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Patrick Buchanan: After Brexit, a Trump path to victory

Posted 6/28/2016 in National Columns

Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace.

 

Possumhaw: The clock is ticking

Posted 6/27/2016 in Local Columns

Kathleen Norris recounts her introduction to computers in the 1970s in David Steindl-Rast and Sharon Lebell's "Music of Silence." Computers were a marvel, and she was thrilled her work time was reduced remarkably.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Corruption the rule rather than the exception in Jackson

Posted 6/27/2016 in National Columns

The bidding laws in Mississippi are a mess: Contractors are allowed to donate to political campaigns to get government contracts. Service contracts don't have to be bid out. Governments are free to choose the high bidder. Cities and counties have no oversight for their public procurement. The list goes on.

 

Ask Rufus: The origin of 'Mississippi'

Posted 6/25/2016 in Local Columns

With Mississippi celebrating its bicentennial next year, it's interesting to look at the origin of the word "Mississippi."

Partial to Home: Bluegrass in the heart of the county

Posted 6/25/2016 in Local Columns

As Troy Clyde Eaves lay dying, his seven children gathered round to do what they had done with their father all their lives, play music. Bluegrass and gospel music. Around midnight, a curious thing happened.

 

Voice of the people: Sarah Studdard

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Has Trump found the formula?

Posted 6/25/2016 in National Columns

Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall.

Froma Harrop: Is losing the election part of Trump's plan?

Posted 6/25/2016 in National Columns

What's Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonder. If that's the plan, he's going about it the right way.

 

Our View: Breaking old stereotypes

Posted 6/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Boys are better than girls in math. It is a belief that has been perpetrated for generations and has become, for far too many of our girls, a self-fulfilling prophecy.

 

Lynn Spruill: Another charrette

Posted 6/24/2016 in Local Columns

Starkville served up a city-wide open invitation to participate in yet another community project. This one is to facilitate a vision for arguably our most downtrodden through street, Highway 182.

 

Jaime Stiehm: House members sit to move America

Posted 6/24/2016 in National Columns

Something's happening here in the People's House. What's going down seems exactly clear: a stage of our democracy, men and women players speaking unscripted lines that could wait no more.

 

 

In Mississippi and in Malawi, corruption equals poverty

Posted 6/23/2016 in Local Columns

One nice thing about being a publisher is getting to meet interesting people. One of these people is Lazarus Chakwera, opposition leader of Malawi, a country of 16 million people in southeast Africa.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Social media warp politics

Posted 6/23/2016 in National Columns

"The Bernie Bros are out in full force harassing female reporters," according to a recent headline on The Washington Post's website.

 

 

Our View: CMSD must tighten belt on its budget request

Posted 6/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Although the Columbus Municipal School District stresses it has not finalized its budget request for the 2017 school year, it seems certain the district will be requesting a significant increase in funding.

 

 

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