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Froma Harrop: Blurring theater and reality

Posted 8/20/2015 in National Columns

Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second row. It may have helped that she was in character, playing a tough-broad diva from a community theater.

 

 

Our View: YMCA, Rotary join forces to ease the suffering of Parkinson's patients

Posted 8/19/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The Frank P. Phillips YMCA Parkinson's aquatics exercise program that started 10 years ago really began in Japan, when Wesley Platt visited an international Rotary Convention in Osaka.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: A police state in the making?

Posted 8/19/2015 in National Columns

Here is a challenge for you.

 

Slimantics: Edmonson is bullish on MSMS

Posted 8/18/2015 in Local Columns

When Chad Edmonson calls the Mississippi School for Math and Science "the best economic development program Mississippi has ever developed," you might be inclined to dismiss the statement as the hyperbole of a proud alumnus.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Immigration -- issue of the century

Posted 8/18/2015 in National Columns

"Trump's immigration proposals are as dangerous as they are stunning," railed amnesty activist Frank Sharry.

 

Possumhaw: A ways down the road

Posted 8/17/2015 in Local Columns

We entered the Natchez Trace Parkway near Mathiston and headed south. The trees formed a natural canopy, making it seem cool, though it was probably just the air conditioner.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Hottest place on earth

Posted 8/17/2015 in Local Columns

As I write this, my weather app tells me the heat index is 110 degrees. These are the dog days of summer.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Money is only part of the solution

Posted 8/17/2015 in Local Columns

Every day, Eddie went to his kitchen, got the jelly and peanut butter from the shelf and sat down to fix himself a sandwich.

 

Ask Rufus: Early Columbus churches

Posted 8/15/2015 in Local Columns

Last week I spoke about the history of Columbus to a large group of sixth graders at Heritage Academy. It's always interesting to see what questions are on the minds of young people.

Birney Imes: Cameras I have owned (and loved)

Posted 8/15/2015 in Local Columns

Lately, I've been thinking about buying a digital camera, one with professional features. While I've taken plenty of pictures with point-and-shoot digitals, I've yet to fully embrace the trend that almost overnight relegated film to the same status as record albums.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: A Thelma and Louise story (kinda)

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

You should know that I have this thing about long road trips with a turnaround planned but not realized until there are a lot of detours and meanderings and good music that doesn't require a ticket. I'm overdue.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Time to think: August in Washington

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

It is that sane and glorious time when the nation's capital dispenses its human cargo to places of origin and locations of respite. "I don't know why everyone leaves," I remarked to my neighbor. "There's so much great parking." (Don't muddle; it's a joke.) There is, indeed, great parking, as well as less traffic. With the political contingent largely gone, the Hill is as quiet as a morning after and "normal" people are dining out.

 

Patrick Buchanan: GOP elites call for purge of Trump

Posted 8/15/2015 in National Columns

In the Cleveland debate, Donald Trump refused to commit to support whomever the Republican Party nominates in 2016. Trump would be wise to maintain his freedom of action. For there is a plot afoot in The Washington Post Conservative Club to purge Trump from the Republican Party before the primaries begin.

 

Our View: Miss. should not fight challenge to its ban on same-sex adoptions

Posted 8/14/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesday, the LGBT advocacy group Campaign for Southern Equality filed suit against the state of Mississippi challenging the state law that prohibits same-sex couples from adopting children.

 

 

Voice of the people: Emily Rogers

 

Lynn Spruill: An evening at justice court

Posted 8/14/2015 in Local Columns

During one of the recent citizen forum nights for justice court judge candidates, Judge William "Tony" Boykin, currently a sitting justice court judge for District 1 in Oktibbeha County, invited the audience to attend a court proceeding to see how justice is dispensed in the "peoples' court."

 

Our View: County's interest in Lee Middle School presents conundrum

Posted 8/13/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Four more than four years now, the Columbus Municipal School District has been trying to sell the 96,350-square-foot Lee Middle School property.

 

 

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