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Slimantics: A sickness in our society

Posted 7/8/2016 in Local Columns

This morning, it was the first thing I saw when I went on the Internet: Five Dallas police officers had been shot to death Thursday night as they provided security during a march against the police shooting deaths in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Lynn Spruill: Moving the goal posts (again)

Posted 7/8/2016 in Local Columns

Just when we thought we had a workable plan. We were so close. And yet there seems to be no end to the Police Department building saga.

 

Bill Crawford: 2016 puts Tate Reeves' fiscal credibility at risk

Posted 7/8/2016 in Local Columns

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves has put his fiscal credibility on the line.

 

 

Our View: Colom's decision to hand case to AG's office was right choice

Posted 7/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

When District Attorney Scott Colom crossed the lawn in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse Wednesday morning and stood before a podium to announce how his office planned to proceed with the Ricky Ball case, there were as many media present as there were spectators.

 

 

Voice of the people: Paul Miller

 

 

Voice of the people: Sarah Studdard

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will the West survive the Century?

Posted 7/7/2016 in National Columns

"Nativism ... xenophobia or worse" is behind the triumph of Brexit and the support for Donald Trump, railed President Barack Obama in Ottawa.

 

Slimantics: Jeff Smith, professional pragmatist

Posted 7/6/2016 in Local Columns

At the annual Mississippi Press Association convention on the Coast in late June, a pair of Coast legislators -- Democrat Dave Baria of Bay St. Louis and Republican Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula -- were part of a panel discussion on the controversial 2016 legislative session.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Well-run towns usually have well-run newspapers

Posted 7/6/2016 in Local Columns

It's just true. And time hasn't changed it: Find a well-run, stable or progressive community and it will be served by a well-run local newspaper.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Voice of the people: Walt Land

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Did Bill Clinton unconsciously trip his wife on the road to the White House?

Posted 7/5/2016 in National Columns

Did Bill Clinton unconsciously trip his wife on the road to the White House? But of course Bill Clinton wants his wife to become president of the United States and make history as the nation's first female commander in chief.

 

Shannon Bardwell: May God bless America

Posted 7/2/2016 in Local Columns

"It was the song of an immigrant boy made good." Mary Ellin Berlin Barrett, daughter of Irving Berlin

Roses and thorns 6/3/16

Posted 7/2/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to all Americans on this Independence Day weekend, and to organizers and volunteers who have taken the time and expense to stage celebrations, large and small, throughout the Golden Triangle to commemorate our nation's 240th birthday.

 

Our view: School board budget hearing reveals leadership deficit

Posted 7/2/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Columbus Municipal School District's budget hearing Thursday evening was dispiriting.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: America the beautiful

Posted 7/2/2016 in National Columns

A Wellesley College English professor, Katharine Lee Bates, made a journey by train to Colorado Springs in 1893 and was so inspired by the sights that she wrote a poem.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Why Trump is routing the free traders

Posted 7/2/2016 in National Columns

In Tuesday's indictment of free trade as virtual economic treason, The Donald has really set the cat down among the pigeons.

 

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