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Patrick Buchanan: Last chance for the 'deplorables'

Posted 9/13/2016 in National Columns

Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton gave New York's social liberals what they came to hear.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Clinton will be fine. Trump? Never

Posted 9/13/2016 in National Columns

A friend 15 years older than Hillary Clinton recently came down with a mild pneumonia that sounds just like hers.

 

Possumhaw: Chicken at the Shell station

Posted 9/12/2016 in Local Columns

A couple of weeks ago, a Prairie neighbor, Kathy, said she was passing the Shell Station on the new road while talking on her cell phone when she noticed a banty hen, a real one, standing under the big sign that says "Chix-Fried Chicken."

 

Charlie Mitchell: Could past-due 'college' issue be receiving attention?

Posted 9/12/2016 in Local Columns

It's too soon to cue up the wonderful Etta James for a refrain of "At Last," but the U.S. Department of Education has taken a step toward crimping the abuses too many students and all taxpayers have faced at the hands of "colleges" where the priority is profit.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Embarrassments all around

Posted 9/12/2016 in National Columns

The United States has had better weeks than the one just past.

 

Partial to Home: Two angels reeking of alcohol

Posted 9/11/2016 in Local Columns

Out of the blue comes an email from Larry Studdard. If you qualify for a senior discount at the picture show, went to high school in the area and paid attention to the sports pages of that time, you need no introduction.

Roses and thorns 9-11-16

Posted 9/11/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to all those who for whom 9/11 is more than an annual day we pause to remember the merciless terrorist attack on our nation 15 years ago today.

 

Jamie Stiehm: The main champion for conscience: Senator Margaret Chase Smith

Posted 9/11/2016 in National Columns

Her name was Margaret Chase Smith, a Mainer from small Skowhegan. Senator Smith to you and me, she was the first woman to run for president from a major political party.

 

Leonard Pitts: A postcard from post-factual America

Posted 9/11/2016 in Local Columns

"Why haven't you reported that Colin Kaepernick's actions are due to his radical Muslim beliefs? Why are you covering this up?"

Ask Rufus: Horse Hunter

Posted 9/10/2016 in Local Columns

In Noxubee County, east of Brooksville, flows Horse Hunters Creek.

Slimantics: State's budget crisis requires the people's attention

Posted 9/9/2016 in Local Columns

It is easy, often tempting, to ignore the machinations of our state government.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is tide going out on Hillary?

Posted 9/9/2016 in National Columns

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College.

 

 

Our View: All county residents deserve constructive discussions on parks

Posted 9/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to send a notice of intent to withdraw from its inter-local agreement with the city to operate our parks.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: How to talk to black people in eight easy lessons

Posted 9/8/2016 in National Columns

Today's column is presented as a public service.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump on immigration

Posted 9/8/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump's recent rant against all things Mexican followed hard upon his promise of a gentler approach toward most of the estimated 11 million immigrants here illegally.

 

 

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