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Ask Rufus: Williamsburg links

Posted 12/17/2016 in Local Columns

We recently spent four days in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was their Grand Illumination with all of its lights, fireworks and Christmas decorations.

 

Our View: Benefits packages are a powerful tool

Posted 12/16/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There was a time, not too long ago, when employee benefits were almost always taken for granted.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bill Parker

 

 

Marc Dion: The gift returned

Posted 12/16/2016 in National Columns

You know why I dislike Donald Trump?

 

Slimantics: Some folks are natural-born bell-ringers

Posted 12/15/2016 in Local Columns

I have what career counselors call a "limited skill set," which means there are all sorts of jobs I'd be terrible at.

 

Mona Charen: Questions for Rex Tillerson

Posted 12/15/2016 in National Columns

The American appetite for businessmen in government is a hardy perennial.

 

 

Our View: Hiring a superintendent: Good game plans require good execution

Posted 12/14/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday the Starkville-Oktibbeha School District Board of Trustees and representatives of the consulting firm it hired in November hashed out a game plan for finding a new school superintendent.

 

 

Voice of the people: Ben C. Toledano

 

 

Steve Chapman: A self-defeating trade policy

Posted 12/14/2016 in National Columns

Opposition to free trade was to Donald Trump's campaign what burgers are to McDonald's: not the entire menu but the essence of the brand.

 

 

Jiben Roy: An unexpected reward

Posted 12/14/2016 in Local Columns

If you were to win the lottery, it would be the most unexpected reward in your lifetime.

 

 

The Nobel Prize: Bob Dylan's acceptance speech

Posted 12/14/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Slimantics: Quotable Mississippians

Posted 12/13/2016 in Local Columns

The best compliment you can pay to David Crews' "The Mississippi Book of Quotations," is the urge to wonder aloud, "Why didn't somebody think of this before?"

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Trump defy McCain & Marco?

Posted 12/13/2016 in National Columns

When word leaked that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a holder of the Order of Friendship award in Putin's Russia, was Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, John McCain had this thoughtful response: "Vladimir Putin is a thug, a bully, and a murderer and anybody else who describes him as anything else is lying."

 

Possumhaw: A winter of critters

Posted 12/12/2016 in Local Columns

I called out to Sam, "Come look. It looks like a platypus."

 

Charlie Mitchell: Strange but true

Posted 12/12/2016 in Local Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The electoral college should be unfaithful

Posted 12/12/2016 in National Columns

If you thought Donald Trump was the face of America's anti-establishment movement, hold on to your chapeaus: A wild wind is rising.

 

 

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