"What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world?"
Is America still a serious nation?
Last week the temperatures dropped, the sedum in the front yard turned blush pink, SEC teams took the field, an owl hooted, and it was safe to go on the porch again. Fall is always worth the wait.
This week is Banned Books Week, a week the American Library Association (ALA) sets aside each year to call attention to what, in the minds of literate people, is the one of the most frustrating, wrong-headed, counter-productive practices in civilized society.
The presidential election has, by all accounts, been an unpleasant experience regardless political affiliation.
Whoa, Nellie! This one-horse town is as jumpy and jittery as I've ever seen it.
Imagine for a moment, if you were among a group of people participating in a peaceful march or protest and you were approached by a cop and told that you, alone, were not permitted to take part.
A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: "Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control -- and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind."
For more than two years now, Columbus officials have been fighting to overturn two rulings involving cases where the mayor and city council were found to have violated the state's open meeting laws by conducting the public's business privately.
My heart went out to Donald Trump Monday night when it appeared that he was under the weather.
It is the time of year in Mississippi where, at some unsuspected turn in the road, the landscape turns a bright white.
1. Voice of the people: Denise Carolyn Walker LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
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