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Patrick Buchanan: Does Iran really want a bomb?

Posted 3/10/2015 in National Columns

America, we have a problem.

 

Possumhaw: How birds keep their feet from freezing

Posted 3/9/2015 in Local Columns

For the second time in a week the ground was covered with snow and ice. The first storm left mounds of snow covering outbuildings, vehicles and piling right up to the lake water's edge. The pristine snow made the white ducks look dingy.

 

Voice of the people: Buddy Nabors

Every year when I go to the courthouse to purchase my car tag, I get upset. Why? I am a veteran of the Vietnam era, and I pay the extra $30 to proudly display my veteran tag. Why should I have to pay an extra $30? Haven't I and my brothers and sisters who have served already paid that price!

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Civil Rights Movement changed only the legal landscape

Posted 3/9/2015 in National Columns

 

Ask Rufus: Unsung heroes

Posted 3/7/2015 in Local Columns

People often ask me not some question about history but where do the ideas for my columns come from.

 

Voice of the people: America should not send ground troops to Iraq again

Americans are again hearing debate on TV and in the print media -- including Time magazine -- about whether the U.S. should send ground troops to Iraq to fight ISIS. I do not think America should go in again.

 

Birney Imes: Ed Phillips, requiescat in pace

Posted 3/7/2015 in Local Columns

Ed Phillips looked like a man you might have seen sauntering down the gangplank of a Mississippi riverboat at the foot of Canal Street sometime in the mid-1800s. Barrel chested, uncommonly handsome and with a voice that rumbled like distant thunder, Ed would have been a more-than-adequate stand-in for Clark Gable in that actor's most memorable role. Ed died Saturday a week ago. He was 80.

A letter home: A Christian response to the Paris terrorist attacks

Posted 3/7/2015 in Local Columns

When the two terrorist killings happened in France, we were all glued to our TVs. First was the attack Wednesday morning Jan. 7 at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine where eight journalists, two policemen and two other people were shot and killed. The next morning a policewoman was killed by a second terrorist south of Paris.

 

Our View: Does Selma still matter? Non-voters say no

Posted 3/6/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the first Selma to Montgomery march, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small town located on the banks of the Alabama River to mark one of the most powerful moments of the Civil Rights movement.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Darren Wilson: Free at last!

Posted 3/6/2015 in National Columns

Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Injustice is resilient, but so are defenders of freedom

Posted 3/6/2015 in National Columns

First, they sang "God Will Take Care of You."

 

 

Our View: Time to set the Legislature straight on open meetings

Posted 3/5/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Here is the logic of the Mississippi legislature: Tuesday, the House Public Health Committee admitted that county-owned hospitals should be held to the same open meeting laws that govern other taxpayer-funded entities. "This is wrong!" the committee said.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lori LeVar Pierce

 

 

Voice of the people: Elaine Hegwood

 

 

Local voices: Remembering Ed Phillips

Posted 3/5/2015 in Local Columns

I learned of Ed's passing while onboard a small yacht in Keppel Marina in Singapore in a brief email from my dear friend Capt. Sid Caradine, obviously sent well after Sid's normal early-to-bed-and-early-to-rise routine.

 

Slimantics: Memo to the Mayor: You break it, you own it

Posted 3/4/2015 in Local Columns

Tuesday evening, the Columbus City Council appointed two members to the Columbus Municipal School District - Stephen Jones and Currie Fisher.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Attitudes about work are inconsistent, at best

Posted 3/4/2015 in Local Columns

Imagine being a farmer. Imagine plowing, sowing and, when the time is right, harvesting your best crop ever.

 

Slimantics: Mullen raises the bar of expectations

Posted 3/3/2015 in Local Columns

Dan Mullen breezed into the Starkville Country Club 15 minutes late for his speaking engagement at the Starkville Rotary Club.

 

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