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Slimantics: The tragic sadness of 'Me, too'

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

I have never been an accomplice to a crime. Put another way, I have never been a victim of sexual assault/sexual abuse/sexual harassment. Those who have know precisely what I mean.


Leonard Pitts: Making people uncomfortable is the point

Posted yesterday in National Columns

It "makes some people uncomfortable." That was the explanation Kenny Holloway, a school board official in Biloxi, Mississippi, gave the Sun Herald newspaper last week, for the board's decision to remove from its eighth-grade curriculum a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."


Slimantics: Sometimes, even kids should be 'uncomfortable'

Posted 10/17/2017 in Local Columns

Last week, the Biloxi School District removed Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its eighth-grade language arts curriculum after complaints from some of the students' parents.


Voice of the people: Berry Hinds



Froma Harrop: Trump's long contentious history with health care

Posted 10/17/2017 in National Columns

The story of Donald Trump and health coverage rightly starts with the story of Donald Trump and William Trump.


Possumhaw: Them old cotton fields

Posted 10/16/2017 in Local Columns

A week ago, around every bend a field of cotton edged the road. The crops were defoliated, so stalks stood brown holding fluffy white cotton, like cotton candy on a stick. The fields are beautiful, lying in row after row as far as you can see.


Voice of the people: Albert "Chance" Laws, M. D.



Charlie Mitchell: Admit it: Voting Rights Act had a down side, too

Posted 10/16/2017 in Local Columns

A case the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this term illustrates what happens when good intentions go bad.



Partial to Home: Driving lessons

Posted 10/14/2017 in Local Columns

Recently, before setting out on a road trip, I stopped by the library for a handful of books on tape, invaluable companions on long drives.



Voice of the people: Robert "Glenn" Rhyne



Steve Chapman: Trump declares war on the Constitution

Posted 10/14/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump is to conservatism as SpaghettiOs are to Italian food: a distant, crude and almost unrecognizable cousin. But last year, many conservatives who had trouble rationalizing a vote for Donald Trump settled on one decisive reason. Justices appointed by President Hillary Clinton, they said, could not be trusted to faithfully follow the Constitution.


Ask Rufus: Passing Thoughts of Long Ago

Posted 10/14/2017 in Local Columns

Sometimes being away from home reminds you of home in a very poignant way.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Trump the heir to Reagan?

Posted 10/14/2017 in National Columns

Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review.


Our View: An encouraging victory in the fight against cancer

Posted 10/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The story of MUW math professor Dr. Agnes Carino illustrates an important point where medical treatment is concerned.



Bernard Goldberg: Gun control debate in the wake of Las Vegas

Posted 10/13/2017 in National Columns

Since the carnage in Las Vegas, there's been a lot of talk on TV and commentary in print about gun control.



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