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Our View: MSU women's basketball is result of a landmark moment in women's history

Posted 3/13/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

March is Women's History Month. That probably wasn't on anyone's mind Monday afternoon, when several hundred fans gathered with the Mississippi State women's basketball team to watch the NCAA Women's Tournament Selection Show.



Charlie Mitchell: Wrist slap for Tate Reeves his biggest setback

Posted 3/13/2018 in Local Columns

On March 1, the state Senate said no to the leadership's plan to change how state money is distributed to public K-12 schools. Next came the weekend. On March 5, Thad Cochran, Mississippi's senior and super delegate to the U.S. Senate announced his resignation.


Possumhaw: A trace of history

Posted 3/12/2018 in Local Columns

Little over a week ago we joined the Bulldog Nation headed to Nashville, Tennessee, for the SEC Tournament.


Patrick Buchanan: Time to get over the Russophobia

Posted 3/12/2018 in National Columns

Unless there is a late surge for Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, who is running second with 7 percent, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected president of Russia for another six years on March 18.


Ask Rufus: A duel, a preacher and The Ten Commandments

Posted 3/10/2018 in Local Columns

With Passover and Easter approaching the classic movie, "The Ten Commandments," is sure to be shown again. Few people, though, know the Aberdeen, Columbus and Holly Springs tie to the movie.

Partial to Home: Being there

Posted 3/10/2018 in Local Columns

The only time I ever went deer hunting was when Bull Sullivan was recruiting me to play football at Scooba. A group of fellow recruits and I spent a night or two at a deer camp somewhere in the wilds of Noxubee County. (A friend who was similarly recruited two years earlier said the deer camp belonged to the Sparkmans of Macon.)


Other Editors: Open records should be accessible to all

Posted 3/10/2018 in National Columns

Ever wondered what someone in government is paid -- paid with your hard-earned tax dollars? If you intend to find out, you better grab your own wallet.



Leonard Pitts Jr.: How do we handle the facts-challenged among us?

Posted 3/10/2018 in National Columns

So what should we say to Robert Ussery?



Mona Charen: Man of Steel

Posted 3/10/2018 in National Columns

"If you don't have steel, you don't have a country" declared President Donald Trump at a press availability with the Swedish prime minister. He was explaining his decision to impose a tax on steel and aluminum.



Steve Chapman: Trump's North Korea gambit could be a big deal, for good or ill

Posted 3/10/2018 in National Columns

It's not Richard Nixon's opening to China. It's not Neville Chamberlain's journey to Munich. But President Donald Trump's announcement that he's willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is one of those decisions that could produce important results, good or bad.



Our View: With Anderson Grove Head Start closure, more children put at risk

Posted 3/9/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

For years now, the state of Mississippi has struggled to provide funding for K-12 education, yet there is another level of education that also continues to remain underfunded and undeveloped in our state -- pre-K education.



Voice of the people: Matt Bogue


Slimantics: Mississippi abortion bill is built on science that doesn't exist

Posted 3/8/2018 in Local Columns

Something interesting happened in the Mississippi Legislature this week.


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