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Leonard Pitts: Bush family's war on English

Posted 10/7/2015 in National Columns

And the Bush family's War on English continues.



Our View: A tale of two investments

Posted 10/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday, the state of Mississippi broke even, you might say.



Patrick Buchanan: War party targets Putin and Assad

Posted 10/6/2015 in National Columns

Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad.



Froma Harrop: Twisted social media and mass murder

Posted 10/6/2015 in National Columns

The first details about the mass killer at the community college in Roseburg, Oregon, were that he was a young man, lonely and full of hate. Of course he was. They all are.


Possumhaw: Fall is the coolest season

Posted 10/5/2015 in Local Columns

Just when you think you can't take the summer heat one moment longer, it's fall. Momma always said fall was her most favorite season.


Leonard Pitts: We need cops with people skills

Posted 10/5/2015 in National Columns

What can I do? Not quite six months ago, a reader named Tracy posed that question to me and I, in turn, posed it to you. Tracy, a 55-year-old white woman from Austin, said she was sick of hearing about unarmed African-American men being injured or killed by police.



Voice of the people: Hank Teller

Since Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, in defiance of the Supreme Court, refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, there has been a plethora of editorials throughout the print and electronic media on this topic.


Ask Rufus: A conversation with Charles Dickens

Posted 10/3/2015 in Local Columns

I have often written about the many people who have lived in the Columbus, Starkville, West Point area and left their footprints across history or the arts.


Voice of the people: On the recent school shooting


Birney Imes: John Harris' gift

Posted 10/3/2015 in Local Columns

"Now, that's somebody y'all need to do a story on." Mike Perkerson was standing behind the counter of his family's hardware store on Military Road. He was nodding in the direction of a man outside his front door standing next to a motorized bicycle.

Patrick Buchanan: The mind of Mr. Putin

Posted 10/3/2015 in National Columns

"Do you realize now what you have done?" So Vladimir Putin in his U.N. address summarized his indictment of a U.S. foreign policy that has produced a series of disasters in the Middle East that we did not need the Russian leader to describe for us.

Froma Harrop: Drug price gouging a product of our political system

Posted 10/3/2015 in National Columns

If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. But Shkreli -- a 32-year-old hedge fund director in T-shirts, dabbler in the punk rock music world -- has saved Tinseltown the trouble.


Our View: It's up to the gun owners now

Posted 10/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It's like a rerun of a show you never liked in the first place.


Lynn Spruill: Apartment moratorium a bad idea

Posted 10/2/2015 in Local Columns

I have on good authority a moratorium prohibiting the building of new apartments was going to be on the agenda of the Board of Aldermen.


Bill Crawford: Initiative 42 will put other programs at risk

Posted 10/2/2015 in Local Columns

The November vote on Initiative 42 is days away.


Slimantics: It's a brave new (tasty) world

Posted 10/1/2015 in Local Columns

For about an hour-and-a-half on Wednesday, it was both the best restaurant and the best classroom in town.


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.



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