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Charles Krauthammer: Why liberals are panicked about Obamacare

Posted 11/18/2013 in National Columns

 

Ask Rufus: Stories that link history

Posted 11/16/2013 in Local Columns

I am frequently asked where I find the details of the stories in my column. Sometimes things just link together. A couple of weeks ago my column dealt with the construction of Andrew Jackson's Military Road. One problem with a column that only runs around 800 words is the inability to fully provide background material. So today I will delve into seemingly unrelated accounts that link together and help tell the story of the Military Road and the founding of Columbus.

Birney Imes: Jerry Rice comes home

Posted 11/16/2013 in Local Columns

Sometime in the spring of 1986 the town of Crawford threw a party for one of its native sons, Jerry Rice. After a dazzling college career as a wide receiver at tiny Mississippi Valley State University, Rice had been drafted first round by the San Francisco 49ers. Jerry Rice Appreciation Day was a decidedly homespun affair. There was a parade featuring two Cadillacs. One of them, a salmon-colored convertible, had a front tag proclaiming, "My Other Car is a Cadillac." The event culminated at an unkempt park. A troupe of break-dancers in red sateen outfits performed some impressive acrobatics on flattened refrigerator boxes and then a few people made speeches.

 

Leonard Pitts: 150 years later, fight for equality and freedom continues

Posted 11/16/2013 in National Columns

The greatest words any American ever said were spoken by a gaunt, war-haunted man in a tiny Pennsylvania college town 150 years ago Tuesday.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Nowhere but Louisiana

Posted 11/16/2013 in National Columns

BATON ROUGE, La. -- I am winding my way down to the Louisiana Capitol basement, trying to find House Committee Room 6, which is as exciting as it sounds and not evident by the crowds gathering to hear me read.

 

Kathleen Parker: The sinking ship of Obamacare

Posted 11/16/2013 in National Columns

Let's recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably worthless anyway. Scratch that. If your junk policy was canceled and you still want it, you can keep it. Er, get it back.

 

Our view: Borsig has provided quiet, effective leadership as MUW president

Posted 11/15/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

On Wednesday, the state college board made a decision to extend Dr. Jim Borsig's contract as president of Mississippi University for Women for another four years. That has to be one of the easiest decisions the board has made this year.

 

 

Lynn Spruill: The arts

Posted 11/15/2013 in Local Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: A breath of fresh air from the Vatican

Posted 11/15/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Mr. President, you lied

Posted 11/14/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Doubling down on double standards

Posted 11/14/2013 in National Columns

 

Frances Hairston: A perfect day in the Prairie

Posted 11/13/2013 in Local Columns

October is my favorite month, especially when it was as beautiful as the one just past. Lovely days. A recent Saturday was one of those perfect days, a perfect day for taking pictures and for painting outside.

 

Susan Estrich: Cancellation politics

Posted 11/13/2013 in National Columns

 

Slimantics: A 'right smart' Thanksgiving mystery

Posted 11/12/2013 in Local Columns

Everyone talks about the start of the Christmas season, but nobody ever really mentions when Thanksgiving Season begins. There is no Black Friday for Thanksgiving, where grocery stores open at midnight and you can get killer deals on turkeys and cranberries and potatoes, etc.

 

Thomas Sowell: Tea Party at the crossroads

Posted 11/12/2013 in National Columns

 

Possumhaw: Live trapping beaver

Posted 11/11/2013 in Local Columns

Critters were building huts in the dam. Be it nutria or beaver, I thought I could trap it in my live trap.

Charlie Mitchell: Issue is not health care, but who pays for health care

Posted 11/11/2013 in Local Columns

Fred has four children. As they head out to the bus stop each Monday morning, he gives each one $10 for snacks and incidentals. Question: How much cash must Fred have? The math is not difficult.

 

Voice of the people: Mike Drogula

 

Ask Rufus: Unsung heroes

Posted 11/9/2013 in Local Columns

On Friday, I spoke at the Base Community Council luncheon at Columbus Air Force Base. My topic was stories my father had told me about his World War II experiences as a tail gunner on a B-17 named Smoky Stover Jr., which was shot down near Frankfurt, Germany.

 

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