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Our View: Aldermen put petty politics over prudence

Posted 6/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday was an embarrassing day for the Starkville Board of Aldermen and, by extension, the city itself.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: College sports may be state's major growth industry

Posted 6/8/2016 in Local Columns

Ole Miss and Mississippi State -- this state's two members of the Southeastern Conference -- may be financial midgets when compared to most other SEC schools, but the size and scope of their athletics operations is staggering.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Franz von Papen was wrong, and so is Paul Ryan

Posted 6/8/2016 in National Columns

In 1933, Franz von Papen was hungry for revenge.

 

 

Our View: Let's put teens to work this summer

Posted 6/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is unfortunate that for many teens, the only thing they'll be working on this summer is their tans or curveballs or video game skills. Statistically, about 40 percent of America's teens work during the summer break.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: History is not obliged to make you feel good

Posted 6/7/2016 in National Columns

Dear Snoop Dogg: You could have been honest about it. If you had, I'd still think you wrong as two left shoes, but at least I could give you points for guts.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The Donald & the La Raza judge

Posted 6/7/2016 in National Columns

Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge?

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Rent to own or get a loan

Posted 6/6/2016 in Local Columns

President and Mrs. Obama reportedly are about to join a club in which I'm glad to no longer hold membership: They are about to become renters.

 

 

Voice of the people: Dennis Haines

 

 

Froma Harrop: Suckers for Trump need to believe

Posted 6/6/2016 in National Columns

Here is how Donald Trump suckers the little people. What follows is a telling of his methods, not commentary on his lack of scruples.

 

Parker: The GOP surrenders to the dark side

Posted 6/4/2016 in National Columns

With the surrender of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) to the Trump crusade, it is fair to wonder what the Republican Party stands for.

 

Buchanan: Will there always be an England?

Posted 6/4/2016 in National Columns

In his op-ed in The Washington Post, Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, made the case for British withdrawal from the European Union -- in terms Americans can understand.

 

 

Johnson: Why some people live like they do

Posted 6/4/2016 in National Columns

I like to go back to Metro Atlanta often enough to remember why I left. Atlanta, of course, is now one hellishly dense suburb that stretches from Chattanooga to Columbus with a tightly stitched tapestry of chain crap and traffic snarls in between. I creep along and remember.

 

Bardwell: Just a numbers game

Posted 6/4/2016 in Local Columns

The green heron stood on the dock with its two short twig-like yellow legs. Usually the screen door opens and he takes flight immediately.

Roses and thorns 6/5/16

Posted 6/4/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Mississippi School for Math and Science, which continues to be a shining example of what public school education can be even as its continues to drop for lack of funding.

Ask Rufus: 197 years of hotel history

Posted 6/4/2016 in Local Columns

Last year's announced plans for a Columbus children's museum in the old Elks Club Building and the city's demolition of the Gilmer Inn focuses attention on one of Columbus' most historic city blocks.

Local voices: MSMS: An opportunity for excellence challenged by budget cuts

Posted 6/3/2016 in Local Columns

"MSMS is a high school. But it is probably very different than the high school you attend right now." Themsms.org As an alumna of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, I can wholeheartedly attest to this.

 

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