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Ask Rufus: The mint juleps of Columbus

Posted 4/9/2016 in Local Columns

Spring has arrived in all its floral glory and it is time to again ponder that traditional Southern libation, the Mint Julep.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Can the GOP get together in Cleveland?

Posted 4/9/2016 in National Columns

After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win.

 

Jamie Stiehm: Notes on a Wisconsin political season

Posted 4/9/2016 in National Columns

The Wisconsin primary was a moment for all candidates concerned. It delivered a jolt to brash Donald Trump, who lost to smarmy Ted Cruz.

 

Leonard Pitts: Doesn't Mississippi have more pressing concerns?

Posted 4/9/2016 in National Columns

A portrait of Mississippi.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: State should be more competitive on solar

Posted 4/9/2016 in Local Columns

Mississippi has some of the worst laws in the nation on solar energy. That's too bad because solar is becoming competitive and Mississippi has lots of sunshine.

 

Roses and thorns

Posted 4/9/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to everyone involved in making the 76th Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, which ended Saturday, a success.

 

Our View: Keeping city clean is everyone's job

Posted 4/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Saturday, newly-elected Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones will lead a clean-up day in his ward. Staging areas are planned at Lee Park and Sims Scott Park and residents are urged to participate in cleaning up trash throughout the ward. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.

 

Lynn Spruill: A community rainbow

Posted 4/8/2016 in Local Columns

After this week in Mississippi I have been desperately seeking something positive to offset the legislature and the Governor's collective decision on HB 1523.

 

Kathleen Parker: Paul Ryan could make 2016 normal again

Posted 4/8/2016 in National Columns

The spectacular strangeness of this presidential election may require a new display in Ripley's Odditorium of believe-it-or-nots. Among the exhibits, curators might place the History of Conventional Wisdom, wherein the page titled "Populists Never Win in America" has a large, red X drawn through the word "never."

 

 

Our View: Mission to Mars?

Posted 4/7/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The Americans who go to Mars and beyond will someday be called astronauts.

 

 

Our View: Bryant backs another Lost Cause

Posted 4/6/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law HB 1523, which is widely-regarded as state-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Jim Crow days are here again

Posted 4/6/2016 in National Columns

Jim Crow days are here again, in Mississippi, this time segregating gays and lesbians from fine, God-and-diversity-fearing citizens. But this latest mossback move to keep business at bay and our poor image intact might not stand.

 

 

Ray Mosby: The image in the mirror

Posted 4/6/2016 in National Columns

"Mississippi Burning," meet "Mississippi Shunning." One we can watch via Netflix or on cable channels; the other we can watch play out before our very eyes. Neither is pretty.

 

 

Our View: Plymouth Bluff: The

Posted 4/5/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each spring, Columbus celebrates its Spring Pilgrimage, an opportunity to reflect on the city's past, primarily through tours of the city's oldest homes and the history they represent.

 

 

Other Editors: Mississippi's sugar daddy is Uncle Sam

Posted 4/5/2016 in National Columns

It was the sort of email the Sun Herald has grown accustomed to receiving during Thad Cochran's decades in the Senate. The senator on Friday was announcing another multimillion-dollar package of federal spending for the state.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: What Trump has wrought

Posted 4/5/2016 in National Columns

As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination.

 

 

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