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Slimantics: State Senate theme song: Free fallin'

Posted 3/11/2016 in Local Columns

What is to be made of the Mississippi Senate's vote Thursday to pass a $577 million tax cut through a bill it laughably calls "The Taxpayer Pay Raise Act?"

Lynn Spruill: Trumped

Posted 3/11/2016 in Local Columns

Trump is on a roll, no doubt about it.

 

Our View: Financial literacy should be part of the educational process

Posted 3/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

At first blush, it seems like an oxymoron, but anyone who has experienced poverty for any significant amount of time will tell you: It's pretty expensive to be poor.

 

 

Voice of the people: Nick Gerteis

 

 

Voice of the people: Parents of SHS Theater Kids

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Lesbian mother' just another word for 'mother'

Posted 3/10/2016 in National Columns

This is how John Ward described killing his first wife.

 

 

Our View: Guns and the illusion of safety

Posted 3/9/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi may soon run out of new places to carry guns.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The most corrupt state in the nation?

Posted 3/9/2016 in Local Columns

After pressure from traditional newspaper watchdogs, including the Northside Sun, the Legislature is finally considering a bit of ethics reform.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Desperate tactics

Posted 3/9/2016 in National Columns

It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment.

 

Slimantics: MSMS mock election results offer insights into young voters

Posted 3/8/2016 in Local Columns

Feel the Bern? Students at Mississippi School for Math & Science certainly did Monday during the school's mock presidential primary election.

 

Voice of the people: Sarah Studdard

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will the oligarchs kill Trump?

Posted 3/8/2016 in National Columns

Narrow victories in the Kentucky caucuses and the Louisiana primary, the largest states decided on Saturday, have moved Donald Trump one step nearer to the nomination.

 

Slimantics: What it takes to have a successful town

Posted 3/7/2016 in Local Columns

James Fallows, distinguished author and writer for The Atlantic magazine has, for the past few years, traveled the country to tell the story of America from a different perspective -- that of the small cities and towns that dominate our nation from coast to coast.

 

Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump's truth

Posted 3/7/2016 in National Columns

By now it's obvious that lecturing Donald Trump supporters about why they shouldn't vote for him only confirms their convictions. If you're part of the "establishment," which approximately means anyone who has served in government or, grab your garlic garland, a member of the media, your opinion matters less than whatever you scrape off your shoe.

 

 

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