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Steve Chapman: Our consistent inconsistency

Posted 1/8/2018 in National Columns

As protesters march in Iran, the U.S. government has emerged as a brave champion of human rights. "The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years," noted Donald Trump on Twitter. Mike Pence saluted them for "rising up to demand freedom and opportunity" and endorsed their "unalienable right to chart their own future."



Bill Crawford: Local governments face risks from online sales

Posted 1/6/2018 in National Columns

Stagnant tax policies and anti-tax fervor coupled with the Legislature's inattention to changing business patterns will play havoc with local government financing over the coming years.


Partial to Home: A changing of the guard

Posted 1/6/2018 in Local Columns

In January 1996, when I took this job, I had little idea about the inner workings of a newspaper. As a kid, I had grown up running up and down the halls of this place, and I'd had a few summer jobs here.


Scott Colom: Reflections after two years on the job

Posted 1/6/2018 in Local Columns

This Christmas marked the mid-point of my term as district attorney. That reality caused me to ponder what I've learned in my two years on the job.


Patrick J. Buchanan: Fire bell in the night for the Ayatollah

Posted 1/6/2018 in National Columns

As tens of thousands marched in the streets of Tehran on Wednesday in support of the regime, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps assured Iranians the "sedition" had been defeated.


Leonard Pitts: 2017, the year the last norms fell

Posted 1/6/2018 in National Columns

It really wasn't all that bad. That, at least, was the consensus response from a dozen historians to whom Politico posed a question in the waning hours of the old year: "Was 2017 the Craziest Year in U.S. Political History?"


Slimantics: A flu season like no other

Posted 1/5/2018 in Local Columns

This year's flu season has been a bad one. Mississippi is one of 37 states where the flu is considered "widespread" by the Center for Disease Control and is the worst flu season in the state for at least five years, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.


Wyatt Emmerich: Cutting off our nose to spite our face

Posted 1/5/2018 in Local Columns

A New year! 2018. Mississippi is not off to a good start. The Census Department is reporting that our state has lost population three years in a row. The losses are just a few thousand, but it means for the first time in 50 years, Mississippi has stopped growing.



Other Editors: College football's national championship

Posted 1/5/2018 in National Columns

Nobody can doubt the power of the Southeastern Conference in football now.



Our View: Shelton's appointment heralds new day for CPD

Posted 1/3/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Count us among those who breathed a sigh of relief with the city council's choice of Fred Shelton as police chief Tuesday evening.



Voice of the People: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.



Patrick J. Buchanan: The Times rides to Mueller's rescue

Posted 1/3/2018 in National Columns

What caused the FBI to open a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in July 2016, which evolved into the criminal investigation that is said today to imperil the Trump presidency?


Possumhaw: Wild and wonder-filled

Posted 1/2/2018 in Local Columns

Sam rose early and went downstairs to start the coffeemaker. It has a timer to start itself, but being retired you never know what time you may rise.


Charlie Mitchell: Starting the new year with a list (of grievances)

Posted 1/2/2018 in Local Columns

Jolly Rancher-flavored Pop Tarts. The very thought is disgusting. Kind of like crushed peppermint on scrambled eggs.



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