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Patrick Buchanan: Who gave us Justice Ginsburg?

Posted 7/16/2016 in National Columns

"Her mind is shot." That was the crisp diagnosis of Donald Trump on hearing the opinion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the possibility he might become president.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Police are not the problem, we are

Posted 7/16/2016 in National Columns

This is not about the police. At least, not solely. Granted, the police are the reason we are heartbroken today, the reason cable news networks are assembling panels to talk about black and blue, the fraught intersection between African Americans and the law.

 

Slimantics: Losing my head over a dream

Posted 7/16/2016 in Local Columns

I was not happy, not at all. For starters, I was dead. You know how it can be with dreams.

Roses and thorns 7/17/16

Posted 7/16/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Emmie Sheretz, who again illustrates how one person can make a difference. Sheretz, a mom of two whose husband, Sam, is an instructor pilot at Columbus Air Force Base, has started a recycling program at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market.

Lynn Spruill: Bulldog Bash exits stage east

Posted 7/15/2016 in Local Columns

MSU must have a vibrant Starkville for recruitment of professors, administrators and students. That requires continued commitment from all players on both sides of the city limit signs.

 

Our View: City's approach to paving is still short-sighted

Posted 7/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

What is equal is not always best. In fact, sometimes it is the worst approach.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Voice of the people: Dan Sibley

 

Slimantics: Welcome home, soldiers

Posted 7/14/2016 in Local Columns

This week, in the aftermath of the tragic shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers, coverage of the memorial and funeral services for the fallen men have reminded us of the sacrifices law enforcement is sometimes called to make in protecting our nation.

 

Rheta Johnson: Kris' birthday coming down

Posted 7/14/2016 in Local Columns

As soon as the heat dropped below 90 degrees one recent late afternoon -- about 7 o'clock, really -- I moved the CD player to the front porch, adjusted the fan just so and put my feet up on a coffee table. I played "Sunday Morning Coming Down" and "The Pilgrim" and "The Captive."

 

Kathleen Parker: David Brown, the voice America needs

Posted 7/14/2016 in National Columns

By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown -- and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role.

 

Voice of the people: Gary Holtman

 

 

Voice of the people: Dixie Walker

 

Slimantics: Pokemon Go: Our new national nightmare has begun

Posted 7/13/2016 in Local Columns

Those who fail to learn from Pokemon history are destined to repeat it. Over the past week, a new, even more disturbing reincarnation of the Japanese trading card game -- Pokemon Go -- is sweeping the nation.

 

Leonard Pitts: Police are not the problem, we are

Posted 7/13/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Our view: An apology

Posted 7/13/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

In Sunday's edition, we apologized for the editorial cartoon which appeared in Friday's edition.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Telemarkerters and cell phones

Posted 7/12/2016 in Local Columns

Some say "leapfrog." Tennis terms are better. Technology serves an update. The return can be a lob, or it could be a rocket. But there is always a return. No aces. Then another serve, then another return.

 

 

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