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Roses and thorns 7/31/16

Posted 7/30/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to photographer and Columbus native Jess Fielder for her recent photo shoot, which encourages women to cultivate a positive self-image in a society where many girls and women feel the burden of "body shaming."

Patrick Buchanan: Philadelphia Vs. Cleveland: Divided we stand

Posted 7/30/2016 in National Columns

Wednesday was the best night of Hillary Clinton's campaign. Joe Biden, Tim Kaine and Barack Obama testified to her greatness and goodness and readiness to be president. And all saw in the Republican Convention in Cleveland a festival of darkness and dystopia.

Jamie Stiehm: Pursuing happiness in Philadelphia

Posted 7/30/2016 in National Columns

Philadelphia -- Few in the Democratic Convention multitude knew, but Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is known for Sisterly Affection.

Ask Rufus: Looping The Island

Posted 7/30/2016 in Local Columns

Late one recent afternoon, Karen and I joined Stuart and Kallie Phillips on their boat to make a loop around The Island across from Columbus.

Slimantics: Opposite ends of the pool

Posted 7/29/2016 in Local Columns

As best I can estimate, I was about 10 years old when the biggest thing ever to come to East Tupelo arrived -- a public swimming pool.

Lynn Spruill: With parks' plan, city needs to go more than half-way

Posted 7/29/2016 in Local Columns

Two of the best decisions made during this term of the Board of Aldermen had to do with the city's parks.

 

Froma Harrop: Questions remain on Saudi role in Sept. 11

Posted 7/29/2016 in National Columns

Formerly classified, 28 pages of a probe into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks are a mystery no longer.

 

 

Our View: School supplies tax holiday is a token gesture

Posted 7/28/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

This weekend marks the state's eighth school sales tax holiday.

 

 

Froma Harrop: There's no Bernie revolution without Bernie

Posted 7/28/2016 in National Columns

One hesitates to discuss the small group of Bernie Sanders followers throwing tantrums at the Democratic convention. Some 90 percent of Sanders backers say they've already moved their support to Hillary Clinton.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Putin get a Pulitzer?

Posted 7/28/2016 in National Columns

Waving off the clerics who had come to administer last rites, Voltaire said: "All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous.' And God granted it."

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The true costs of corporate subsidies

Posted 7/27/2016 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) recently released a study touting all the jobs and money produced for Mississippi by the Nissan plant in Canton.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: A tale in political convention contrasts

Posted 7/27/2016 in National Columns

If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders whether the two groups hail from the same country.

 

 

Home Base: Dinner table debate, a family tradition

Posted 7/26/2016 in Local Columns

Back home in Arkansas on Saturday evening, everything was as it should've been: dinner on the table and lively political banter roaring back and forth across the dining room.

 

 

Our View: A treasure at our doorstep

Posted 7/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It was a phone conversation during a walk along the short span of shaded path that connects the Columbus Riverwalk and the Columbus Soccer Complex.

 

 

Voice of the people: Milton Spotts

 

 

Voice of the people: Robert Gillis

 

 

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