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Patrick Buchanan: War cries drown out 'America First'

Posted 4/18/2017 in National Columns

"Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?" tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday.


Possumhaw: It's how you play the game

Posted 4/17/2017 in Local Columns

I write on the subjects of birds and bees but this week I thought I'd infringe on sports editor Adam Minichino's area -- basketball. Something I know little or nothing about.


Mona Charen: Why doesn't college work for blacks?

Posted 4/17/2017 in National Columns

The headline was numbingly familiar: "For Blacks, College Is Not An Equalizer." The op-ed in The Washington Post by Ray Boshara explored what he called a "troubling paradox," namely that so many well-educated black Americans "feel so economically insecure."



Leonard Pitts: America's well worth fighting for

Posted 4/17/2017 in National Columns

BP has not been pleased.


Up South: Memories of Steve's Cafe

Posted 4/15/2017 in Local Columns

Market Street, from the Princess Theatre to the Magnolia Bowl. I knew it well, in the soles of my feet. Steve's Cafe was there, next to the Princess, where it belonged.


Voice of the people: Patti Drapala


Ask Rufus: Easter Dinner

Posted 4/15/2017 in Local Columns

Most Christians today will celebrate Easter enjoying a traditional meal that is also one of the year's most important family gathering times.

Michael Gerson: The hope of pardon and peace

Posted 4/15/2017 in National Columns

The story of Good Friday -- the garden, the bloody sweat, the sleeping friends, the torch-carrying crowd, the kiss, the slash of a sword, the questioning, the scourging, the mocking, the beam, the nails, the despair of a good man -- is an invitation to cynicism. Nearly every human institution is revealed at its worst.


Linda Chavez: No to a deportation force

Posted 4/15/2017 in National Columns

President Donald Trump has been flip-flopping right and left recently -- much of it for the good. He's abandoned his promises to label China a currency manipulator, withdraw from NAFTA, repeal Obamacare and stay out of Syria.



Our View: Is joy of learning a victim of test-score mania?

Posted 4/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Next week, almost a half-million public school students in Mississippi will be taking the Mississippi Assessment Program Tests, the major instrument used to calculate accountability scores for individual schools and school districts.



Patrick Buchanan: Will Christianity perish in its birthplace?

Posted 4/14/2017 in National Columns

"Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)" Those are among Jesus' last words on the Cross that first Good Friday.


Slimantics: Smith doesn't sugar coat disappointing legislative session

Posted 4/13/2017 in Local Columns

Jeff Smith has represented Lowndes County in the House of Representatives since 1992. Wednesday, during his appearance at the Kiwanis Club of Columbus at Lion Hills Center, he noted he has just completed his 26th legislative session.


Our View: Golden Triangle's volunteer spirit shows at state awards

Posted 4/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a little more than 120 miles from the Golden Triangle to Jackson.



Steve Chapman: The wrong kind of humanitarian intervention

Posted 4/13/2017 in National Columns

Americans are a generous and selfless people, ever eager to improve the lives of foreigners cursed to live in less fortunate places. In fact, we are the nicest folks who would ever invade your country and leave it in ruins.



Froma Harrop: What US airlines need now is middle-class class

Posted 4/13/2017 in National Columns

It was clearly a bad idea for United Airlines to drag a passenger kicking, screaming and bleeding out of a seat he had paid for.



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