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Froma Harrop: $400,000 for a speech?

Posted 5/2/2017 in National Columns

Reports that Barack Obama will receive $400,000 for a speech at a Wall Street health conference have produced some violent finger-wagging by populists on the left.

 

 

Possumhaw: The black-bellied whistling duck

Posted 5/1/2017 in National Columns

One morning Sam stepped out on the front porch with his .22 in arm; a shot rang out, a coyote skipped across the field, while two kittens sat sphinxlike on the porch steps watching.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Robots: The future is here

Posted 5/1/2017 in National Columns

Never mind the wall that President Trump said Mexico must pay for but then Congress must pay for; either that or much of the working class loses its health coverage. Oh, he's dropped that? Well, it made for a lively 24 hours.

 

Ask Rufus: Natural Beauty

Posted 4/29/2017 in Local Columns

So often when we think of the grand beauty of nature, we think of impressive sights such as Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon.

Slim Smith: KiOR: The Stonehenge of industrial development

Posted 4/29/2017 in Local Columns

On Saturday afternoon, on a whim, I drove out to the Island to see what remained of the former KiOR plant.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.

 

 

Voice of the people: Diane Ford and Trudy Gildea

 

Leonard Pitts: Ann Coulter was right

Posted 4/29/2017 in National Columns

Look, I'm the guy who once called her a "viperous harridan," OK?

Patrick J. Buchanan: The rise of the generals

Posted 4/29/2017 in National Columns

Has President Donald Trump outsourced foreign policy to the generals?

 

Our View: Here's one way to fight our shared drug problem

Posted 4/28/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

You may have a drug problem without even realizing it. In fact, you may have a drug problem even if you don't have any drugs at all.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: An 'old gray-headed nark' speaks his mind

Posted 4/28/2017 in Local Columns

Marshall Fisher, the new head of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, is about as true blue a law enforcement professional as you will ever find.

 

Slimantics: Pro-life and pro-choice not always mutually exclusive

Posted 4/27/2017 in Local Columns

Americans fall generally into two categories when it comes to the issue of abortion.

 

Connie Schultz: For hope, stick with millennials

Posted 4/27/2017 in National Columns

On college campuses across America, spring semester is coming to an end. This can be an emotional time, I've discovered, for those of us who relish the company of these millennials.

 

 

Our View: Learning for the great unknown

Posted 4/26/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

In some respects, today's students are embarking on a journey to an unknown destination.

 

 

Voice of the people: Sidney Runnels

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

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