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Patrick Buchanan: Will the oligarchs kill Trump?

Posted 3/8/2016 in National Columns

Narrow victories in the Kentucky caucuses and the Louisiana primary, the largest states decided on Saturday, have moved Donald Trump one step nearer to the nomination.


Slimantics: What it takes to have a successful town

Posted 3/7/2016 in Local Columns

James Fallows, distinguished author and writer for The Atlantic magazine has, for the past few years, traveled the country to tell the story of America from a different perspective -- that of the small cities and towns that dominate our nation from coast to coast.


Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump's truth

Posted 3/7/2016 in National Columns

By now it's obvious that lecturing Donald Trump supporters about why they shouldn't vote for him only confirms their convictions. If you're part of the "establishment," which approximately means anyone who has served in government or, grab your garlic garland, a member of the media, your opinion matters less than whatever you scrape off your shoe.


Ask Rufus: Ancient bones and an old museum

Posted 3/5/2016 in Local Columns

A couple of weeks ago I did a column on a bull shark being caught in the Tombigbee River in Alabama. In the column I mentioned fossil sharks teeth that are commonly found in the Upper Tombigbee River Valley.

Possumhaw: From one birder to another

Posted 3/5/2016 in Local Columns

"Migratory birds will start coming this month," he said. "Last year I fed four pairs of rose-breasted grosbeaks."


Voice of the people: Jon Zarandona

I am not a native Mississippian, but I have called Columbus home for eight years. During this time I have observed, through The Dispatch, the bickering then cooling and now bickering between two giants of our county, Harry and Leroy.



Voice of the people: Andre Deforrest Roberts

The YMCA has four locations here in Lowndes County, and all of them are marvelous.


Being Beautiful: Spring is flowering right before our eyes

Posted 3/5/2016 in Local Columns

Spring must be in the air, literally, because I wake each morning to the birds serenading me.

Leonard Pitts: The GOP, an incoherent mess

Posted 3/5/2016 in National Columns

"If he was for it, we had to be against it."

Patrick Buchanan: An establishment in panic

Posted 3/5/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump "appeals to racism."


Voice of the people: C.T. Carley



Froma Harrop: Republican 'takers' take down the establishment

Posted 3/4/2016 in National Columns

Just as Donald Trump did a Super Tuesday stomp on the Republican establishment, the establishment showed why it deserved the rough treatment.



Our View: City's failure is the process, not the person

Posted 3/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Stop us if you've heard this one: When the appointments are made to city boards, it is important that those choices are made ethically and fairly because to do otherwise erodes confidence in our city government.



Thomas Sowell: A path to disaster

Posted 3/3/2016 in National Columns

The worst political blunder of all time, according to scientist Freeman Dyson, was the decision of the emperor of China in 1433 to cut off his country from the outside world.



Our View: Majority rule should be tempered by fair deliberation

Posted 3/2/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

If you ask the average American what form of government we have here in the U.S., the response would most likely be "a democracy."



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