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Patrick Buchanan: The forever war?

Posted 6/7/2017 in National Columns

On May 22, Salman Abedi, 22, waiting at the entrance of the Arianna Grande pop concert in Manchester, blew himself up, killing almost two dozen people, among them parents waiting to pick up their children.

 

 

Our View: Never-say-die Dogs defy odds

Posted 6/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In sports, few things are impossible.

 

 

Voice of the people: Ben C. Toledano

 

 

Voice of the people: John Fields

 

 

Voice of the people: Ruby Bell

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump's lousy numbers

Posted 6/6/2017 in National Columns

Thing about Donald Trump is he doesn't have the numbers.

 

 

Voice of the people: Ray and Betty Crane

 

 

Voice of the people: Mrs. Leonard Ross

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Wingate: Epps no small-time offender

Posted 6/5/2017 in Local Columns

There's no way to know what former Mississippi Commissioner of Corrections Christopher Epps expected when he walked into court -- at last -- to hear his sentence, but the nearly 20-year term imposed by U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate must have come as a surprise.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Can Americans be happy again?

Posted 6/5/2017 in National Columns

America is not a very happy place, and it is getting less so.

 

Ask Rufus: Horace King and the 1842 Tombigbee bridge

Posted 6/3/2017 in Local Columns

I had not decided what to write about this week until I came across an article in a May 10, 1842, Columbus newspaper announcing that construction was about to start on a bridge across the Tombigbee River at Columbus.

Possumhaw: Backyard menagerie

Posted 6/3/2017 in Local Columns

"It's an amazing thing to watch a lizard fold a moth into its mouth, like a sword swallower who specializes in umbrellas. " Elizabeth McCracken, American author

 

Other editors: SPLC lawsuit against the state ill-founded

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

There's no doubt, as a lawsuit filed against the state of Mississippi alleges, that public education creates unequal opportunities and unequal outcomes.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Afghanistan a lost cause?

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

"We are there and we are committed" was the regular retort of Secretary of State Dean Rusk during the war in Vietnam.

 

Steve Chapman: Trump forgets the past and blights the future

Posted 6/3/2017 in National Columns

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy -- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"

 

Our View: Are we going backward on race?

Posted 6/2/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesdays are known as hump days, halfway toward the end of the work week or, stated more optimistically, halfway to the weekend.

 

 

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