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Charlie Mitchell: 'Sealed settlements' mask the cost of wrongdoing

Posted 8/10/2016 in Local Columns

Two lawsuits accusing Mississippi officials of wrongdoing have been settled without trials this summer. Taxpayers can know the cost for one. For the other, they can't.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: New critics of Trump

Posted 8/10/2016 in National Columns

A year ago, in August 2015, this column called "The Donald" the Democrats' Trump card.

 

 

Our View: The value of a college education

Posted 8/9/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Something very important is happening this week, even for those of us who aren't directly involved.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Who got us into these endless wars?

Posted 8/9/2016 in National Columns

"Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy," warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

Possumhaw: That's what I like about the South

Posted 8/8/2016 in Local Columns

Somebody threw out the question what would you miss about the South? Food was a given then it boiled down to friendliness and storytelling. The next day I tried the question on my exercising buddies and the answer was the same. Seems we'll tell a story at the drop of a hat.

 

Charlie Mitchell: 'Cooperation' shaping up nicely for corrections boss

Posted 8/8/2016 in National Columns

As her client entered a not guilty plea, Jackson attorney Lisa Ross hit the nail on the head. She used "shakedown" to describe the flavor of Mississippi's unraveling corrections outrage. Exactly.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: How I got in trouble with ladies

Posted 8/8/2016 in National Columns

Let me tell you how I got in trouble with ladies.

 

Ask Rufus: Walt Disney's artist friend

Posted 8/6/2016 in Local Columns

Recently I bought a painting by Oscar-winning Columbus native Josh Meador.

 

Partial to Home: Taking refuge from the rain in the Preston General Store

Posted 8/6/2016 in Local Columns

Just before 8 o'clock on a recent Thursday morning, Les Henderson stood at the cash register of the Preston General Store, the business his great-grandfather, Luther Dewayne Henderson, started in 1886, and rang up the purchases of Bobby Wells, a neighbor and regular customer.

 

 

Other Editors: Bryant's analysis doesn't square with reality

Posted 8/6/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Other Editors: Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn

Posted 8/6/2016 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Fox and friends with benefits

Posted 8/6/2016 in National Columns

No one would mistake Roger Ailes for a ladies' man, at least not without a fistful of dollars -- or a garter belt. So emerges a fresh image of the man who created Fox News, the cable network known for its leggy, law-degreed female hosts. Ailes, like Hugh Hefner, knew that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump's road still open

Posted 8/6/2016 in National Columns

At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives.

 

 

Home Base: Relieved of morning duties

Posted 8/5/2016 in Local Columns

"Daddy, I feel like I'm blind, and I literally feel dizzy. I feel like I don't know where I am, and I feel like it's Wednesday instead of Thursday."

 

Lynn Spruill: New development along Russell Street

Posted 8/5/2016 in Local Columns

This has been a busy construction summer for Starkville.

 

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