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Dana Milbank: Obama has his Rumsfeld moment

Posted 11/29/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama looks in the mirror these days, he must see a terrifying visage staring back at him: that of George W. Bush.

Kathleen Parker: From Bill Cosby to Ferguson, a reminder of our rule of law

Posted 11/29/2014 in National Columns

By now, most Americans probably have formed an opinion about what comedian Bill Cosby did or didn't do sexually to or with at least 16 women beginning in the 1960s.

Lynn Spruill: Thanksgiving for every day

Posted 11/26/2014 in Local Columns

This Thanksgiving marks an anniversary for a particularly difficult time, probably one of my most traumatic days. I have the gift of not remembering the bad things so when something stands out, it is for a reason.

Slimantics: My favorite Egg Bowl: 'Rebels Get Turkey Day Stuffing'

Posted 11/26/2014 in Local Columns

In the 1960s, Tupelo was an Ole Miss town. This was especially true in east Tupelo, my part of town, and Lawhon Elementary school, where I attended first through eighth grade.


Voice of the people: Robert Gillis

When does the voice of the people no longer matter? Is it when the voice of the governed is silenced?



Voice of the people: Margie Canon

The voters have spoken. My white kitten, Chuck Younger, is named after Mississippi's most recently elected state senator.



Voice of the people: Johann Christoph Arnold

As predicted, the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. And as expected, chaos erupted and violence swept through the streets.



Leonard Pitts: Blacks and whites need to wake up to racial injustice

Posted 11/26/2014 in National Columns

In September, I received an email that should have left me feeling vindicated.



Other Editors: Solid panel looking at prison contracts

Posted 11/26/2014 in National Columns

As we previously have noted, Gov. Phil Bryant should have known more about Chris Epps before reappointing him prison commissioner in 2012.



William Browning: A hero's passing

Posted 11/25/2014 in Local Columns

I heard the news recently of John Doar's passing.



Kathleen Parker: Obama's spiteful legacy

Posted 11/25/2014 in National Columns

Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless.


Ask Rufus: Oysters, steamboats and Thanksgiving

Posted 11/22/2014 in Local Columns

Next week brings the American Thanksgiving holiday and for most of us a wonderful feast.

Birney Imes: Coffee run evokes memories of days past

Posted 11/22/2014 in Local Columns

Friday morning started out with a small crisis. We were out of coffee and I had a gathering to attend before 7. The downtown shop I frequent doesn't open until 7:30, so I headed out 45 for a national coffee chain that takes its name from a character in Moby Dick. (The company, I learned on the Internet, was almost named for the whaling ship in the story, Pequod.)


Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Made in Church Hill, not China

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

If Martha Stewart were in charge of heaven, it might look something like Ocean Springs, Miss., on Peter Anderson Festival days. Traffic is blocked on the main downtown streets, the smell of boudin and barbecue is in the air, clever people hold sway. And that's a good thing.


Leonard Pitts: Bill Cosby, serial rapist? That's a lot to forgive

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

Wow. Just ... wow. So what's next? Will it turn out Mother Teresa was a pornographer? Or Mr. Rogers a meth head?


Froma Harrop: End the game on immigration reform

Posted 11/22/2014 in National Columns

End the game on immigration reform President Obama's plan to bypass Congress in shielding millions of immigrants from deportation is not the best way to do immigration reform. But if confrontation is what it takes to get House Republicans off their rear ends and deal with the problem, so be it.



Our View: Charity should not be seasonal

Posted 11/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

There is an old German proverb that goes "true charity sees the need not the cause."



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