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Charlie Mitchell: Demands in Missouri shrill and baffling, but also real

Posted 11/16/2015 in National Columns

Everything that follows assumes people of good will, who believe in equality of opportunity and rejoice when any person has a happy and successful life, outnumber everybody else.

 

Ask Rufus: Tibbee, a prehistoric oral tradition

Posted 11/14/2015 in Local Columns

Friday night I was asked to tell stories at a "lock-in" for the West Point Episcopal Church's youth group. I was reminded of how, with all the interest in Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media, the passing down of oral traditions from generation to generation by story tellers is being lost.

Birney Imes: A blue light in the rear-view mirror

Posted 11/14/2015 in Local Columns

A friend and I were talking about law enforcement the other day. "How many times have you been stopped and searched by the police?" J. asked. We're about the same age. "None, at least not since college," I said. "What about you?" "Four times," he said. He happens to be black, well educated and prominent in his community.

 

Voice of the people: Thinks premise of column 'outrageous'

Slim, my man, I think the butter just slipped off your biscuit. Suggesting that Dak Prescott and MSU football players refuse to play Alabama over a flag is outrageous (Slimantics: A tale of two teams, Nov. 13).

 

Kathleen Parker: Seeing Trump now for exactly who he is

Posted 11/14/2015 in National Columns

Des Moines, Iowa -- You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room. There's something vaguely beatific in that face and beaming smile. "Run Ben Run!" reads the text on one sign. The moviegoer's mind can't escape the immediate association.

Patrick Buchanan: The Republican war -- over war policy

Posted 11/14/2015 in National Columns

Rand Paul had his best debate moment Tuesday when he challenged Marco Rubio on his plans to increase defense spending by $1 trillion. "You cannot be a conservative if you're going to keep promoting new programs you're not going to pay for," said Paul.

Lynn Spruill: A bid for the future

Posted 11/13/2015 in Local Columns

In Starkville, Highway 12 is our most active commercial corridor.

Slimantics: A tale of two teams

Posted 11/13/2015 in Local Columns

This week a college football team made history by threatening not to play a game. Fifty-two years ago, a college basketball team made history by playing one.

 

Leonard Pitts: This one's for the Charlie Brown kids

Posted 11/13/2015 in National Columns

"You were my little red-headed girl."

 

 

Our View: Police chief search should begin with a public hearing

Posted 11/12/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

With the resignation of Tony Carleton as Columbus Police Chief on Nov. 1, the city will be seeking its fourth "top cop" in eight years, hardly a testament to stability within the department.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Does anyone really know who Ben Carson is?

Posted 11/12/2015 in National Columns

In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.

 

 

Our View: Veterans Day is a day of gratitude

Posted 11/11/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of November, 1918, the victorious allied forces commemorated the end of World War I with ceremonies in France and England.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Clinical trial of I&R's poison pill proves effective

Posted 11/11/2015 in Local Columns

The positive aspect of the Initiative 42 vote, as backers said last week, is that it pushed public education funding into the limelight, if only for a moment.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: African America has promises to keep

Posted 11/11/2015 in National Columns

We are gathered here today not to argue about some policy prescription, nor to excoriate some public figure.

 

 

Our View: At long last, site for new career tech center is chosen

Posted 11/10/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday evening, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees selected a site for its new career-tech center.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Energy beggars no more

Posted 11/10/2015 in National Columns

The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it's a thumbs-down.

 

 

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