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Voice of the people: Elaine Hegwood

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The Trump letters

Posted 9/21/2016 in National Columns

As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

 

 

Our View: The openness of government is at question

Posted 9/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past two years the media and members of the public have multiple times filed open meetings complaints against public bodies in this state.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: PEER's mission not a priority for Lt. Gov. Reeves?

Posted 9/20/2016 in Local Columns

A long time ago in a galaxy far away ... No. Let's leave "Star Wars" out of this. But there was a time -- and it does seem long ago -- when the Mississippi Legislature enacted a bevy of "good government" initiatives to help it do its job better.

 

 

Froma Harrop: New Yorkers walk past political bluster over bombing

Posted 9/20/2016 in National Columns

The explosives going off in the dumpster in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea was not a major terrorist event -- except on the TV news channels.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Pathways to less expensive power

Posted 9/19/2016 in National Columns

A Texas company is planning to build a high-voltage electricity transmission line linking the wind farms of west Texas to the deep South. The line would enter Mississippi near Vicksburg and run through the middle of Mississippi terminating north of Columbus.

 

 

Other Editors: Mississippi's growing public universities

Posted 9/19/2016 in National Columns

The fall semester enrollment numbers are generally good for Mississippi's eight public universities, but they are a concern for most of the state's 15 community colleges.

 

Possumhaw: A squirrel in hand

Posted 9/19/2016 in Local Columns

The morning temperatures dropped into the low 70's and we were able to sit on the porch under the twirling ceiling fans. It was lovely for a few days following an awfully blistering summer. A couple of hummingbirds

Partial to home: Moonrise over Friendship Cemetery

Posted 9/18/2016 in Local Columns

Thursday evening while paddling on the river, I looked up at the moon and thought of Ansel Adams. Adams, you may know, was a photographer of the American West -- arguably the photographer of the American West -- known for his black-and-white prints that rivaled the grandeur of the landscapes they depicted.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump, Putin and Israel

Posted 9/18/2016 in National Columns

Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.

 

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Voice of the people: Dwight Dyess

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Is Trump a reflection of us?

Posted 9/17/2016 in National Columns

I know you are, but what am I?"

 

 

Kathleen Parker: A con man among heroes

Posted 9/17/2016 in National Columns

At long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.

 

Ask Rufus: Intruders in the Chickasaw Nation

Posted 9/17/2016 in Local Columns

It's interesting how projects and research often end up overlapping.

 

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