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Nikki Haley's righteous gamble

Posted 1/16/2016 in National Columns

CHARLESTON, S.C.-- By broad consensus, the winner of Thursday night's GOP debate was Donald Trump, followed by Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, with most of the postgame commentary focused on "the fight" between Cruz and Trump. Oh, how we love a good fight.

 

Local voices: A eulogy for mom

Posted 1/16/2016 in Local Columns

She was an immigrant, accompanying her new husband in search of the American Dream. Eighteen years his junior, she spoke minimal English and left every relative across the Atlantic.

 

Grandma Willie's Jerusalem artichoke relish

Posted 1/16/2016 in Local Columns

A letter from a 93-year-old woman in Bartahatchie leads to living room in Brooksville. There on Thursday afternoon I heard stories about long-ago teenagers dancing barefoot in a local dance hall and learned some of the finer points of making Jerusalem artichoke relish.

Roses and thorns

Posted 1/16/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the community schools, churches and civic organizations for their programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the holiday set aside to remember the civil rights leader.

 

Meetings on gun violence not a cure, but a treatment

Posted 1/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Thursday, a group of Columbus residents gathered at Columbus High School to listen and speak on the subject of gun violence in the city.

 

Ask Rufus: Horses and Earthquakes

Posted 1/16/2016 in Local Columns

Horses and earthquakes may seem like an unusual mix of topics for a column that is generally about history and it is.

Lynn Spruill: Public spaces

Posted 1/15/2016 in Local Columns

It seems to be an issue that isn't an issue but is, if you know what I mean.

 

Bill Crawford: Ferreting out the truth

Posted 1/15/2016 in Local Columns

With insidious truth managers dominating social media, the Internet, the blogosphere, talk radio, and cable news, how can the average citizen uncover reality?

 

 

Susan Estrich: How dumb do they think we are?

Posted 1/15/2016 in National Columns

Like him or hate him, you have to agree that Ted Cruz, graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law, Supreme Court law clerk and million-dollar lawyer, is a smart guy.

 

 

Voice of the people: Terry J. Land

 

 

Voice of the people: Fred Bell

 

 

Our View: Drones: a new technology with its own set of challenges

Posted 1/14/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

When new technology emerges, it often takes a while -- sometimes years -- to understand its implications.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Ambassador is a dangerous job

Posted 1/14/2016 in National Columns

When Thomas E. McNamara arrived in Colombia as U.S. ambassador in 1988, he encountered a hit list issued by narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar. "I was No. 1," he recalls. "Ambassadors tend to get that kind of attention."

 

Slimantics: Salvage operations are the talk of the Tombigbee

Posted 1/13/2016 in Local Columns

It began with a trickle of spectators braving the frosty early morning Tuesday to watch as the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based River Salvage Co. arrived at the John C. Stennis Lock & Dam to start work on removing two barges that had lodged against the dam, one half-submerged, the other resting tranquilly atop it.

 

Froma Harrop: What happens when private money pays for science?

Posted 1/13/2016 in National Columns

As a select few accumulate massive fortunes, two schools of thought vie on how to funnel some of that money toward the public good.

 

 

Our View: Play ball? The W takes a step in that direction

Posted 1/12/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Almost from the moment he arrived at Mississippi University for Women as its 14th president in 2012, Dr. Jim Borsig has said the return of college athletics would be a goal for the university.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: What Bernie and The Donald portend

Posted 1/12/2016 in National Columns

 

 

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