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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.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Suicide of the GOP - or rebirth?

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

"If his poll numbers hold, Trump will be there six months from now when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four, and he will likely be in the finals." My prediction, in July of 2015, looks pretty good right now.

 

Rheta Johnson: Events in black and white

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

The civil-rights movement wasn't just "Rosa sat down, Martin stood up and the white folks came down to save the day," the photographer Matt Herron quips.

 

 

Jamie Stiehm: Garland appointment now in Senate's court

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

Washington -- Here comes a great courtroom drama, pitting the president against the Senate, which will act as judge and jury. The stakes are supremely high, even higher than the presidential race. Filling the empty seat on the Supreme Court amounts to changing the balance of power on the aggressively conservative Court.

 

Birney Imes: Fossil hunting on the Luxapalila

Posted 3/19/2016 in Local Columns

Eighty-five million years ago, sharks swam where Gardner Boulevard is now. Carnivorous raptors roamed nearby beaches. Ten-foot-long crocodiles thrashed about.

 

Bill Crawford: Tax cuts the solution to budget deficit? Crazy.

Posted 3/19/2016 in National Columns

Mississippi tax revenues are running short, so obviously it's time for a big tax cut.

 

Roses and thorns

Posted 3/19/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Columbus Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor, whose persistence has paid off in repairs at 13 railroad crossing on the Southside.

Ask Rufus: There must have been something in the water

Posted 3/19/2016 in Local Columns

Along the east-facing crest of Pleasant Ridge and the 800 block of Sixth Avenue North in Columbus is one unbelievable neighborhood.

Slimantics: The state flag debate more than ballgames and business prospects

Posted 3/18/2016 in Local Columns

Today, Mississippi State will play host to the first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, which prompted a curious reader to call and ask for an explanation.

Lynn Spruill: A no-Wynn approach to industrial development

Posted 3/18/2016 in Local Columns

After three years of watching the Starkville Board of Aldermen, I should be immune to surprises.

 

Voice of the people: Sarah Studdard

 

 

Voice of the people: Judith L. Coleman

 

 

Our View: Spring's arrival should not be ignored

Posted 3/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As we learned in school, the date of the start of the seasons are determined by science.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lynn Fitch

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

 

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