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Patrick Buchanan: Is the GOP risking suicide?

Posted 4/20/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes.

 

 

Our View: School board choice is of critical importance

Posted 4/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Perhaps as early as tonight, the Columbus City Council will select a new member of the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Epps case remains in 'Let's Make A Deal' phase

Posted 4/19/2016 in Local Columns

In May 2010, Chris Epps was at the pinnacle.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Winners or whiners?

Posted 4/19/2016 in National Columns

If there is one pattern that is emerging from this year's political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality -- in both parties.

 

Slimantics: Victims on a Sunday afternoon

Posted 4/19/2016 in Local Columns

When Tess and I bought a house near downtown Columbus, I can't say we weren't warned.

Possumhaw: Computer woes

Posted 4/18/2016 in Local Columns

The email was sent. It read, "I'm upgrading my computer to Windows 10. If you don't hear from me, you'll know I was unsuccessful."

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Back-to-back public relations blunders

Posted 4/18/2016 in National Columns

Our new Republican leaders are so desperate for new jobs, they'll fork over billions in taxpayers' money to bribe big foreign companies to come to Mississippi.

 

Ask Rufus: Of turkeys and history

Posted 4/17/2016 in Local Columns

We are now in the midst of turkey hunting season.

Partial to Home: A eulogy for Bob

Posted 4/16/2016 in Local Columns

Last weekend I attended the funeral of a dear friend who died after an almost two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Though not a religious man, Bob's funeral was held in a Catholic church in a scruffy section of Syracuse.

Roses and thorns: 4/16/16

Posted 4/16/2016 in Local Columns

A rose to the city of Columbus and its police department for continued efforts to make sure body cameras worn by officers are used in a way that protects both the officers and citizens alike.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: America's imperial overstretch

Posted 4/16/2016 in National Columns

This week, SU-24 fighter-bombers buzzed a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic Sea. The Russian planes carried no missiles or bombs. Message: What are you Americans doing here?

 

Jamie Stiehm: New book offers fresh perspectives on Lincolns, Abe and Mary Todd

Posted 4/16/2016 in National Columns

It's high Lincoln season, bittersweet as it can be in remembrance of the slain Civil War president. Into the spring mix, noted author and journalist Sidney Blumenthal brings a breathtaking new view of Abraham Lincoln in his forthcoming book, "A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln." (Yes, that Sidney Blumenthal of email fame and furor, a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton and earlier, to President Bill Clinton.)

 

 

Thomas Sowell: The 'voice of the people' fallacy

Posted 4/16/2016 in National Columns

We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 delegates required to become the Republican nominee, and that nomination goes instead to someone else, then the convention will have ignored "the voice of the people."

 

 

Our View: Teachers: the ultimate multi-taskers

Posted 4/15/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Wednesday, the Starkville School District invited a group of community leaders to become "Educators for the Day" on its campuses.

 

Lynn Spruill: Our library, a community cornerstone

Posted 4/15/2016 in Local Columns

There must be a national recognition week or month for every group known to civilized man. This week is no different for it is National Library Week.

 

Leonard Pitts: War's moral dilemmas

Posted 4/15/2016 in National Columns

It was 15 minutes after midnight when the bombs began to fall.

 

 

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