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Patrick Buchanan: Winners and losers: 2015

Posted 1/2/2016 in National Columns

Each year, "The McLaughlin Group," the longest-running panel show on national TV, which began in 1982, announces its awards for the winners and losers and the best and the worst of the year. Rereading my list of 39 awardees suggests something about how our world is changing.

 

Our View: It's people who give a town its character, its richness

Posted 12/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Froma Harrop: Making shopping fun again

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

As the shopping season winds down, we might well consider consumers' changing shopping habits -- the move from bricks-and-mortar stores to online merchants. The convenience of online buying and an aversion to crowds are the usual explanations, and they no doubt play a part.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is the West disintegrating?

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

 

 

Our View: Last game for a legend

Posted 12/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

This afternoon in Charlotte, N.C., Dak Prescott will play his final game in a Mississippi State University.

 

 

Froma Harrop: An apology to Bernie Sanders

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

Hardly a week goes by without some demand for an apology populating my inbox.

 

 

Carl Hiaasen: Rubio sighting in the Capitol

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

A strange thing happened the other day in Washington, D.C.: Marco Rubio actually showed up for work.

 

 

Our View: Tenn-Tom Waterway quietly achieves its purposes

Posted 12/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For most of us, the most obvious sign of interstate commerce is encountered on our highways, where large semis are a common sight, or in the air, where the roar of aircraft disturbs the silence of the skies or along railroad lines, where we often are forced to stop as the long procession of railroad cars loaded down with products and materials interrupt our travels.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Expect the PSC to make some headlines during 2016

Posted 12/29/2015 in Local Columns

Setting aside the few years Mississippi turned in its membership card, a pretty significant birthday is upcoming.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Catch me if you can

Posted 12/29/2015 in Local Columns

I was making a gingerbread man, a ginger-Trump-man, using candy orange slices for the infamous hair, all the while trying to figure out why a smart friend the night before had said what everyone and his brother keeps declaring with conviction: The Donald is sure to lose steam any day now.

 

 

Possumhaw: One day at a time

Posted 12/28/2015 in National Columns

New Year's resolutions date back to the Babylonians when promises were made to the gods to pay off debts and return borrowed items. The Romans made promises to the god Janus (January) in hopes of a favorable new year.

 

 

Mary Sanchez: Want less terrorism? Start by rejecting Trump's crusade

Posted 12/28/2015 in National Columns

America needs to get a grip.

 

Ask Rufus: Floods and high water

Posted 12/26/2015 in Local Columns

The flooding caused by the recent storms brings to mind high water of past times.

Partial to Home: End-of-year musings

Posted 12/26/2015 in Local Columns

Christmas Eve -- It's early morning and Val, our lost-and-found dog with a bad eye and I are on our way to Noxubee County to spend the morning in the woods.

 

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