Sometimes, race is more distraction than explanation

Posted 4/23/2016 in National Columns

Dear white people: As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Mich., returned to the headlines last week with news that the state attorney general is charging three government officials for their alleged roles in the debacle. It makes this a convenient moment to deal with something that has irked me about the way this disaster is framed.

 

Kathleen Parker: Dear Bernie Sanders: Black votes matter

Posted 4/23/2016 in National Columns

African Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny. After all they've endured through slavery, Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, their voices are still treated dismissively by tone-deaf politicians who would ask for their votes.

Roses and thorns 4/24/16

Posted 4/23/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to business owners and their patrons, especially in Columbus.

 

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