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Carl Hiaasen: Rubio sighting in the Capitol

Posted 12/30/2015 in National Columns

A strange thing happened the other day in Washington, D.C.: Marco Rubio actually showed up for work.

 

 

Our View: Tenn-Tom Waterway quietly achieves its purposes

Posted 12/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

For most of us, the most obvious sign of interstate commerce is encountered on our highways, where large semis are a common sight, or in the air, where the roar of aircraft disturbs the silence of the skies or along railroad lines, where we often are forced to stop as the long procession of railroad cars loaded down with products and materials interrupt our travels.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Expect the PSC to make some headlines during 2016

Posted 12/29/2015 in Local Columns

Setting aside the few years Mississippi turned in its membership card, a pretty significant birthday is upcoming.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Catch me if you can

Posted 12/29/2015 in Local Columns

I was making a gingerbread man, a ginger-Trump-man, using candy orange slices for the infamous hair, all the while trying to figure out why a smart friend the night before had said what everyone and his brother keeps declaring with conviction: The Donald is sure to lose steam any day now.

 

 

Possumhaw: One day at a time

Posted 12/28/2015 in National Columns

New Year's resolutions date back to the Babylonians when promises were made to the gods to pay off debts and return borrowed items. The Romans made promises to the god Janus (January) in hopes of a favorable new year.

 

 

Mary Sanchez: Want less terrorism? Start by rejecting Trump's crusade

Posted 12/28/2015 in National Columns

America needs to get a grip.

 

Ask Rufus: Floods and high water

Posted 12/26/2015 in Local Columns

The flooding caused by the recent storms brings to mind high water of past times.

Partial to Home: End-of-year musings

Posted 12/26/2015 in Local Columns

Christmas Eve -- It's early morning and Val, our lost-and-found dog with a bad eye and I are on our way to Noxubee County to spend the morning in the woods.

 

Other Editors: State of Mississippi's roads and bridges

Posted 12/26/2015 in National Columns

The Mississippi Economic Council has put down on paper what many transportation leaders and others have been saying for years. The state's roads and bridges are in terrible shape, the situation is nearing a crisis point, and there are easy and reasonable ways to address it -- if we can only get those running state government to summon the political courage to do the necessary and obvious.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump is the white guys' white knight

Posted 12/26/2015 in National Columns

The biggest political news is that Donald Trump may be doing even better than polls have suggested. Yikes.

 

Bill Press: Prayers aren't enough for gun victims

Posted 12/26/2015 in National Columns

On Nov. 19, less than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, my wife Carol and I were scheduled to leave for a Thanksgiving vacation in Madrid. "No, no, don't go," advised friends and family. Europe isn't safe. It's too dangerous.

 

Froma Harrop: What half-in, half- out relationships may do to health

Posted 12/26/2015 in National Columns

High on most checklists for ensuring a long and healthy life is being married. Marriage is said to bestow protective health benefits, such as low blood pressure and better cholesterol numbers.

 

 

OUR VIEW: Christmas: When chaos yields to calm

Posted 12/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Christmas is near at hand. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.

 

Photo: 12/24/15

Posted 12/23/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

 

Our View: Release of body camera video serves public interest

Posted 12/22/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Columbus Police Department released video on Tuesday from the body cameras worn by the three CPD officers who were involved in the Oct. 16 shooting death of Ricky Ball, the most relevant video -- that taken immediately after the shooting was not included.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

Sunday's article on the decline of hunting hinted at several reasons. Allow me to voice my views.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Islam and the West: an irreconcilable conflict?

Posted 12/22/2015 in National Columns

"I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here ... and ... around the world, that there is a 'clash of civilizations.'"

 

 

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