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Bernard Goldberg: Trump and the psychiatrists out to get him

Posted 1/30/2018 in National Columns

It's been a while now since the president's doctor said that while Donald Trump could stand to lose a few pounds, he's in "excellent" health.

 

Possumhaw: How to be safe and warm

Posted 1/29/2018 in Local Columns

It was a cold evening last week when I headed upstairs. The kittens were bedded and all the outside animals, plants, and structures were adequately heated. That's when I smelled something like wires burning.

 

Charlie Mitchell: When schools become big business

Posted 1/29/2018 in Local Columns

Lobbyists have been around as long as there have been lawmaking bodies. Once they were seeking favorable rules and regulations for the private economy. Today, more and more, lobbyists are seeking customers.

 

Partial to Home: Celebrating the obscure

Posted 1/27/2018 in Local Columns

On a recent, brilliantly cold morning while navigating a kayak down the Buttahatchee somewhere between Lawrence Bridge Road near Caledonia and Highway 45, I thought about the late Robert McG. Thomas Jr., the celebrated writer of obituaries for the New York Times.

 

Other editors: Clear targets only way for schools to succeed

Posted 1/27/2018 in National Columns

The moving target teachers and school administrators in Mississippi are expected to hit each year with state-calculated grades might end up shifting again midyear after an apparent issue raised from federal education leaders.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: What if Donald Trump were smart?

Posted 1/27/2018 in National Columns

It is likely not a question you've given a lot of thought. After all, the urgency of our ongoing disaster leaves little time for speculation. One is too busy tallying up the damage that's happening to worry about the damage that could.

 

 

Steve Chapman: The Trump economy is no great success

Posted 1/27/2018 in National Columns

Amid all the uncertainty about Donald Trump's presidency, his admirers are sure of one thing: The economy is booming, and it's because of him. We are riding a mighty wave of prosperity driven by his tax cuts, deregulation and business savvy.

 

Ask Rufus: The city argued while the town burned

Posted 1/27/2018 in Local Columns

On Tuesday afternoon, March 18, 1919, Columbus burned.

 

Our View: MSU women on a record-breaking romp

Posted 1/26/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

If you are writing down all the records the Mississippi State women's basketball team has broken over the past couple of seasons, you would be wise to record them in pencil. Every time you look up, it seems, the Bulldogs are rewriting school history.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: In a Trump hunt, beware the perjury trap

Posted 1/26/2018 in National Columns

Asked if he would agree to be interviewed by Robert Mueller's team, President Donald Trump told the White House press corps, "I would love to do it ... as soon as possible. ... under oath, absolutely."

 

 

Our View: City shows its best in search for missing man

Posted 1/25/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Chris Reed is home and safe after what must have been a terrifying ordeal for his family and friends.

 

 

Froma Harrop: A shutdown not to remember

Posted 1/25/2018 in National Columns

By Groundhog Day, the government shutdown will have been largely forgotten. That's a guarantee.

 

 

Salena Zito: Groundhog Day in America

Posted 1/24/2018 in National Columns

"There is no limit to what we can achieve when we set free the dreams of our incredible people," President Trump said to a crowd of supporters standing on the decidedly cold cement floor of an equipment company in suburban Pittsburgh.

 

 

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