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Voice of the people: Mississippi flag needs to be retired to museum

With our state flag rightfully being on the hit list of Confederate symbols that need to be put into museums, I look to my black friends and my 58-plus years as a proud Mississippian.

 

Birney Imes: We're lost, but we're making good time

Posted 7/11/2015 in Local Columns

We've been fighting fleas in the house for over a week now. The Yogi Berra quote above pretty much describes our progress so far. I think we've tried every eradication method short of calling an exterminator. That's going to happen Monday, I am told. Say hallelujah.

 

Kathleen Parker: A new day in S.C. as the Confederate battle flag comes down

Posted 7/11/2015 in National Columns

The past may not be past, as William Faulkner put it. But it sure seems to be leaving. As I watched the broadcast of the Confederate battle flag being brought down from its post on the South Carolina statehouse grounds Friday morning, my thoughts went to Gen. Robert E. Lee, who surely would have raised a toast to this new day. Yes, you read correctly.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: A coming era of civil disobedience?

Posted 7/11/2015 in National Columns

The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go.

 

Slimantics: Another brick in the wall

Posted 7/10/2015 in Local Columns

Of late, all of the talk about Mississippi's list of "official" things has focused on the state's flag, which features a burning cross in its canton. Or maybe it's a Confederate flag. I forget which. It's one of those wholesome visuals, though.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Lynn Spruill: Political signs: the medium and its message

Posted 7/10/2015 in Local Columns

The Canadian futurist Marshall McLuhan was famous for the phrase, "the medium is the message." Nowhere is this more true when it comes to political signs in local races.

 

Our View: The wars of summer

Posted 7/9/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It's summer in Mississippi and, of course, this means war.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Trump proves GOP proclamations of mortal affront untrue

Posted 7/9/2015 in National Columns

In 2006, then-Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce advocated the return of a 1954 program for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. It was called "Operation Wetback."

 

 

Voice of the people: Bonnie Carew

 

 

Our View: Of beeswax and plastic birds

Posted 7/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Two famous men died recently: Don Featherstone and Burt Shavitz.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The age of the professional showoff

Posted 7/8/2015 in National Columns

"So, Mom," he says. "Did you tweet that you were going on 'Meet the Press'?" No. "Did you tweet that you were going on 'Hardball'?" No.

 

Slimantics: Does 'History' show us the need for Common Core?

Posted 7/7/2015 in Local Columns

It was once little more than an afterthought and what opinions there were of it were generally favorable. Now, it has become a pariah, an object of disgust and scorn.

 

Voice of the people: Berry Hinds

 

 

Voice of the people: J.W. Sprayberry

 

 

Froma Harrop: Meditate for success

Posted 7/7/2015 in National Columns

We ambitious strivers seeking guidance from fitness pros, decluttering experts and TED talks often find the day divided in two unequal parts. Three-quarters goes to overworking.

 

Kayaking the Buttahatchee

Posted 7/6/2015 in Local Columns

The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2b

 

Top sheriff's career began, ended with motorcycles

Posted 7/6/2015 in Local Columns

It has been a year since one of Mississippi's longest-serving sheriffs died, but people in Warren County remember. Everybody has a Paul Barrett story. Most are about how he stepped up when they needed it most.

 

 

Voice of the people: Pastors call for change of state flag

 

 

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