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Our View: Student's death tragic, avoidable

Posted 5/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Saturday was supposed to be the most festive day of the year on the campus of Mississippi State University, with commencement exercises and sporting events bringing thousands to campus.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Who promoted Private Ryan?

Posted 5/10/2016 in National Columns

Forty-eight hours after Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination with a smashing victory in the Indiana primary, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he could not yet support Trump.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Freshman Rep. Hughes updates role of fly in the ointment

Posted 5/9/2016 in National Columns

OXFORD -- State Rep. Jay Hughes could introduce a bill next session to declare sweet tea the state beverage and it wouldn't make it out of committee.

 

Possumhaw: Why are you so happy?

Posted 5/9/2016 in Local Columns

Robin handed me the book "The Happiness Project," and like a moth to a flame I was drawn to the subtitle, "Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun." The book is by Gretchen Rubin.

 

Leonard Pitts: Republicans are architects of their present misfortune

Posted 5/7/2016 in National Columns

So it has come to this: Trump 2016.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Farewell, Grand Old Party

Posted 5/7/2016 in National Columns

It wasn't precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul D. Ryan's (Wis.) comment that he's not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least . . . something.

 

Roses and thorns 5/8/16

Posted 5/7/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to organizers, volunteers, vendors, city workers (police/fire/public works) and festival-goers, who combined to make this weekend's Market Street Festival perhaps the best ever.

 

Our View: It's time for local gov't to get behind 'Field of Dreams' project

Posted 5/6/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is still a few months before Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council begin work on their Fiscal Year 2017 budgets, but it is not too soon to give serious thought to a project whose time has come.

 

Lynn Spruill: The value of taxes

Posted 5/6/2016 in Local Columns

I pretty regularly get buttonholed about things the city is doing (or not doing); like I have some influence over it.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Bush Republicanism is dead and gone

Posted 5/6/2016 in National Columns

"The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen." So said the lead story in The Washington Post.

 

 

Our View: A search for the truth

Posted 5/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Eddie Lee Howard, twice convicted and sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of an elderly Columbus woman, is back in court this week.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Bathroom bans -- part of the new American ethos

Posted 5/5/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump drives spike into culture war politics

Posted 5/5/2016 in National Columns

Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of "putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown men."

 

 

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