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Our View: Mississippi and Japan, the merging of two cultures

Posted 11/14/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In his role as Consul General for Japan, Motohiko Kato is responsible for representing his county's interests in five Southern states -- Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

 

Slimantics: 1980 win over Tide was coronation of the King of the County Line

Posted 11/13/2014 in Local Columns

On Nov. 1, 1980, John Bond became a king and I became one of his subjects.

 

Our View: Cold weather provides an opportunity to help others

Posted 11/13/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Cold weather, at least what Mississippians consider to be cold weather, arrived overnight and is expected to stay with us for awhile.

 

 

Michael Gerson: Our gathering storm

Posted 11/13/2014 in National Columns

When Abraham Lincoln first presented a version of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet, Secretary of State William Seward warned that issuing it after a defeat would look desperate.

 

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Our View: CPD chief has the right stuff

Posted 11/12/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Five months to the day after he took over as chief of the Columbus Police Department, Tony Carleton spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club, delivering a message the audience could not have anticipated.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: An open letter to the GOP regarding its dearest enemy

Posted 11/12/2014 in National Columns

Dear Republican Party: Impeach President Obama.

 

Our View: Veterans deserve our grateful appreciation

Posted 11/11/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.

 

Voice of the people: Jamey Brumley

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

 

 

Voice of the people: Mark Box

 

Possumhaw: Fear of thresholds

Posted 11/10/2014 in Local Columns

From the front porch I studied the lake and the fields and deer grazing along the tree line.

 

Our View: Bulldog-Tide debate is all the rage in Columbus

Posted 11/10/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many things that make Columbus unique among Mississippi cities.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: America's most trusted news source not so trustworthy

Posted 11/10/2014 in National Columns

You can't handle the truth.

 

Ask Rufus: The mystery of Mrs. Canant

Posted 11/8/2014 in Local Columns

It is a simple marble military headstone in a sea of more than a thousand white marble military headstones. It is not a soldier, though, who is buried there.

 

Voice of the people: Dismayed by voter indifference

Living in this area after having come from another state, I ask this with much less history here than most of my fellow readers: "Do we try to obtain as much information as we can about the people listed on our ballots before we vote?"

 

Lynn Spruill: Winning halo

Posted 11/8/2014 in Local Columns

There are the obvious, direct and immediate benefits of having a strong national standing for your football team. And there are some indirect benefits.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Freedom from want

Posted 11/8/2014 in National Columns

FISHTRAP HOLLOW -- From the barn come the boards that serve as underpinning for my old house. They are brought to its high side and screwed into the battened cedar for the season. Warnings here are for a freeze.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Shoshana Roberts and the catcalls heard 'round the world

Posted 11/8/2014 in National Columns

They say they are going to rape Shoshana Roberts. She's the star of a hidden camera video that has gone viral. Posted by Hollaback!, a group that campaigns against the street harassment of women -- "catcalling" -- it shows Roberts taking a silent stroll through New York City. Over the course of 10 hours, she records over a hundred instances of unwanted attention from unknown men.

 

 

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