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Our View: Breast cancer is everyone's fight

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Dispatch Editorials

As National Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, we are encouraged by the progress we have seen in this fight.



Froma Harrop: Yoga pants criticism goes viral

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

He thought the readers could use a break from the election craziness and so sent a lighthearted letter to his suburban paper tendering an opinion on yoga pants.



Leonard Pitts: America shaped by Emmett Till's death

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

So what was it they were trying to kill?


Editorial Cartoon for 10-26-16

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

Slimantics: More on the care and feeding of ghosts

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Alan Brown has been writing about ghosts for 20 years now. He's authored 17 books about the ghosts of the South, including his latest effort: "Ghosts of Mississippi's Golden Triangle."


Voice of the people: Denise Carolyn Walker



Kathleen Parker: Alison Grimes and the unanswered question on ObamaYou can dress him up, but Trump will always be Trump

Posted yesterday in National Columns

If Beltway insiders and other East Coast elites ever wondered why so many Americans prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, all they need do is watch a rerun of Thursday night's 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.


Patrick J. Buchanan: An establishment in panic

Posted 10/23/2016 in National Columns

Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, "I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."


Froma Harrop: Clinton should have made her Wall Street speeches public

Posted 10/22/2016 in National Columns

I've dismissed talk of Hillary Clinton's "secrecy problem" as mere babble in an election year. I thought, for example, that Clinton had no obligation to disclose her mild pneumonia, a temporary ailment she was over in a few days.



Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump's victim mentality

Posted 10/22/2016 in National Columns

"Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" -- The Coasters from "Charlie Brown" Donald Trump has a victim mentality.


Partial to Home: Bob Nolan's Trumpian encounter

Posted 10/22/2016 in Local Columns

A couple weeks ago, Bob Nolan and I were standing around in my backyard talking. Actually, I was doing the talking; Bob was repairing a crack in a rowboat made of polyethylene plastic with a heat gun. I was trying to stay out of his way.


Local Voices: Life as a minority

Posted 10/22/2016 in Local Columns

Ever heard of Yazidi, a very small community in Northern Iraq? Probably not. We never heard of them until ISIS started massacring its residents in 2014.


Roses and thorns 10/23/16

Posted 10/22/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Mississippi State University graduate student and band member Martin Kinsey, who joined with university band members across the country to participate in "Be the Match," a program that provides bone marrow for patients battling more than 70 diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell anemia.

Ask Rufus: Horned serpents, a portal and a witch

Posted 10/22/2016 in Local Columns

Next Friday there will be a Chickasaw Indian Heritage Festival in Tupelo. That event provides the perfect backdrop for an interesting ancient Chickasaw legend. It is the legend of Tibbee Lake, which is between Columbus and West Point.


Our View: MUW's choices are a tribute to unsung heroes

Posted 10/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Often when a name goes up on a building, it honors a politician or benefactor.


Lynn Spruill: The value of showing up

Posted 10/21/2016 in Local Columns

Many years ago one of my exs attended a prestigious management seminar on the East Coast.


Jaime Stiehm: The last debate showed us who they are

Posted 10/21/2016 in National Columns

American democracy is meant to be messy, not ugly.



Our View: Political maneuverings damage value of MDE's ratings

Posted 10/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, the Mississippi Department of Education released its "report cards" for the state's schools and school districts for the 2015-16 school year.



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