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Froma Harrop: Innocents online with Ashley Madison

Posted 9/1/2015 in National Columns

To the thousands who've been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy.

 

Possumhaw: The eye of the spider

Posted 8/31/2015 in Local Columns

Nighttime temperatures fell into the 60s, creating perfect conditions for nighttime walks.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Susan Estrich: President Trump?

Posted 8/31/2015 in National Columns

The new polls showing Donald Trump in a strong lead for the Republican nomination tell you just how much trouble the Republican Party is in right now.

 

Ask Rufus: Uncle Bunky

Posted 8/29/2015 in Local Columns

Columbus will never be the same again.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Wish you were here

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

Among the family treasures my siblings and I divided up after my mother died, there was a sewing machine drawer full of postcards. She may have neglected to save one at some point over her nearly 90 years, but I doubt it.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Vester Flanagan has made witnesses of us all

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

"I've seen enough. I don't want to see any more" -- Bruce Springsteen, "Cover Me" When terrorists beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and posted video of the killing online, I refused to look. I explained my reasoning in this space. To watch that video, I wrote, knowing it was staged specifically to fill me with revulsion and fear, would feel like cooperating with the monsters who killed him. It would make me an accomplice.

 

Birney Imes: Allen Roberts wants to give you a flower

Posted 8/29/2015 in Local Columns

Here in the South hand-painted signs are among our most irresistible roadside attractions. The best of them exert a Siren-song pull on innocent motorists. Take for example the clutch of signs at the intersection of Highway 50 and Lone Oak Road just west of West Point.

Partick Buchanan: Dis-integrating America

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

The Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today.

 

Our View: MSU 'active shooter' incident exposes flaws of social media in crisis

Posted 8/28/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Active shooter. There is no phrase in our modern lexicon likely to produce more terror.

 

Lynn Spruill: Starkville's sentinel, Alvin Turner

Posted 8/28/2015 in Local Columns

Recently the Starkville Board of Aldermen agenda included a proposal from none other than Alderman Lisa Wynn to severely restrict the citizens' ability to exercise free speech during board meetings.

 

Voice of the people: Jiben Roy

 

 

Susan Estrich: The failure of the insanity defense

Posted 8/28/2015 in National Columns

Was James Holmes -- convicted of the 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theatre -- nuts?

 

 

Our View: Under Keenum, MSU enjoys a renaissance

Posted 8/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum spoke at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday at the Lion Hills Center. His 30-minute message could be compressed to a single phrase: "It's all good."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Jimmy Carter's image of faith truest to what faith should be

Posted 8/27/2015 in National Columns

America is a nation of faith. So it is often said.

 

 

Our View: Light a candle for Bunky Williams

Posted 8/26/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The fact that the death of Robert "Uncle Bunky" Williams was not unexpected does not diminish the sense of loss for the thousands who grew up watching his children's TV show and the young lives he would continue to touch long after it ended.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Everybody may be equal, but every opinion is not

Posted 8/26/2015 in Local Columns

The civic club speech ended, the applause faded. Members formed a line to shake the speaker's hand, assure her how much they appreciated her words. She was inspiring. She was awesome. Everyone hoped she'd come back soon.

 

 

Our View: Coming this fall!

Posted 8/25/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

If you watch TV, you are bound to be aware of a marketing strategy TV producers use to attract viewers to new shows or, perhaps, new seasons of old shows. During commercial breaks, they broadcast clips from the shows.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Heroism, American-style

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety.

 

 

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