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Possumhaw: Winter of my contentment

Posted 1/12/2015 in Local Columns

Last week was a cold one. We spent much time glued to the digital thermometer and calling out temperatures to the household.

Dana Milbank: Episode shows how far we've come

Posted 1/12/2015 in National Columns

I like a feeding frenzy as much as the next shark. But I can't get a taste for Rep. Steve Scalise's blood. The Louisiana Republican, newly elected No. 3 in the House leadership, was recently discovered to have spoken to a group of white supremacists. Democrats see his offense as a scandal to be exploited.

Ask Rufus: A bicentennial with Miss. connections

Posted 1/10/2015 in Local Columns

Last week saw another bicentennial event with links to Mississippi.

Birney Imes: Under the night sky

Posted 1/10/2015 in Local Columns

More than one person said they thought UFOs were descending on Columbus Thursday night when they saw the Chinese lanterns wafting their way north along Highway 45.

 

Voice of the people: Textbook issue remains unresolved in this reader's mind

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Al Sharpton's ace card

Posted 1/10/2015 in National Columns

Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities. One might also conclude that the United States has a hearty appetite for the carnival barker, the jester, the rabble-rouser, the race-baiter and, lest we leave anyone out, the performance-activist who pretends to be a newsman while fomenting unrest that only he can quell.

 

 

Our View: Certain inalienable rights ...

Posted 1/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The continuing controversy over the city of Starkville's polices regarding its LGBT residents touches on a subject that goes far beyond the city.

 

Lynn Spruill: The hobgoblins of consistency and transparency

Posted 1/9/2015 in Local Columns

There is a reason the general public has such a dim view of politicians.

 

Tom Plate: The 'mad men' of journalism

Posted 1/9/2015 in National Columns

As the editor in charge of the opinion pages of newspapers in New York and Los Angeles, what was the hardest part of my job?

 

 

Our View: Starkville's shameful treatment of LGBTs

Posted 1/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For a full year now, the Starkville Board of Aldermen have been going back and forth on policies which affect the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

 

 

Our View: A new era for the Trotter

Posted 1/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Trotter Convention Center will soon be open for business.

 

Slimantics: All shook up: Elvis at 80

Posted 1/8/2015 in Local Columns

If he were still alive, Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 80th birthday today.

 

Froma Harrop: Playtime is over for Obamacare's foes

Posted 1/8/2015 in National Columns

Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread.

 

 

Our View: To whom much is given ...

Posted 1/7/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

In January and February, there are two federal holidays -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day.

 

 

Outtakes: What they had in common

Posted 1/7/2015 in Local Columns

When we get up in age the past figures more prominently in our conversations. Someone once said that.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Opinions vary on what makes a better business climate

Posted 1/7/2015 in Local Columns

With the new legislative session upon us, our state leaders are listing their priorities.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The rich and their anti-vaccine quacks

Posted 1/6/2015 in National Columns

California parents are refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners at twice the rate of seven years ago.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: The 'equality' racket

Posted 1/6/2015 in National Columns

Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: "RICH BASTARDS."

 

Possumhaw: Hillbilly speed bumps and Hoover hogs

Posted 1/5/2015 in Local Columns

Sam likes to see how high the water is down at the spillway, if it has any "color," and who's fishing -- so we took a drive.

 

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