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Slimantics: Opposite ends of the pool

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

As best I can estimate, I was about 10 years old when the biggest thing ever to come to East Tupelo arrived -- a public swimming pool.

Lynn Spruill: With parks' plan, city needs to go more than half-way

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

Two of the best decisions made during this term of the Board of Aldermen had to do with the city's parks.

 

Froma Harrop: Questions remain on Saudi role in Sept. 11

Posted earlier today in National Columns

Formerly classified, 28 pages of a probe into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are a mystery no longer.

 

 

Our View: School supplies tax holiday is a token gesture

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

This weekend marks the state's eighth school sales tax holiday.

 

 

Froma Harrop: There's no Bernie revolution without Bernie

Posted yesterday in National Columns

One hesitates to discuss the small group of Bernie Sanders followers throwing tantrums at the Democratic convention. Some 90 percent of Sanders backers say they've already moved their support to Hillary Clinton.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous.' And God granted it."

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The true costs of corporate subsidies

Posted 7/27/2016 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) recently released a study touting all the jobs and money produced for Mississippi by the Nissan plant in Canton.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: A tale in political convention contrasts

Posted 7/27/2016 in National Columns

If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders whether the two groups hail from the same country.

 

 

Home Base: Dinner table debate, a family tradition

Posted 7/26/2016 in Local Columns

Back home in Arkansas on Saturday evening, everything was as it should've been: dinner on the table and lively political banter roaring back and forth across the dining room.

 

 

Our View: A treasure at our doorstep

Posted 7/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It was a phone conversation during a walk along the short span of shaded path that connects the Columbus Riverwalk and the Columbus Soccer Complex.

 

 

Voice of the people: Milton Spotts

 

 

Voice of the people: Robert Gillis

 

Possumhaw: Summertime, the living is easy

Posted 7/25/2016 in Local Columns

Work in the garden during the early morning to avoid heat stress, and wear a hat and loose clothes. Felder Rushing.

 

Leonard Pitts: Battle between left and right no longer a contest of ideas

Posted 7/25/2016 in National Columns

Well, that was sure ugly. Last week's Republican conclave in Cleveland came across less as a nominating convention than as a four-day nervous breakdown, a moment of fracture and bipolarity from a party that no longer has any clear idea what it stands for or what it is. Everywhere you turned there was something that made you embarrassed for them,

 

Ask Rufus: A sister for the Little Sisters of Liberty

Posted 7/23/2016 in Local Columns

In 1950, the Boy Scouts of America instituted a project called Crusade to Strengthen the Arm of Liberty, which aimed to place replicas of the Statue of Liberty across the country.

 

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