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Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar



Froma Harrop: President's erratic behavior sows uncertainty

Posted 3/7/2017 in National Columns

That speech to Congress now seems forever ago. Reading the words off a teleprompter, Donald Trump sounded normal, even presidential.


Possumhaw: Ash Wednesday and sugar-coated donuts

Posted 3/6/2017 in Local Columns

Last week we celebrated Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season. I love these 40 days as they march toward Easter. It happened that Ash Wednesday fell on my birthday -- a new year for me. Also, it's the day Sam asked me to marry him. It was a fitting day to remember and evaluate the past while beginning afresh a new life together.


Voice of the people: Benny Cooper



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Charlie Mitchell: Living jackpot to jackpot

Posted 3/6/2017 in National Columns

Gov. Phil Bryant believes the time has come to add a lottery, creating yet another revenue stream for Mississippi. That will create suspense for the next few weeks.


Partial to Home: Willie's blues

Posted 3/4/2017 in Local Columns

The blues historian Scott Barretta has a clipping from The New Yorker tacked to the wall of the office in his Greenwood home.

Ask Rufus: It was exactly 200 years ago

Posted 3/4/2017 in Local Columns

This past Friday marked the 200th anniversary of the separation of the Mississippi Territory into Mississippi and Alabama, and it was 200 years ago this fall that the first house was built on the site that became Columbus.


Voice of the people: Judith L. Coleman



Voice of the people: Marion Whitley



Leonard Pitts Jr.: People remember that facts matter

Posted 3/4/2017 in National Columns

I'm beginning to feel like Sally Field.



Steve Chapman: Trump's hard choices in Afghanistan

Posted 3/4/2017 in National Columns

It's generally foolish to look for clear thought and sincere intent in anything Donald Trump says. But a glimmer of hope emerged in his Monday comments on America's recent military ventures. "We have to start winning wars again," he declared. "We've either got to win or don't fight it at all."



Our View: Our failing Legislature

Posted 3/3/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Mississippi Legislature convened in January, the general consensus held there were two issues which must be addressed above all others: the state budget crisis and funding for our deteriorating roads/bridges.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Mona Charen: National sigh of relief

Posted 3/3/2017 in National Columns

The morning after President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress, the Dow Jones industrial average shot up 300 points, lifting the stock market above 21,000.



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