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Voice of the people: Jon Zarandona

Last year I wrote a letter to the editor over my dissatisfaction with the fans at Mississippi State home games.

 

 

Dana Milbank: Obamacare's 'death panel'

Posted 11/17/2014 in National Columns

So it turns out there is an Obamacare death panel after all.

 

Ask Rufus: Choctaw baskets

Posted 11/15/2014 in Local Columns

"Since time memorial the Choctaw Indians have lived in Mississippi, and have made baskets of the reed cane which grows in the swamps of the south." So begins a ca. 1920 letter from Mrs. J.E. Arnold, a Baptist missionary to the Choctaw in Union.

Birney Imes: Trees from acorns

Posted 11/15/2014 in Local Columns

In 1953 the French writer Jean Giono published a thin volume, titled, "The Man Who Planted Trees." The story's narrator, hiking alone in the south of France, comes upon a desolate, treeless valley covered in wild lavender. The year is 1910.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: The gift of a permanent victory

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

It's been a beautiful fall day. I am healthy, reasonably intelligent, have good friends and a roof, albeit rusty, over my head. But I burrow, downcast, on my denim couch beneath a tiger throw, wondering why I feel so terrible about two football games. Auburn

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death by a police officer in August, prompting weeks of often violent clashes between protesters, rioters and heavily militarized police.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Calling the bluff on Obamacare

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

There's this game in American politics where folks who fancy themselves conservative often condemn programs that they in fact want very much. Obamacare is one such example.

 

Dana Milbank: A 'Hail Mary' for Sen. Landrieu

Posted 11/15/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- There are many crucial items facing the lame-duck Congress, from Ebola to the Islamic State to funding the federal government.

 

Our View: Mississippi and Japan, the merging of two cultures

Posted 11/14/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In his role as Consul General for Japan, Motohiko Kato is responsible for representing his county's interests in five Southern states -- Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

 

 

Lynn Spruill: Inspired by C Spire

Posted 11/14/2014 in National Columns

Time will tell, but I do believe this year has been a monumental one for Starkville.

 

Slimantics: 1980 win over Tide was coronation of the King of the County Line

Posted 11/13/2014 in Local Columns

On Nov. 1, 1980, John Bond became a king and I became one of his subjects.

 

Our View: Cold weather provides an opportunity to help others

Posted 11/13/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Cold weather, at least what Mississippians consider to be cold weather, arrived overnight and is expected to stay with us for awhile.

 

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Michael Gerson: Our gathering storm

Posted 11/13/2014 in National Columns

When Abraham Lincoln first presented a version of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet, Secretary of State William Seward warned that issuing it after a defeat would look desperate.

 

 

Our View: CPD chief has the right stuff

Posted 11/12/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Five months to the day after he took over as chief of the Columbus Police Department, Tony Carleton spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club, delivering a message the audience could not have anticipated.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: An open letter to the GOP regarding its dearest enemy

Posted 11/12/2014 in National Columns

Dear Republican Party: Impeach President Obama.

 

Our View: Veterans deserve our grateful appreciation

Posted 11/11/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.

 

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