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Wyatt Emmerich: 'Foolish at best, deceptive at worst'

Posted 2/22/2016 in National Columns

State leaders are claiming the new Continental Tire plant will be cash flow positive to the Mississippi general fund. I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how the numbers work.

 

Ask Rufus: Riverwalk offers a walk through history

Posted 2/20/2016 in Local Columns

As the weather warms and spring approaches, traffic on the Riverwalk picks up. Recently I have been walking there, not only enjoying the touch of natural beauty at the edge of downtown, but seeing old friends and making new ones. It is a place where almost everyone speaks as they pass, and, too, it is a place steeped in history.

 

Voice of the people: Raymond Gross

 

Kathleen Parker: The fabricated fight between Pope Francis and Donald Trump

Posted 2/20/2016 in National Columns

The popular wisdom that opposites attract is true in both romance and politics.

Jamie Stiehm: The house that Scalia built

Posted 2/20/2016 in National Columns

Two waves broke last week: a pair of deaths on our national shore that changed everything. They are inseparable in the annals of our time. Goodbye to all that a Supreme Court Justice wrought, and the House of Bush brought. If only it were that simple.

Lynn Spruill: Legislative maneuvering for model school bewildering

Posted 2/19/2016 in Local Columns

One of our most tenured representatives, Tyrone Ellis, has submitted a bill, HB984, to develop a partnership school jointly controlled by the Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District and Mississippi State University.

Slimantics: Why Black History Month matters

Posted 2/19/2016 in Local Columns

Since 1976, February has been designated as "Black History Month" in the United States.

Slimantics: The tale of the reluctant handy-man

Posted 2/18/2016 in Local Columns

It was a Saturday morning, maybe a couple of months ago. Tess was standing in the kitchen, looking up at the ceiling. "Uh-Oh," I thought. I had seen this look before.

 

Kathleen Parker: By seeking to thwart the Constitution, Republicans are playing with fire

Posted 2/18/2016 in National Columns

As Republican presidential candidates invoke Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's legacy, all insisting that his suddenly vacant seat shouldn't be filled until a new president is in place, it is helpful to ask: What would Scalia do?

 

 

Our View: For better or worse, Columbus captures national attention

Posted 2/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Generally, there are two types of publicity.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Sanders as nominee ensures GOP victory

Posted 2/17/2016 in National Columns

The death of Antonin Scalia has set off yet another epic partisan struggle as Senate Republicans seek to deny President Obama his constitutional right to nominate the next Supreme Court justice.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Tragedy and choices

Posted 2/17/2016 in National Columns

Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year's primary election campaigns, the death of a giant -- Justice Antonin Scalia -- suddenly overshadows all of that.

 

 

Our View: The lifeblood of our community

Posted 2/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is a common metaphor, used to stress the importance of some thing or quality. From our children to our community service to churches, schools and businesses, all sometimes referred to as "the lifeblood our community."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Leave the Scalia chair vacant

Posted 2/16/2016 in National Columns

It is a measure of the stature and the significance of Justice Antonin Scalia that, upon the news of his death at a hunting lodge in Texas, Washington was instantly caught up in an unseemly quarrel over who would succeed him.

 

 

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