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Kathleen Parker: The politics of Caitlyn Jenner

Posted 6/6/2015 in National Columns

Barring a terror strike or an Ebola outbreak to distract us, the 2016 presidential election seems headed for a gender identity showdown. Within days of the release of Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover photo, Republican presidential candidates were being asked to comment, while conservative pundits were warning of a political apocalypse.

 

Our View: Parent rage has no place in youth sports

Posted 6/5/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The game had ended and the players were leaving the field, all except for one 8-year-old.

 

Lynn Spruill: Our fast approaching (and inevitable) E-democracy

Posted 6/5/2015 in Local Columns

The Starkville Board of Aldermen received a good report on the status of the new city hall at a recent board meeting.

 

Kathleen Parker: Reality show jumps 19 sharks

Posted 6/5/2015 in National Columns

Several years ago, I heard Republican strategist Karl Rove give a most eloquent answer to a question about his faith, rendered here from memory: Faith is a gift that, unfortunately, I have not received.

 

 

Our View: Woodard gives Columbus someone to cheer for

Posted 6/4/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

An estimated half-million boys play high school basketball, but few play it as well as Robert Woodard II.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Cultural cleansing of Christian males

Posted 6/4/2015 in National Columns

The culture war against Christianity is picking up speed.

 

Slimantics: It's exploitive. It's miserable. It's must-watch TV!

Posted 6/3/2015 in Local Columns

The folks at CBS have a hit series on their hands, if last week's debut of the new "reality" series "The Briefcase" is any indicator.

 

Kathleen Parker: Caitlyn Jenner's coming out

Posted 6/3/2015 in National Columns

It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.

 

 

Our View: The more we (don't) know ...

Posted 6/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

If you have ever attended a workshop or seminar that focuses on communication, you are familiar with this exercise: The trainer whispers a bit of information -- usually a sentence, maybe two -- into the ear of the first person, who turns and relays that information to the next person.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Look! Up in the sky! -- Something new to regulate

Posted 6/2/2015 in Local Columns

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... something to regulate! It's a story as old as the nation. Fear of misuse tracks technology like a bloodhound. Got to have some new rules!

 

 

Our View: Voting isn't just a right; it's an obligation

Posted 6/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, voters in Mississippi's First Congressional District will go to the polls to choose their representative in the U.S. House.

 

Possumhaw: Food for thought

Posted 6/1/2015 in Local Columns

Just the holiday leftovers included three bags of Scoops, a 46-ounce container of cashews, a bag of Skinny Popcorn, a half-indulged container of coffee and cookies ice cream and half a bag of empty Coke cans.

 

Susan Estrich: The Carter myth

Posted 6/1/2015 in National Columns

Does George Pataki really think he can win the nomination? Rand Paul? Rick Santorum? Whoever announced this morning?

 

Ask Rufus: The Birdmen and their buzz wagons

Posted 5/30/2015 in Local Columns

Just 10 years after the Wright brothers had delivered the first airplane to the newly formed U.S. Army Air Service, aircraft were playing an important role in World War I.

Birney Imes: A night at the theater

Posted 5/30/2015 in Local Columns

The other night at the theater (no kidding) I happened to be sitting by a woman who, before the curtain went up, was telling a story about a mouse, an English mouse.

 

Voice of the people: Sunday Dispatch in NYC triggers memories of home

To whom shall I address this? To Rufus Ward? Robert Snow? Bunky Williams? Or to Birney Imes himself, there in the middle and running the show, because I feel I've known you all for ages and that you've just dropped by.

 

 

Our View: Kelly is the better choice

Posted 5/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, north Mississippi voters will go to the polls to select the person who will represent District 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican Trent Kelly and Democrat Walter Zinn, Jr., meet in the run-off.

 

 

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