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Our View: In the name of the church ...

Posted 3/31/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Mississippi legislative session is drawing nigh to its merciful end. We will soon be subject to a new set of laws -- some good, some bad and, this being the Mississippi legislature, some patently stupid, even offensive.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Must America always pick up the tab?

Posted 3/31/2016 in National Columns

It seems strange that so few of my fellow TV binge-watchers have submitted to the fascinating Norwegian political thriller, "Occupied." Friends, this is eight hours of your life you won't mind not getting back.

 

Slimantics: Hosemann's leadership is a rare commodity

Posted 3/30/2016 in Local Columns

Nine years ago, during Delbert Hosemann's first campaign for Mississippi Secretary of State, the only thing that stuck with most Mississippians outside of Hosemann's hometown of Vicksburg was his unusual name.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Our View: Simmons incident troubling on several levels

Posted 3/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The act has been committed. The judgments will follow.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Law no match for bad attitude

Posted 3/29/2016 in Local Columns

It's hard for journalists (or citizens for that matter) to overcome the bad attitudes often on display by officious officials who inhabit many Mississippi "service" offices. Seriously.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Over here: Competence amid repulsive politics

Posted 3/29/2016 in National Columns

Belgians planning to "march against fear" Sunday were told to stay home out of fear for more violence. Americans in Europe, meanwhile, are being advised to "exercise vigilance." What about Americans in America?

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is ISIS Faithful to Islam?

Posted 3/28/2016 in National Columns

"We are not at war with Islam," said John Kasich after the Brussels massacre, "We're at war with radical Islam."

 

Ask Rufus: A walk through history

Posted 3/26/2016 in Local Columns

The South Side Historic District in Columbus is a real gem. It provides a place where in a less than an hour walk you are carried through almost 200 years of architectural history.

Partial to Home: Emoji, Uber and two birthdays

Posted 3/26/2016 in Local Columns

One afternoon last week I walked into the house to find our grandson helping Beth develop a personal emoji. You know, those little icons that go with emails and text messages to communicate emotion: happiness, sadness, anger, surprise.

 

Voice of the people: Rev. Bert Montgomery and Rev. Laurence Wainwright-Maks

 

Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump's war on women is officially in full swing

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does the United States look ridiculous but also we diminish our moral standing to denounce other cultures' marginalization of women.

 

Leonard Pitts: Why should a Muslim love America?

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

An open letter to American Muslims:

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Azaleas and long legs

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

There are still a lot of overgrown Katrina lots on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, green ghosts left from a decade ago when the driveways led to houses and the concrete slabs held homes.

 

 

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