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Slimantics: Mississippi: The Free State of ALEC

Posted 8/18/2016 in Local Columns

Here's how it is supposed to work: Every four years, Mississippians go to the polls to elect fellow Mississippians to serve our interests by crafting legislation to address the state's unique issues.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Time for your de-worming?

Posted 8/18/2016 in Local Columns

Now we can add the Zika virus to things that go bump in the night. Headlines abound.

 

 

Our View: AG Hood's job is harder than it should be

Posted 8/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Jim Hood has a tough job. In recent years, it's even tougher than it ought to be.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Candidates, media team up to panic voters

Posted 8/17/2016 in Local Columns

A bit of advice for people in a total tizzy over the presidential election: Get a soda and some popcorn, turn off CNN and Fox for an hour or two and watch the 2015 movie, "Our Brand is Crisis."

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The age of stream of consciousness -- and insanity

Posted 8/17/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Our View: A one-horse race doesn't always produce a winner

Posted 8/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For some time now, city leaders in Columbus have been a door-to-door salesman's dream. Now it appears Lowndes County leaders are equally accommodating.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: My old man and lesser writers

Posted 8/16/2016 in Local Columns

I'm scheduled this month to show up at a writer's fair in Mississippi's Jackson, a town where I've only ever distinguished myself by not being hired by the local newspaper, being evicted from an apartment for parking a rotten sailboat in the side yard and working briefly for United Press International after that news organization stopped issuing regular paychecks.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The real existential threats of 2016

Posted 8/16/2016 in National Columns

On Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion.

 

Possumhaw: Down comes rain; up goes grass

Posted 8/15/2016 in Local Columns

A couple of years back Sam signed up to cut the grass at the church.

 

Froma Harrop: Obamacare under President Hillary Clinton

Posted 8/15/2016 in National Columns

We may be getting ahead of ourselves assuming that Hillary Clinton will be next president, but let's proceed on that (comforting) notion.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Racism pervades our institutions, yet all are 'innocent'

Posted 8/13/2016 in National Columns

We will get to Baltimore in a moment. First, let's talk about innocence.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Yes, the system is rigged

Posted 8/13/2016 in National Columns

"I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged," Donald Trump told voters in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve.

 

Kathleen Parker: John Oliver has given us the best defense of newspapers ever

Posted 8/13/2016 in National Columns

Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It's August. I'm Trumped out. So today's the day.

 

Partial to Home: Extracting sweetness

Posted 8/13/2016 in Local Columns

Since company was coming at 7:30, bright and early, we needed to get up and get moving. There was the old cypress table Melvin Brewer made for us to move to the garage, the extractor to set up and the five-gallon pails to rinse out.

 

Voice of the people 8/14/16

Takes issue with editorial Friday's "Other Editors" from the New York Times, was definitely written from that liberal paper's viewpoint.

 

Roses and thorns 8/14/16

Posted 8/13/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Mississippi State athletes Brandon McBride and Marta Freitas for their efforts last week in the Summer Olympics of Rio de Janeiro.

 

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