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Leonard Pitts: Quick lesson in political language

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

In 1958, Democrat George Wallace, running as a candidate for governor of Alabama and racially moderate enough to be endorsed by the NAACP, was swamped by a strident white supremacist whose campaign played shamelessly to the basest hatreds of the electorate. Afterward, Wallace complained bitterly to a room full of fellow politicians that the other guy had "out-n----red me."

 

 

Our View: MSU's expanding role as a research institution

Posted 9/25/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For most of the 20th Century, Mississippi State University was best known for its agricultural and veterinary programs, a point of pride for a state with strong ties to farming and industries such as poultry and commercial livestock industries.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Why don't we try staying home?

Posted 9/25/2015 in National Columns

Generals have marked their operations by putting pins on wall maps of the world.

 

Slimantics: The importance of storytelling

Posted 9/24/2015 in Local Columns

The fourth annual Possum Town Storytelling Festival begins this evening, with seven events over four days, concluding Sunday afternoon.

 

Voice of the people: Charlie M. Watkins

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Carson and Trump's clueless demonization of Muslims

Posted 9/24/2015 in National Columns

In the spirit of charity prompted by Pope Francis's visit to the United States, let's not call them bigots.

 

 

Our View: Beavers: The first landscape architects

Posted 9/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the state of Mississippi and as many as 70 of the state's 82 counties provide funds for beaver control, money used by the USDA Wildlife Services uses to control the beaver population and destroy the dams they build.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: US and Catholicism in crisis

Posted 9/23/2015 in National Columns

During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-communism were Dwight Eisenhower's America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII.

 

Possumhaw: Flight of the dragonfly

Posted 9/22/2015 in Local Columns

Three beautiful sights appeared before my eyes.

Slimantics: Will Ole Miss get over this win?

Posted 9/22/2015 in Local Columns

Two days before Ole Miss' historic 43-37 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, former Ole Miss coach Billy Brewer talked about the last time - in fact the only time - Ole Miss had ever beaten the Tide as the visiting team.

 

Charlie Mitchell: State media, officials tested by coverage of homicides

Posted 9/22/2015 in Local Columns

In addition to creating horrors for all involved last week, Shannon Lamb tested the media's ability to track and report a developing story in this new era of gushing "real time" information.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

Posted 9/21/2015 in Local Columns

Mrs. Stone hit the nail on the head with her article Sept. 20. We that are of moral fiber whether Christian or not, are sick and tired of the elitist of Hollywood producing such vile and profane garbage.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Medicaid unnecessarily sending money out-of-state for pediatric care

Posted 9/21/2015 in National Columns

Why is Mississippi Medicaid paying $57 million to out-of-state pediatric programs when that money could be used to grow our programs in Mississippi?

 

Ask Rufus: A birthday ball

Posted 9/19/2015 in Local Columns

The U.S. Air Force has turned 68 but its roots in the Golden Triangle run much deeper.

Partial to Home: Breakfast with Miss Doris

Posted 9/19/2015 in Local Columns

Six days a week Doris Martin rises at 3 a.m., dresses and makes the five-minute drive from her home on Buck Egger Road in Caledonia to the Cal-Kola Express, a convenience store/gas station on Highway 45 not far from Columbus Air Force Base. Martin arrives shortly after 4.

 

Other Editors: MSU expanding entrepreneurial culture in state

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

Mississippi State University's Entrepreneurship Center, which helps make start-up business goals into realities, will move in late November to new quarters in McCool Hall in the heart of the Starkville campus.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Planned Parenthood politics

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

It wasn't just the Republican candidates who, with one exception, went out of their ways to outdo one another in their condemnation of an organization that is the sole provider of basic gynecological, obstetric and preventative care services to millions of American men and women.

 

Leonard Pitts: Case of Ahmed shows we're not a brave nation

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

America is not a brave nation. Yes, that's a heretical thing to say. Yes, our military is the world's finest and our servicewomen and men provide daily examples of incontestable courage.

 

Rheta Johnson: Big rig democrat is stunning

Posted 9/19/2015 in National Columns

The New York Times says that the choice of a bona fide working man as the Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor "illustrates to some degree the forlorn state of affairs for Democrats in the South."

 

 

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