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Charlie Mitchell: McCain: America's example remains crucial to world

Posted 10/23/2017 in Local Columns

Rah-rah speeches by politicians rarely make good fodder for opinion columns. Journalists hear these talks often, become jaded by just another guy using grandiose language.



Patrick Buchanan: Is liberalism a dying faith?

Posted 10/22/2017 in National Columns

Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic -- and the model for mankind's future.


Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump, the poster boy for white privilege

Posted 10/21/2017 in National Columns

Perhaps you remember Barack Obama's so-called "patriotism problem." It was that some people said he didn't have any. The claim was based on the flimsiest of evidence: his failure to wear an American flag pin on his lapel and a picture, widely circulated online, that purported to show him with hands clasped instead of over his heart, refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Partial to Home: Keep them doggies rollin' ...

Posted 10/21/2017 in Local Columns

Earlier this year Doug Wheeler, 76, broke his ankle while water skiing. During his seven-week convalescence, his wife, Pat, chauffeured him on his daily rounds.


Bill Crawford: True conservative leaders know how to get things done

Posted 10/21/2017 in National Columns

Lots of political yammer about who's a real conservative and who's not. So, how do you tell?



Our View: From failing schools come failing communities

Posted 10/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Ever year at this time, the Mississippi Department of Education releases its "report cards" for schools and school districts throughout the state.



Wyatt Emmerich: Towards safer streets

Posted 10/20/2017 in Local Columns

As fall approaches, the days get shorter with increasing rapidity.



Our View: A weekend chock full of options

Posted 10/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Aprils and Octobers are distant relatives (calendar-wise, at least), but share common traits.



Bill Crawford: Is Amazon becoming the new local job killer?

Posted 10/19/2017 in Local Columns

Rural communities just thought Walmart was the great job killer. Now comes Amazon.



Connie Schultz: 'He didn't even remember his name'

Posted 10/19/2017 in National Columns

His name was La David T. Johnson.


Slimantics: The tragic sadness of 'Me, too'

Posted 10/18/2017 in Local Columns

I have never been an accomplice to a crime. Put another way, I have never been a victim of sexual assault/sexual abuse/sexual harassment. Those who have know precisely what I mean.


Leonard Pitts: Making people uncomfortable is the point

Posted 10/18/2017 in National Columns

It "makes some people uncomfortable." That was the explanation Kenny Holloway, a school board official in Biloxi, Mississippi, gave the Sun Herald newspaper last week, for the board's decision to remove from its eighth-grade curriculum a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."


Slimantics: Sometimes, even kids should be 'uncomfortable'

Posted 10/17/2017 in Local Columns

Last week, the Biloxi School District removed Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its eighth-grade language arts curriculum after complaints from some of the students' parents.


Voice of the people: Berry Hinds



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