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Our View: A reassuring reminder

Posted 10/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Every so often, we are reminded our world -- the one before us, the one we can reach out and touch -- is not nearly so desperate a place as we might be led to believe.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: It's up to voters to break up the GOP's brat pack

Posted 10/1/2015 in National Columns

The Republican Party's "Freedom Caucus," which has several less-charitable nicknames on Capitol Hill, is the dog that caught the car.

 

 

Our View: Depot development is a boost to city

Posted 9/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When work crews began demo work on part of the old train Depot on Main Street this week, the buzz began.

 

 

Froma Harrop: GOP upheaval brings new dread

Posted 9/30/2015 in National Columns

Yogi Berra is no longer around, but one of his witticisms -- "It's deja vu all over again" -- has never been more apt. This time, though, it's not at all funny.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Boehner's departure doesn't help

Posted 9/30/2015 in National Columns

Wonderful. That's just what the conservative movement needs right now. Less adult supervision.

 

 

Our View: MSU, Ole Miss leaders in football concussion research

Posted 9/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Football, an observer once noted, is not a contact sport; it is a collision sport.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Racoons in the attic

Posted 9/29/2015 in Local Columns

Behind my house on the Rebel Drive cul-de-sac is an old graveyard of several acres. Its ownership is unclear.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Pope's world and the real world

Posted 9/29/2015 in National Columns

Pope Francis's four-day visit to the United States was by any measure a personal and political triumph.

 

Possumhaw: All decked out in red

Posted 9/28/2015 in Local Columns

The swarming ruby-throated hummingbirds are declining at the feeders.

 

Voice of the people: Wallace E. Killcreas

 

 

Voice of the people: Gill Harris

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: The pope: Republican or a Democrat?

Posted 9/28/2015 in Local Columns

 

Ask Rufus: Friendship Cemetery, a walk through history

Posted 9/26/2015 in Local Columns

A couple of months ago Berkley Hudson, an old friend, was in town and called. He wanted to get together and walk through Columbus' Friendship Cemetery exchanging stories of the people buried there.

Birney Imes: Dick Mahoney's baseball memories

Posted 9/26/2015 in Local Columns

After several unsuccessful tries to reach him by phone, I caught up with Dick Mahoney in his wife's beauty shop Friday morning. Dick is a baseball fan par excellence ... of the Red Sox variety. I figured he, if anyone in these parts, would have had contact with the recently departed and much beloved New York Yankees catcher, coach and sage, Lawrence Peter Berra.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A September night long ago

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

One September night when I was 4, my father came home early from the butcher shop where he worked in the Florida Panhandle town of Pensacola. We were, he announced, going to the fair.

 

Kathleen Parker: The nuanced passion of Pope Francis

Posted 9/26/2015 in National Columns

"Oh, so you drank the Kool-Aid," my neighbor superciliously sneered from the stoop he occupies each afternoon to sip wine and critique people's parking skills on our beloved Olive Street.

 

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.

 

 

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