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Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.



Bernard Goldberg: When parody becomes reality, you know there's a problem

Posted 8/30/2017 in National Columns

I recently wrote about the controversy over removing Confederate era statues from public places, and in my column I acknowledged the concerns of those who don't want to honor or celebrate men who fought, at least in part, to preserve slavery.


Slimantics: Maybe it's time for a state flag tax

Posted 8/29/2017 in Local Columns

It's been more than two years since Dylann Roof murdered nine church-goers in Charleston, South Carolina, an act of domestic terrorism that immediately focused attention on the Confederate symbols Roof closely identified with.


Froma Harrop: Michael Moore and the Democrats' burden

Posted 8/29/2017 in National Columns

Michael Moore's one-man show on Broadway is at times hilarious, at times tedious.


Possumhaw: A dark and scary night

Posted 8/28/2017 in Local Columns

Last week I stood outside the Lowndes County Courthouse with about 100 people waiting for the cosmic phenomenon, the solar eclipse.


Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Charlie Mitchell: 'Keep the flag' sentiment rests on shaky foundations

Posted 8/28/2017 in Local Columns

People opposed to changing Mississippi's flag are standing on at least five false premises.


Partial to Home: Dangerous words

Posted 8/26/2017 in Local Columns

In May 2014, James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, visited Columbus. Fallows and his wife, Deborah, also a correspondent for The Atlantic, were touring the country in their single-engine airplane.


Bill Crawford: When the generals are in charge

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Seven Days in May, written by Fletcher Knebel and Charles Bailey and published in 1962, portrays a tense, nearly successful coup of American government by a cadre of senior generals. A quote on the cover of the paperback attributed to the Army Times said, "They say it can't happen here, but if it does, it probably will be pretty much as Knebel and Bailey say."



Patrick Buchanan: What still unites us?

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Decades ago, a debate over what kind of nation America is roiled the conservative movement. Neocons claimed America was an "ideological nation" a "creedal nation," dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal."



Steve Chapman: Why Trump's wall is not going to happen

Posted 8/26/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump has served one-seventh of his constitutionally allotted term of office, and given his talent for self-destruction, there is no guarantee he will get to serve the remaining six-sevenths. But whether he does or not, one thing is a safe bet: When he leaves the White House, there will not be a wall running the length of our southern border.


Ask Rufus: The blues

Posted 8/26/2017 in Local Columns

I grew up claiming the Black Prairie as home. Named after its rich black or charcoal colored soil the Black Prairie stretches in a crescent shape from northeast Mississippi to south west Alabama.


Our View: Police chief's action plan is a public record

Posted 8/25/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Three weeks ago, the city of Columbus released the report conducted by police department consultant K.B. Turner.



Charlie Mitchell: Senate election may double as flag referendum

Posted 8/25/2017 in Local Columns

Next year's U.S. Senate election in Mississippi may double as a referendum on the state flag.



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