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Patrick J. Buchanan: Has Trump found the formula?

Posted 6/25/2016 in National Columns

Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall.

Froma Harrop: Is losing the election part of Trump's plan?

Posted 6/25/2016 in National Columns

What's Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonder. If that's the plan, he's going about it the right way.

 

Our View: Breaking old stereotypes

Posted 6/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Boys are better than girls in math. It is a belief that has been perpetrated for generations and has become, for far too many of our girls, a self-fulfilling prophecy.

 

Lynn Spruill: Another charrette

Posted 6/24/2016 in Local Columns

Starkville served up a city-wide open invitation to participate in yet another community project. This one is to facilitate a vision for arguably our most downtrodden through street, Highway 182.

 

Jaime Stiehm: House members sit to move America

Posted 6/24/2016 in National Columns

Something's happening here in the People's House. What's going down seems exactly clear: a stage of our democracy, men and women players speaking unscripted lines that could wait no more.

 

 

In Mississippi and in Malawi, corruption equals poverty

Posted 6/23/2016 in Local Columns

One nice thing about being a publisher is getting to meet interesting people. One of these people is Lazarus Chakwera, opposition leader of Malawi, a country of 16 million people in southeast Africa.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Social media warp politics

Posted 6/23/2016 in National Columns

"The Bernie Bros are out in full force harassing female reporters," according to a recent headline on The Washington Post's website.

 

 

Our View: CMSD must tighten belt on its budget request

Posted 6/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Although the Columbus Municipal School District stresses it has not finalized its budget request for the 2017 school year, it seems certain the district will be requesting a significant increase in funding.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump's born-again campaign

Posted 6/22/2016 in National Columns

If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn't have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Trumpism won't disappear when he does

Posted 6/22/2016 in National Columns

On Saturday, someone tried to kill Donald Trump.

 

 

Our View: Kids Count? In Mississippi, not so much

Posted 6/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the Ann E. Casey Foundation releases its exhaustive study of the well-being of America's children called Kids Count.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trolling for war with Russia

Posted 6/21/2016 in National Columns

Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar Assad.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The cultural case for Brexit deserves respect

Posted 6/21/2016 in National Columns

It's not all about money. The economic arguments for Britain to stay in the European Union may be compelling, but the noneconomic ones demand respect. Preserving a way of life is a valid desire -- and one widely shared.

 

Possumhaw: A hard truth

Posted 6/20/2016 in Local Columns

Early in the morning I sat at the window watching the two surviving ducks forage at the lake's edge.

 

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