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Kathleen Parker: A malevolent spirit upon the land

Posted 12/28/2016 in National Columns

As usual, the year's end brings reflections and ruminations on what was and what is to be.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mayor Robert E Smith Sr.

 

 

Voice of the people: Saul Vydas

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Supreme Court oath-taking won't be quite as spectacular

Posted 12/27/2016 in Local Columns

Before there's wall-to-wall worldwide coverage of this guy Donald Trump taking his oath to head one branch of American government, there will be a much quieter ceremony here in Mississippi.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts, looking back

Posted 12/27/2016 in National Columns

Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit -- even if only to himself -- being a relic of a bygone era.

 

Shannon Bardwell: The not-buying-it resolution

Posted 12/26/2016 in Local Columns

Last year's New Year's resolution didn't turn out as well as I had hoped or maybe it did in the long run.

 

Namaste: Finding contentment in unexpected places

Posted 12/26/2016 in National Columns

As we age, we forget many things. However, some things we never forget; when we remember them, we get emotional. You might even smile or start crying.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Around the world, tyrants ascendant

Posted 12/26/2016 in National Columns

John McCain is fond of saying, "It's always darkest just before it goes totally black." According to a February report by Amnesty International, human rights "reached a nadir" in 2015. Not quite. The past 12 months prove that even when you hit bottom, there is always room to sink.

 

Ask Rufus: The Night Before Christmas

Posted 12/24/2016 in Local Columns

The poem "The Night Before Christmas" is an enduring American Christmas tradition, but few know its history or realize its impact on how we celebrate Christmas.

 

Our View: Christmas has arrived in the (Saint) Nick of time

Posted 12/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Christmas has arrived. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.

 

Partial to Home: Santa Claus revealed

Posted 12/24/2016 in Local Columns

When I was 6 years old, I had a paper route. I am sure of this because one of my customers gave my mother a handwritten note I put in her newspaper.

Froma Harrop: Trump's favorite targets are Republicans

Posted 12/24/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Europe's future -- Merkel or Le Pen?

Posted 12/24/2016 in National Columns

The terrorist who hijacked a truck in Berlin and ran over and killed 12 people, maiming and wounding 48 more, in that massacre in the Christmas market, has done more damage than he could imagine.

Slimantics: Listen up, kids, Santa has something to say

Posted 12/23/2016 in Local Columns

Each year, Santa does his final interviews with the media two days before he begins his long Christmas Eve journey.

 

Jiben Roy: In the time of Christmas

Posted 12/23/2016 in Local Columns

Namaste and Merry Christmas to everyone from a person belonging to an ancient Dharma (religion).

 

 

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