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Parker: The GOP surrenders to the dark side

Posted 6/4/2016 in National Columns

With the surrender of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) to the Trump crusade, it is fair to wonder what the Republican Party stands for.

 

Buchanan: Will there always be an England?

Posted 6/4/2016 in National Columns

In his op-ed in The Washington Post, Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, made the case for British withdrawal from the European Union -- in terms Americans can understand.

 

 

Johnson: Why some people live like they do

Posted 6/4/2016 in National Columns

I like to go back to Metro Atlanta often enough to remember why I left. Atlanta, of course, is now one hellishly dense suburb that stretches from Chattanooga to Columbus with a tightly stitched tapestry of chain crap and traffic snarls in between. I creep along and remember.

 

Bardwell: Just a numbers game

Posted 6/4/2016 in Local Columns

The green heron stood on the dock with its two short twig-like yellow legs. Usually the screen door opens and he takes flight immediately.

Roses and thorns 6/5/16

Posted 6/4/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Mississippi School for Math and Science, which continues to be a shining example of what public school education can be even as its continues to drop for lack of funding.

Ask Rufus: 197 years of hotel history

Posted 6/4/2016 in Local Columns

Last year's announced plans for a Columbus children's museum in the old Elks Club Building and the city's demolition of the Gilmer Inn focuses attention on one of Columbus' most historic city blocks.

Local voices: MSMS: An opportunity for excellence challenged by budget cuts

Posted 6/3/2016 in Local Columns

"MSMS is a high school. But it is probably very different than the high school you attend right now." Themsms.org As an alumna of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, I can wholeheartedly attest to this.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Hillary rejects 'America First'

Posted 6/3/2016 in National Columns

"Clinton to Paint Trump as a Risk to World Order." Thus did page one of Thursday's New York Times tee up Hillary Clinton's big San Diego speech on foreign policy.

 

 

Voice of the people: John Carson

 

 

Kathleen Parker: America is under attack -- from within

Posted 6/2/2016 in National Columns

It was such a marvelous idea: the United States of America.

 

Slimantics: Is Mississippi on the threshold of an economic death spiral?

Posted 6/1/2016 in Local Columns

Each April, when the Mississippi legislature ends its session, the furor over new legislation generally drifts away and most Mississippians never really feel the consequences of those new laws in any meaningful way.

 

Froma Harrop: Confessions of a former dead-ender

Posted 6/1/2016 in National Columns

Bernie Sanders is clearly winding down his campaign for the Democratic nomination. In speeches and interviews over the weekend, he started turning his lance away from Hillary Clinton and toward Donald Trump.

 

Possumhaw: Superman has left the building

Posted 5/31/2016 in Local Columns

Sam and I went to see Prairie neighbors Nick and Eleanor Hairston's granddaughter Reed's school musical where she belted out the "Hero" song. I've been thinking about that song ever since.

 

Our View: A victory for open government

Posted 5/31/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Thursday, Lowndes County Chancery Judge Kenneth Burns ruled Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and the city council did, in fact, violate Mississippi's Open Meeting Act.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar

 

Ask Rufus: Down the Tombigbee

Posted 5/28/2016 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.

 

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