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Rheta Johnson: Azaleas and long legs

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

There are still a lot of overgrown Katrina lots on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, green ghosts left from a decade ago when the driveways led to houses and the concrete slabs held homes.

 

 

Our View: Lots to crow about

Posted 3/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a saying: "It ain't bragging if it's true."

 

Lynn Spruill: Insurance against poverty

Posted 3/25/2016 in Local Columns

There is no scenario in which a teenager having an unintended baby is a good thing.

 

Kathleen Parker: Few Republicans have the courage to oppose Trump

Posted 3/25/2016 in National Columns

Now that Donald Trump has spoken before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, Americans have learned a few things.

 

 

Our View: High schoolers exploring possibilities

Posted 3/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It was a simple idea and simple event. But what we saw left us inspired.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The lies Mitch McConnell tells

Posted 3/24/2016 in National Columns

A few words about the pious insincerity of Mitch McConnell.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Our elegant man in Havana

Posted 3/24/2016 in National Columns

Barack Obama walked the cobblestone streets of Old Havana to cheers of "Welcome to Cuba!" After decades of official hostility between the United States and Cuba, Obama has successfully nudged the two toward normal relations.

 

 

Our View: Falcons bring celebration home to their fans

Posted 3/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As midnight approached on the evening of March 12 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, a celebration broke out on the court.

 

 

Voice of the people: Elizabeth Simpson

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The rule-or-ruin Republicans

Posted 3/23/2016 in National Columns

"Things reveal themselves passing away," wrote W. B. Yeats.

 

 

Our View: Tax cut plan puts Mississippi on a dangerous path

Posted 3/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Two weeks ago, the Mississippi Senate, at the behest of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, passed a bill that will reduce state revenue by a whopping $577 million over the next 15 years by eliminating the franchise tax on business and the two lowest income tax brackets for residents.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Obama's lonesome ride to the Supreme Court

Posted 3/22/2016 in National Columns

Shoot. Me. Now. Senator Barack Obama scribbled that note to an aide in a committee hearing.

 

Possumhaw: Sure signs of spring

Posted 3/21/2016 in Local Columns

The carpenter bees are out, as are the bee traps. Already we've captured a half-a-dozen or so bees. The kittens are mesmerized, watching bees buzz around, tumbling on top of each other.

 

Kathleen Parker: Understanding the Islamic State

Posted 3/21/2016 in National Columns

One wouldn't call them bedfellows, strange or otherwise, but President Obama and Donald Trump are both inadvertently helping the Islamic State through rhetoric that is either too cautious or too rash.

 

 

Susan Estrich: The Democrats are done. The Republicans are done in.

Posted 3/21/2016 in National Columns

Say good night, Sen. Marco-mentum-less Rubio. When you get trounced in your home state, you're toast. Also in the toaster is the other boy senator, Ted Cruz, the least liked man not only in the United States Senate but also in quite a few states so far.

 

 

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