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Leonard Pitts: 'If reality is altered, what can we believe in?'

Posted 5/9/2018 in National Columns

"If Reality Is Altered, What Can We Believe In?" In 1994, that was the headline of the first column I ever wrote about the manipulation of images and words -- digital lies that made it difficult to know what was really real.

 

 

Our View: A chance to remember one of Columbus' most significant events

Posted 5/8/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Over its almost 200-year history, the city of Columbus has had many days to celebrate.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Don't trash the nuclear deal!

Posted 5/8/2018 in National Columns

This next week may determine whether President Trump extricates us from that cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East, as he promised, or plunges us even deeper into these forever wars.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Time to put space between trump stimuli and our responses

Posted 5/8/2018 in National Columns

For Donald Trump's critics, it's tempting to jump on every juicy reveal regarding the president's sex romps.

 

Possumhaw: What about these squirrels?

Posted 5/7/2018 in Local Columns

The birds we love empty the feeders about every half hour, with a little help from the squirrels. Once we had no squirrels, but lately there's been a buildup.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Picture improving for state's retirement fund

Posted 5/7/2018 in Local Columns

Remember the serious discussion of state pension funds during this year's legislative session?

 

Ask Rufus: Eight O'May

Posted 5/5/2018 in Local Columns

In the Columbus area, the "Eight O'May" has long been called "Emancipation Day." It is the day which tradition says the slaves in the Columbus area learned they were free.

Partial to Home: Growing Aunt Zada's white eggplant

Posted 5/5/2018 in Local Columns

In a world trending toward one-click-and-it's-on-the-way commerce, it's reaffirming to run up on someone who grows and sells watermelon plants from seeds found in a deceased uncle's freezer 20 years ago. Or white eggplant from seeds stashed in a baby food jar in the house of a grandmother named Zada.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Genetic testing could save millions and improve care

Posted 5/5/2018 in National Columns

Mississippi Spends about $350 million dollars a year on prescription drugs through its Medicaid program. Unfortunately, a huge percentage of that money is wasted because the drugs don't work.

 

 

Steve Chapman: The Iranian deal is still a good bargain

Posted 5/5/2018 in National Columns

The case against the nuclear deal with Iran is reminiscent of what Woody Allen once said: "Life is full of misery, loneliness and suffering -- and it's all over much too soon." The agreement, critics insist, is terrible and doesn't last long enough.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Do we really need to 'understand' Trump supporters?

Posted 5/5/2018 in National Columns

This is for Rose. She is a nice lady who wrote me a nice email in which she spoke about the need to try to understand Donald Trump's supporters. As Rose put it, "We need to not close ourselves off to how the other side thinks."

 

 

Other editors: The NFL should listen to its aggrieved cheerleaders

Posted 5/5/2018 in National Columns

Two former National Football League cheerleaders who have filed discrimination complaints against the league have offered to settle their claims.

 

 

Our View: Come out for a weekend of Market Street

Posted 5/4/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

The first Saturday in May is always the busiest day of the year in downtown Columbus. That will be no exception this year, as the 23rd annual Market Street Festival brings hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors to our downtown.

 

 

Other Editors: Confederate Memorial Day is not the right way for Mississippi to honor war heroes

Posted 5/4/2018 in National Columns

 

 

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