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Kathleen Parker: Fox and friends with benefits

Posted 8/6/2016 in National Columns

No one would mistake Roger Ailes for a ladies' man, at least not without a fistful of dollars -- or a garter belt. So emerges a fresh image of the man who created Fox News, the cable network known for its leggy, law-degreed female hosts. Ailes, like Hugh Hefner, knew that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump's road still open

Posted 8/6/2016 in National Columns

At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives.

 

 

Home Base: Relieved of morning duties

Posted 8/5/2016 in Local Columns

"Daddy, I feel like I'm blind, and I literally feel dizzy. I feel like I don't know where I am, and I feel like it's Wednesday instead of Thursday."

 

 

Our View: Communication builds trust between police, community

Posted 8/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Talk about unfortunate timing. On Wednesday, a day after the national "Night Out Against Crime," no fewer than five felonies were reported in Columbus.

 

Lynn Spruill: New development along Russell Street

Posted 8/5/2016 in Local Columns

This has been a busy construction summer for Starkville.

 

Jaime Stiehm: Trump and the Traitor: A New York tale

Posted 8/5/2016 in National Columns

After a period of basking in public glory, he became the most hated American of his time.

 

 

Our View: Crying 'uncle'

Posted 8/4/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On a playground, a scuffle ends when one of the kids is forced to "say uncle." But when it comes to the two-year tenure of Dr. Philip Hickman as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, we've been crying uncle since the very start.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The road to Donald Trump wasn't built in a day

Posted 8/4/2016 in National Columns

The implosion is so big it's drowning out the "he said this monstrous thing" or "that easily caught lie." Donald Trump has moved from the chaos candidate to the kamikaze candidate to the crazy-as-a-loon candidate.

 

 

Our View: Relationships are key to fighting crime

Posted 8/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, the Columbus Police Department held its annual "Night Out Against Crime," with officers fanning out across the city to mix and mingle with residents in seven neighborhoods.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Open letter to the Republican Party

Posted 8/3/2016 in National Columns

Dear Republican Party: Congratulations. By now, one thing is beyond dispute: You have produced a candidate for the ages.

 

Slimantics: Mississippi goes blue, pigs fly

Posted 8/2/2016 in Local Columns

It is one of those thoughts that intrudes unexpectedly, one you quickly dismiss and are almost embarrassed to speak aloud. It's crazy, you say.

 

Voice of the people: Emily Rogers

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Trump the peace candidate?

Posted 8/2/2016 in National Columns

With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary Clinton's lost emails. Not funny, and close to "treasonous," came the shocked cry.

 

Possumhaw: What would Momma eat?

Posted 8/1/2016 in Local Columns

There's a lot of eating plans circling around these days with names like "What would Jesus eat," aka the Mediterranean diet, the Paleo diet, aka "What would a caveman eat," and all the vegan and vegetarian diets built on what not to let-ever-cross-your-lips diets.

 

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