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Patrick Buchanan: Is Putin the provocateur in the Kerch crisis?

Posted 12/1/2018 in National Columns

On departure for the G-20 gathering in Buenos Aires, President Donald Trump canceled his planned weekend meeting with Vladimir Putin, citing as his reason the Russian military's seizure and holding of three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors.

 

 

Marc Dion: Armed guards among the Jews

Posted 12/1/2018 in National Columns

Tonight, a month or so after the shootings at a synagogue in Pennsylvania (remember those? I didn't think so.), I went to an "interfaith memorial service" at a synagogue about five minutes from my house in a midsized Massachusetts city.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'There is no such thing as a child prostitute

Posted 12/1/2018 in National Columns

No one even knows how many girls there were.

 

Ask Rufus: The Face in a Photograph

Posted 12/1/2018 in Local Columns

It is a rare and very poignant image. A lady photographed as a slave in Columbus circa 1860.

 

Our View: New life for a struggling airport

Posted 11/30/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Pending approval by the Columbus City Council and the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, the Columbus-Lowndes Airport will be "under new management," as the saying goes.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bobby Perry

 

 

Brandon Presley: Rural Mississippians deserve internet service

Posted 11/30/2018 in Local Columns

Ask any elected official in Mississippi if people living in rural areas deserve the same quality of life as people living in cities and you will probably get a quick "yes" but, that isn't what current state policy says.

 

 

Brett Kittredge: Real debate is lacking on college campuses

Posted 11/30/2018 in Local Columns

Colleges and universities are supposed to be places where curiosity is developed and intellectual debate in encouraged. But with each passing day, it appears that the debate part of the equation is limited in favor of indoctrination, or at a minimum, silence.

 

 

Our View: Hydroelectric studies at area dams generate interest

Posted 11/29/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Since its completion in 1984, efforts to maximize the benefits of the Tenn-Tom Waterway have focused heavily on increasing commercial traffic and, of course, recreational opportunities.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

 

 

Larry Elder: On immigration, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry discover their inner Trump

Posted 11/29/2018 in National Columns

If President Donald Trump were paid a dime every time critics call his anti-illegal immigration policy "racist," he'd double his net worth.

 

 

Our View: Chancery judges are quite possibly the most important positions decided yesterday

Posted 11/28/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, roughly 880,000 Mississippians went to the polls to determine who will represent the state in the U.S. Senate, a great turnout for a runoff election.

 

 

Froma Harrop: He who primaries can be primaried

Posted 11/28/2018 in National Columns

Republicans and Democrats both battle over party doctrine and control. The difference with the Democrats is that their discontents often don't stop fighting after the results are in.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The day we used tear gas against children

Posted 11/28/2018 in National Columns

The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place.

 

 

Our View: One more time

Posted 11/27/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, and for the fourth time this year, Mississippians are headed to the polls.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Trump v. Acosta: It's about the fame not the journalism

Posted 11/27/2018 in Local Columns

Tension between the press and public officials is a good thing. The greater worry for this public is if reporters and politicians are too buddy-buddy.

 

 

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