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Froma Harrop: Get government out of marriage altogether

Posted 8/12/2015 in Local Columns

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states must recognize same-sex marriages, dissenting Chief Justice John Roberts wondered whether polygamy will be next.

Slimantics: The inalterable tide of LGBT acceptance

Posted 8/11/2015 in Local Columns

The gay marriage movement might be considered an "overnight success,'' based on how quickly it evolved from a idea even some gay people weren't sure about to the law of the land.

 

Voice of the people: Robert Butts

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Taking down The Donald

Posted 8/11/2015 in National Columns

If his Republican opponents will not take down Donald Trump, Fox News will not only show them how it is done. Fox News will do the job for them.

 

Possumhaw: An odd August

Posted 8/10/2015 in Local Columns

August is always a hot one, but this one ... days upon days of "feels like" 100 degrees. A walk through the grass is like stepping on cornflakes; the blades of grass are drawn up slim as needles.

 

Other Editors: Persistent and motivated voters can effect change

Posted 8/10/2015 in National Columns

We hope all the politicians are paying attention to what's transpiring in Jackson County.

 

 

Robert Koehler: If not now, when?

Posted 8/10/2015 in National Columns

Oh plaintive cry for justice, for change, for the world we must create, welling up from a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean. I can only pray: Let there be an authority large enough to hear it.

 

Ask Rufus: The Black Prairie blues

Posted 8/9/2015 in Local Columns

Recently, I traveled with some other members of the Black Belt Blues Foundation to the B.B. King Museum in Indianola and the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.

Birney Imes: Wildlife

Posted 8/8/2015 in Local Columns

Charlie Slayton had just come home with Chinese take-out for his wife when I got him on the phone Wednesday evening. A few days earlier, Charlie, a high school classmate, had emailed a suggestion on how to rid a house of fleas. "I was told that taking a walnut branch and dragging it through the house and yard will repel fleas," wrote Charlie. "Something about walnuts they can't stand."

 

Kathleen Parker: Carly Fiorina's stunning debut

Posted 8/8/2015 in National Columns

Not to diminish the importance of the first Republican debate, but it felt like the first in a political survivor series. The question wasn't so much who won the prime-time skirmish but who eliminated himself to make room for Carly Fiorina -- the hands-down winner of the "Happy Hour Debate," as it was dubbed, and maybe of the larger debate as well.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Fighting climate change for real

Posted 8/8/2015 in National Columns

Time to drop this "war on coal" talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama's beefed-up plan to combat global warming.

 

Susan Estrich: Could Hillary Clinton lose?

Posted 8/8/2015 in National Columns

The chattering class, fed by the drumbeat of conservatives and the criticism of look-alike Republicans, is actually acknowledging that the former Secretary of State is not made entirely of Teflon. Some of her support is soft. Some Democrats don't like her. Never have.

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

Lynn Spruill: Educated voting choices

Posted 8/7/2015 in Local Columns

Our most recent election has more than a few of us scratching our heads and musing about what in the world happened on the democratic side of the governor's race.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Obama v. Bibi -- fight to the finish

Posted 8/7/2015 in National Columns

In his desperation to sink the Iran nuclear deal, Bibi Netanyahu is taking a hellish gamble.

 

Slimantics: A foray behind enemy lines

Posted 8/6/2015 in Local Columns

Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork visited town Tuesday to talk to the Columbus Rotary Club.

 

Froma Harrop: Ethical hunters shocked by Cecil story

Posted 8/6/2015 in National Columns

That picture of Cecil the lion's corpse and the American dentist posing triumphantly over it was ghastly. Cecil had apparently been lured out of a safe haven in Zimbabwe and illegally shot.

 

 

Our View: Another school year begins

Posted 8/5/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

By the calendar, there are still seven weeks of summer remaining, but for roughly 10,000 kids in Columbus and Lowndes County, the season ended Tuesday.

 

 

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