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Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Home is where the art is

Posted 10/1/2016 in National Columns

Last week the temperatures dropped, the sedum in the front yard turned blush pink, SEC teams took the field, an owl hooted, and it was safe to go on the porch again. Fall is always worth the wait.

 

Slimantics: Ban a book, rob a mind

Posted 9/30/2016 in Local Columns

This week is Banned Books Week, a week the American Library Association (ALA) sets aside each year to call attention to what, in the minds of literate people, is the one of the most frustrating, wrong-headed, counter-productive practices in civilized society.

Lynn Spruill: Inspiring voter registration

Posted 9/30/2016 in Local Columns

The presidential election has, by all accounts, been an unpleasant experience regardless political affiliation.

 

Voice of the people: Marion Whitley

 

 

Voice of the people: Martha Kirkley

 

 

Jaime Stiehm: Notes from a jumpy one-horse town

Posted 9/30/2016 in National Columns

Whoa, Nellie! This one-horse town is as jumpy and jittery as I've ever seen it.

 

 

Our View: Your vote is your voice

Posted 9/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine for a moment, if you were among a group of people participating in a peaceful march or protest and you were approached by a cop and told that you, alone, were not permitted to take part.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Donald Trump writ large

Posted 9/29/2016 in National Columns

A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: "Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control -- and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind."

 

 

Our View: The high cost of chutzpah

Posted 9/28/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For more than two years now, Columbus officials have been fighting to overturn two rulings involving cases where the mayor and city council were found to have violated the state's open meeting laws by conducting the public's business privately.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Trump's night of sniffles and screw-ups

Posted 9/28/2016 in National Columns

My heart went out to Donald Trump Monday night when it appeared that he was under the weather.

 

Slimantics: When cotton was king

Posted 9/27/2016 in Local Columns

It is the time of year in Mississippi where, at some unsuspected turn in the road, the landscape turns a bright white.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trump & the press -- a death struggle

Posted 9/27/2016 in National Columns

Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an hour of tributes to himself from Medal of Honor recipients, delivered.

 

Possumhaw: A honey moon egg

Posted 9/26/2016 in Local Columns

It was the oddest thing. There beside the ducks' feeding bowl was a golden egg -- seriously, a golden egg.

 

Mabus satisfied with his meandering career

Posted 9/26/2016 in Local Columns

One night Ray Mabus was on the veranda of the presidential palace in Mexico City observing that nation's independence day fireworks with the president of Mexico.

 

 

Bill Crawford: State needs more private sector jobs to get off the bottom

Posted 9/24/2016 in National Columns

For decades the U.S. Census Bureau has published data on income and poverty. Related news stories have consistently focused on Mississippi's humble rankings. Just released statistics show Mississippi continues to be the poorest state with the highest poverty rate.

 

 

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