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Ask Rufus: Down the Tombigbee

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

The three of us had started school together at Demonstration School more years ago than we would care to admit. This was a journey we had always wanted to make.

Slimantics: On Memorial Day weekend, a slice of Americana

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

It is the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and the campground at DeWayne Hayes Recreation Center is filled to capacity. All 100 campsites are occupied, some elaborately so, with enormous campers, adorned with flags, personalized signs, even satellite dishes.

 

Partial to Home: The view from Homer's front porch

Posted yesterday in National Columns

It's Friday afternoon and I'm sitting on the front porch of an uninhabited trailer that until recently was the home of Homer Cantrell.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bobby Clardy

As I have meandered through my retirement years, my nightly entertainment on TV has been challenging. The mind-numbing drivel that is offered daily is beyond my tolerance.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Difficult to overestimate impact of 'Roots'

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Everything was different, the day after.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: FDR still speaks across the ages

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The president spoke a personal word: "I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: 'The great white hope'

Posted yesterday in National Columns

"Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group ... death rates in this group have been rising, not falling."

 

 

Our View: Hughes bears unmistakable mark of leadership

Posted 5/27/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

He is a first-term state representative whose only previous credentials were a couple of terms as a city aldermen. His ties to his own party go back less than a year.

 

Lynn Spruill: BINGO!

Posted 5/27/2016 in Local Columns

Up until recently the only reference that bingo conjured up for me was the simple little ditty about the farmer's dog: "and B.I.N.G.O. was his name O." Not so any more.

 

Voice of the people: Frances Evans Rogers

 

 

Our View: Unemployment rates show the importance of small business

Posted 5/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each month, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security releases its Labor Market Information Report, more commonly known as unemployment rates.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The public squalor of airport security

Posted 5/26/2016 in National Columns

I was about to share my own sob story, when I read that hundreds of passengers missed their flights at Chicago O'Hare International Airport because of hours-long security lines.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Pragmatism don't know Bernie

Posted 5/26/2016 in National Columns

A few words in defense of pragmatism. That ideal has taken quite a beating lately, mostly at the hands of Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Non-profit journalism

Posted 5/25/2016 in Local Columns

I received a nice letter from Donna Barksdale asking me to contribute to a new online Mississippi news service called Mississippi Today.

 

 

Our View: Leike and DeBardeleben deserve our gratitude

Posted 5/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Like all cities, Columbus has had its share of mistakes, misadventures and missed opportunities during its long history. It has also had its share of successes, too.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Grim choices

Posted 5/25/2016 in National Columns

We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally.

 

 

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