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Charlie Mitchell: When others talk policy, Rep. Holland talks people

Posted 5/5/2017 in Local Columns

Years ago, Mississippi Public Broadcasting decided to air a live "town hall" on a topic.

 

Slimantics: The commencement speech: An idea whose time is past?

Posted 5/4/2017 in Local Columns

The word of the day is "commencement," a timely choice since in the coming weeks, graduates of our high schools and colleges will become acquainted with all the things this word entails.

 

Connie Schultz: His name was Jordan Edwards

Posted 5/4/2017 in National Columns

Another black boy was killed by police, this time in Texas. His name was Jordan Edwards.

 

 

Our View: We can do better. In fact, we must.

Posted 5/3/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, municipal elections were held in the Golden Triangle, not that most folks seem to care.

 

 

Salena Zito: Trump: 'You make a mistake here, there is nothing to work out'

Posted 5/3/2017 in National Columns

Hours shy of his 100th day in power, President Trump strides into the Oval Office. The energy in the world's most famous room changes instantly and perceptibly as he sits down.

 

 

Our View: Today, your vote is your voice

Posted 5/2/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Rarely are residents of any community reluctant to express their opinion on local issues.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: They really, really don't like this president

Posted 5/2/2017 in National Columns

For many years now, I have been making the case that bias in the news is not the result of a conspiracy, despite what some friends on the right may think.

 

 

Froma Harrop: $400,000 for a speech?

Posted 5/2/2017 in National Columns

Reports that Barack Obama will receive $400,000 for a speech at a Wall Street health conference have produced some violent finger-wagging by populists on the left.

 

 

Possumhaw: The black-bellied whistling duck

Posted 5/1/2017 in National Columns

One morning Sam stepped out on the front porch with his .22 in arm; a shot rang out, a coyote skipped across the field, while two kittens sat sphinxlike on the porch steps watching.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Robots: The future is here

Posted 5/1/2017 in National Columns

Never mind the wall that President Trump said Mexico must pay for but then Congress must pay for; either that or much of the working class loses its health coverage. Oh, he's dropped that? Well, it made for a lively 24 hours.

 

Ask Rufus: Natural Beauty

Posted 4/29/2017 in Local Columns

So often when we think of the grand beauty of nature, we think of impressive sights such as Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon.

Slim Smith: KiOR: The Stonehenge of industrial development

Posted 4/29/2017 in Local Columns

On Saturday afternoon, on a whim, I drove out to the Island to see what remained of the former KiOR plant.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

 

 

Voice of the people: Diane Ford and Trudy Gildea

 

Leonard Pitts: Ann Coulter was right

Posted 4/29/2017 in National Columns

Look, I'm the guy who once called her a "viperous harridan," OK?

 

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