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Possumhaw: Joy of the roadsides

Posted 5/2/2016 in Local Columns

Driving west over the Tombigbee Bridge and exiting north onto Plymouth Access Road leads to a trail of wildflowers not to be believed.

 

Voice of the people: Willis Pope

Eugenia Summer and my grandmother, Mary Ellen Pope, were close friends and co-workers at MSCW (that is MUW for you younger ones).

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Karma can be good business

Posted 5/2/2016 in National Columns

As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ever-more-dignified animal kingdom.

 

 

Slimantics: Self-incrimination through social media

Posted 4/30/2016 in National Columns

Be careful what you put on social media, what you choose to keep a record of, what kind of information is vulnerable and therefore should be carefully protected from the ruinous reach of hackers.

 

Ask Rufus: Earthquakes, volcanoes and fossils

Posted 4/30/2016 in Local Columns

A couple of days ago I was trying to decide what to write about in today's column when I received an email from Peter Imes asking if I had seen the new book on the Geology of Mississippi.

Other editors: The campaign likability factor

Posted 4/30/2016 in National Columns

Let's set aside for a moment any concerns about the character, history and political philosophy of the five remaining presidential candidates: Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders along with Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

Jamie Stiehm: The way of the world, Hamilton, Jackson and Tubman

Posted 4/30/2016 in National Columns

One treasury secretary has saved another. Isn't that the way of the world? History has its eyes on you, Jacob Lew.

Kathleen Parker: Trump deals Clinton a winning card

Posted 4/30/2016 in National Columns

One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer sex.

 

Our View: Relay for Life

Posted 4/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the American Cancer Society conducts its largest fund-raising event -- Relay for Life and more than 5,000 events are held in the U.S. and 19 other countries with more than 4 million people participating.

 

Lynn Spruill: Welfare for politicians

Posted 4/29/2016 in Local Columns

Occasionally I am reminded of my level of ignorance and naivete'.

 

Patrick Buchanan: At last, America first

Posted 4/29/2016 in National Columns

Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.

 

 

Our View: The scene is set for a hike

Posted 4/28/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Some things the Legislature got right

Posted 4/28/2016 in Local Columns

I commend our state Legislature for several things: Finally ending the election of school supervisors, balancing the budget, expanding charter schools, and repealing the franchise tax.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Plato, Aristotle and Donald Trump

Posted 4/28/2016 in National Columns

When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: If God Is dead ...

Posted 4/27/2016 in National Columns

In a recent column Dennis Prager made an acute observation. "The vast majority of leading conservative writers ... have a secular outlook on life. ... They are unaware of the disaster that godlessness in the West has led to."

 

 

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