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Froma Harrop: The people saved the ethics office, not the tweets

Posted 1/5/2017 in National Columns

That went over well. In the darkness of night on a federal holiday, House Republicans voted to kill the Office of Congressional Ethics.


Home Base: Making that resolution

Posted 1/4/2017 in Local Columns

An editor for whom I worked at Mississippi State University told me this day would come.


Veronique de Rugy: Political resolutions for the New Year

Posted 1/4/2017 in National Columns

The new year is a time to make resolutions to improve your life over the next 12 months.



Charlie Mitchell: Schools and slush funds could be top topics this session

Posted 1/3/2017 in Local Columns

It will be a short session, only 90 days. Mississippi lawmakers will be back home while the azaleas are still in bloom, at least in some parts of the state.



Patrick Buchanan: Can Trump and Putin avert Cold War II?

Posted 1/3/2017 in National Columns

In retaliation for the hacking of John Podesta and the DNC, Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats and ordered closure of their country houses on Long Island and Maryland's Eastern shore.


Possumhaw: To reap what you sew

Posted 1/2/2017 in Local Columns

What if a New Year's resolution had more to do with finding your passion than restricting your diet, exercising more or spending less?


Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Steve Chapman: A stronger economy will also destroy jobs

Posted 1/2/2017 in National Columns

In South Africa, people who speak Afrikaans use the word "robot" to mean the same thing it means in English. But it is also the word for "traffic light." Why?


Ask Rufus: The Red Cross: 100 years in the Golden Triangle

Posted 12/31/2016 in Local Columns

Lost in the celebration of Mississippi"s Bicentennial is another time for celebration.

Partial to Home: Possums under the house

Posted 12/31/2016 in Local Columns

There are benefits to living near a firehouse. I hope the firemen there feel the same way. We're a block away and always good for a laugh.


Dana Milbank: Hamilton helped elect his rival to keep an 'unruly Tyrant' from the presidency

Posted 12/31/2016 in National Columns

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- I came here during the holidays to visit an old friend who's fallen on hard times.



Robert Reich: Why President Trump will continue to hold rallies

Posted 12/31/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has just finished the last of his nine post-election "thank-you tour" rallies. Why did he do them? And why is he planning further rallies after he becomes president?


Roses and thorns 1/1/17

Posted 12/31/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Columbus Light & Water, the city of Columbus and TVA, which have combined to help address one of the hidden costs that affect lower-income households.


Our View: Roll on, Dak

Posted 12/30/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As the year comes to a close, most us will likely view 2016 with ambivalence -- a mixture of good and bad, as is common with most years. We got enough of each to look forward to 2017 with guarded optimism.



Voice of the people: Benny and Janie Yarbrough



Voice of the people: Gary Holtman



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