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Voice of the people: Martin Pomphrey, M.D.

 

Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's problem with honesty

Posted 1/27/2016 in National Columns

The first question to Hillary Clinton from an audience member during Monday night's Democratic town hall in Iowa must have been a blow from one so young -- a potential new voter -- this close to the caucuses.

 

Our View: Marty Turner's Facebook outbursts

Posted 1/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For the second time in three months, Columbus Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner has used social media to attack a fellow councilman.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Track Palin, Sarah's latest political opportunity

Posted 1/26/2016 in National Columns

The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The rejection election

Posted 1/26/2016 in National Columns

With the Iowa caucuses a week away, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, who leads in all the polls, is Donald Trump.

 

 

Possumhaw: Felis silvestris catus

Posted 1/25/2016 in Local Columns

Imagine Harry lying cold, alone, and flat on his back as the sky darkened over him. Could he feel the darkness he couldn't see? His sister, Wilhelmina, was she nearby? Did they nuzzle together crying for their mother?

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Smaller newspapers, more corruption

Posted 1/25/2016 in National Columns

A pre-sentencing investigation by the U.S. Probation Office claims Mississippians lost $300 million because prison head Chris Epps steered contracts to high bidders.

 

Ask Rufus: Tombigbee sharks and Mississippi volcanoes

Posted 1/23/2016 in Local Columns

Last week I saw an article about finding a shark on the Tombigbee River in Alabama.

 

Voice of the people: Mayor Robert Smith

I write in response to the Jan. 21 editorial in which The Dispatch calls upon me to veto the vote of the majority of the Columbus City Council to appoint Oscar Lewis Columbus chief of police.

 

 

Partial to Home: Limited experience

Posted 1/23/2016 in National Columns

On a spring day 41 years ago, I climbed on a Honda CD750 and headed west. After a winter living in the Northeast, I was ready to embrace the wide-open spaces. The farthest west I'd been was New Mexico. I wanted to see California, swim in the Pacific.

 

Kathleen Parker: Republicans get what they deserve

Posted 1/23/2016 in National Columns

At first it seemed too weirdly awful to be true, but there she was: Sarah Palin standing next to Donald Trump on Tuesday and endorsing him for president.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is the specter of Trump haunting Davos?

Posted 1/23/2016 in National Columns

The lights are burning late in Davos tonight.

 

Our View: Road/bridge improvements a pressing need

Posted 1/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tax is a four-letter word in Mississippi, especially among those who self-identify as Conservative.

 

Lynn Spruill: A partnership beneficial to all

Posted 1/22/2016 in Local Columns

It is the 15th year since the creation of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP).

 

Thomas Sowell: Do emotions Trump facts?

Posted 1/22/2016 in National Columns

Former governor Sarah Palin is an intelligent person, contrary to how liberals have tried to portray her.

 

 

Our View: Mayor should veto council's vote on police chief

Posted 1/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has never vetoed a city council decision. It's time for Smith to use that power.

 

 

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