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Kathleen Parker: Trump drives spike into culture war politics

Posted 5/5/2016 in National Columns

Days before the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz paraded his two young daughters in matching pink dresses and spoke darkly of "putting little girls alone in a bathroom with grown men."

 

 

Our View: Trufant becomes face of MUW Athletics

Posted 5/4/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

By the end of next year, Mississippi University for Women plans to be playing ball.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Our sick drug business

Posted 5/4/2016 in National Columns

Sometimes the road to hell is paved with bad intentions.

 

 

Our View: Saying goodbye to an old friend

Posted 5/3/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday, when it was confirmed that Weyerhaeuser would be selling two of its local production facilities as part of a $2.2 billion deal with International Paper our thoughts immediately turned to the company's long association with the Golden Triangle, particularly Lowndes County.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Civility' vs. 'political correctness' not best yardstick

Posted 5/3/2016 in Local Columns

They are not the same. Never have been. One is truth-centered. The other is not.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Why Russia resents us

Posted 5/3/2016 in National Columns

Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks.

 

Possumhaw: Joy of the roadsides

Posted 5/2/2016 in Local Columns

Driving west over the Tombigbee Bridge and exiting north onto Plymouth Access Road leads to a trail of wildflowers not to be believed.

 

Voice of the people: Willis Pope

Eugenia Summer and my grandmother, Mary Ellen Pope, were close friends and co-workers at MSCW (that is MUW for you younger ones).

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Karma can be good business

Posted 5/2/2016 in National Columns

As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ever-more-dignified animal kingdom.

 

 

Slimantics: Self-incrimination through social media

Posted 4/30/2016 in National Columns

Be careful what you put on social media, what you choose to keep a record of, what kind of information is vulnerable and therefore should be carefully protected from the ruinous reach of hackers.

 

Ask Rufus: Earthquakes, volcanoes and fossils

Posted 4/30/2016 in Local Columns

A couple of days ago I was trying to decide what to write about in today's column when I received an email from Peter Imes asking if I had seen the new book on the Geology of Mississippi.

Other editors: The campaign likability factor

Posted 4/30/2016 in National Columns

Let's set aside for a moment any concerns about the character, history and political philosophy of the five remaining presidential candidates: Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders along with Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

Jamie Stiehm: The way of the world, Hamilton, Jackson and Tubman

Posted 4/30/2016 in National Columns

One treasury secretary has saved another. Isn't that the way of the world? History has its eyes on you, Jacob Lew.

Kathleen Parker: Trump deals Clinton a winning card

Posted 4/30/2016 in National Columns

One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer sex.

 

Our View: Relay for Life

Posted 4/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, the American Cancer Society conducts its largest fund-raising event -- Relay for Life and more than 5,000 events are held in the U.S. and 19 other countries with more than 4 million people participating.

 

Lynn Spruill: Welfare for politicians

Posted 4/29/2016 in Local Columns

Occasionally I am reminded of my level of ignorance and naivete'.

 

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