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Voice of the people: Mayor Robert Smith

I write in response to the Jan. 21 editorial in which The Dispatch calls upon me to veto the vote of the majority of the Columbus City Council to appoint Oscar Lewis Columbus chief of police.

 

 

Partial to Home: Limited experience

Posted 1/23/2016 in National Columns

On a spring day 41 years ago, I climbed on a Honda CD750 and headed west. After a winter living in the Northeast, I was ready to embrace the wide-open spaces. The farthest west I'd been was New Mexico. I wanted to see California, swim in the Pacific.

 

Kathleen Parker: Republicans get what they deserve

Posted 1/23/2016 in National Columns

At first it seemed too weirdly awful to be true, but there she was: Sarah Palin standing next to Donald Trump on Tuesday and endorsing him for president.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is the specter of Trump haunting Davos?

Posted 1/23/2016 in National Columns

The lights are burning late in Davos tonight.

 

Our View: Road/bridge improvements a pressing need

Posted 1/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tax is a four-letter word in Mississippi, especially among those who self-identify as Conservative.

 

Lynn Spruill: A partnership beneficial to all

Posted 1/22/2016 in Local Columns

It is the 15th year since the creation of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership (GSDP).

 

Thomas Sowell: Do emotions Trump facts?

Posted 1/22/2016 in National Columns

Former governor Sarah Palin is an intelligent person, contrary to how liberals have tried to portray her.

 

 

Our View: Mayor should veto council's vote on police chief

Posted 1/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has never vetoed a city council decision. It's time for Smith to use that power.

 

 

Voice of the people: Chuck Jordan

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The poor of Flint, Michigan, left under the cover of darkness

Posted 1/21/2016 in National Columns

It was in April of 2014 that the water turned bad.

 

Slimantics: The new police chief: a bewildering choice

Posted 1/20/2016 in Local Columns

Eighteenth Century British essayist Samuel Johnson once observed of a friend who was planning to re-marry a few years after his first marriage ended badly, "It is a triumph of hope over experience."

 

Kathleen Parker: Who are Trump's supporters in America? Authoritarians

Posted 1/20/2016 in National Columns

So you say you want a daddy for your president?

 

 

Our View: An easy fix for supes

Posted 1/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For the past couple of years, the regular meetings of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors have been largely tranquil gatherings.

 

 

Voice of the people: Alan and Cheryl Phillips

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Voila, New Orleans

Posted 1/19/2016 in Local Columns

It is Twelfth Night. Beneath a balcony in the French Quarter, we listen as dignitaries high above welcome Joan of Arc and the start of Carnival season.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Trump, Hitler comparisons give pause

Posted 1/19/2016 in National Columns

As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons.

 

 

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