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Voice of the people: Thinks premise of column 'outrageous'

Slim, my man, I think the butter just slipped off your biscuit. Suggesting that Dak Prescott and MSU football players refuse to play Alabama over a flag is outrageous (Slimantics: A tale of two teams, Nov. 13).

 

Kathleen Parker: Seeing Trump now for exactly who he is

Posted 11/14/2015 in National Columns

Des Moines, Iowa -- You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room. There's something vaguely beatific in that face and beaming smile. "Run Ben Run!" reads the text on one sign. The moviegoer's mind can't escape the immediate association.

Patrick Buchanan: The Republican war -- over war policy

Posted 11/14/2015 in National Columns

Rand Paul had his best debate moment Tuesday when he challenged Marco Rubio on his plans to increase defense spending by $1 trillion. "You cannot be a conservative if you're going to keep promoting new programs you're not going to pay for," said Paul.

Lynn Spruill: A bid for the future

Posted 11/13/2015 in Local Columns

In Starkville, Highway 12 is our most active commercial corridor.

Slimantics: A tale of two teams

Posted 11/13/2015 in Local Columns

This week a college football team made history by threatening not to play a game. Fifty-two years ago, a college basketball team made history by playing one.

 

Leonard Pitts: This one's for the Charlie Brown kids

Posted 11/13/2015 in National Columns

"You were my little red-headed girl."

 

 

Our View: Police chief search should begin with a public hearing

Posted 11/12/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

With the resignation of Tony Carleton as Columbus Police Chief on Nov. 1, the city will be seeking its fourth "top cop" in eight years, hardly a testament to stability within the department.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Does anyone really know who Ben Carson is?

Posted 11/12/2015 in National Columns

In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.

 

 

Our View: Veterans Day is a day of gratitude

Posted 11/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of November, 1918, the victorious allied forces commemorated the end of World War I with ceremonies in France and England.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Clinical trial of I&R's poison pill proves effective

Posted 11/11/2015 in Local Columns

The positive aspect of the Initiative 42 vote, as backers said last week, is that it pushed public education funding into the limelight, if only for a moment.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: African America has promises to keep

Posted 11/11/2015 in National Columns

We are gathered here today not to argue about some policy prescription, nor to excoriate some public figure.

 

 

Our View: At long last, site for new career tech center is chosen

Posted 11/10/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday evening, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees selected a site for its new career-tech center.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mark G. Alexander, Jr.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Energy beggars no more

Posted 11/10/2015 in National Columns

The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it's a thumbs-down.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Mississippi's declining prison population

Posted 11/9/2015 in Local Columns

The motivations are different, but the result is the same.

 

Possumhaw: Always alone and looking

Posted 11/9/2015 in Local Columns

Last week, rounding the corner of the porch, I came face to face with a young deer lying in the grass, not 50 feet away. We stared; neither moved. She was lying at the edge of some trees, not hidden, even though the sun had been up for hours.

 

Our View: Recent downtown crimes should not be cause for panic

Posted 11/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past five days, reports of an assault on one woman and an armed robbery of two others have touched off a bit of a panic on social media, which may ultimately do more harm than good.

 

 

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