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Roses and thorns

Posted 3/13/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the Columbus Falcons and Starkville Yellow Jackets boys' basketball teams for an outstanding season that ended late Saturday when the two teams met for the Class 6-A championship in Jackson.

 

Voice of the people: In support of Trump

The socialist protesters turned out in Chicago and Trump canceled rally for fear of violence to those in attendance. I am thankful no one was shot. You know it was in Chicago.

 

 

Voice of the people: Infrastructure initiative deserves support

Mississippi's transportation system is a vital part of our state's economy. It is one of the key factors when industry is looking to locate in our state.

 

 

Voice of the people: Guns offer more than illusion of safety

A recent incident in Vicksburg, MS refutes The Dispatch's position that "gun ownership only gives an illusion of safety." Rafael McCloud, an escapee from the Warren County jail, who was accused of one of Vicksburg's most gruesome murders, met his end Thursday when he was shot and killed by homeowners whose home he had invaded.

 

Susan Estrich: It's the delegates, stupid

Posted 3/13/2016 in National Columns

Whenever I hear some otherwise smart person explain to me how Joe Biden is going to march in and become the Democratic nominee, or how "they" -- whoever they are -- are going to come in and save the Republican Party from Donald Trump, I pretty much know that person has never been to a convention or met a delegate, let alone tried to convince one to be for someone other than the person he or she was elected to support.

 

Rheta Johnson: Time for your close-up

Posted 3/12/2016 in National Columns

When I was a kid in knee socks held up with rubber bands from the produce aisle, my fourth-grade teacher scribbled a note on my report card. Rheta has a flair for drama.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Defeating Trump won't erase the forces that made him possible

Posted 3/12/2016 in National Columns

We should probably start thinking about what we're going to do after Trump.

 

Ask Rufus: The POWs of Camp Aliceville

Posted 3/12/2016 in Local Columns

It must have been an amazing sight to behold on the day during World War II when columns of German soldiers -- including members of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's famed Africa Corps -- marched through Aliceville, Alabama.

Slimantics: State Senate theme song: Free fallin'

Posted 3/11/2016 in Local Columns

What is to be made of the Mississippi Senate's vote Thursday to pass a $577 million tax cut through a bill it laughably calls "The Taxpayer Pay Raise Act?"

Lynn Spruill: Trumped

Posted 3/11/2016 in Local Columns

Trump is on a roll, no doubt about it.

 

Our View: Financial literacy should be part of the educational process

Posted 3/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

At first blush, it seems like an oxymoron, but anyone who has experienced poverty for any significant amount of time will tell you: It's pretty expensive to be poor.

 

 

Voice of the people: Nick Gerteis

 

 

Voice of the people: Parents of SHS Theater Kids

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Lesbian mother' just another word for 'mother'

Posted 3/10/2016 in National Columns

This is how John Ward described killing his first wife.

 

 

Our View: Guns and the illusion of safety

Posted 3/9/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi may soon run out of new places to carry guns.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The most corrupt state in the nation?

Posted 3/9/2016 in Local Columns

After pressure from traditional newspaper watchdogs, including the Northside Sun, the Legislature is finally considering a bit of ethics reform.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Desperate tactics

Posted 3/9/2016 in National Columns

It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment.

 

 

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