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Possumhaw: When flip-flops are the fashion

Posted 5/4/2015 in Local Columns

'Tis the season for family reunions and camping. My mother's family, the Newmans, gather in Natchez where the family home is located and still occupied by a fourth-generation Newman.



Froma Harrop: On the Internet, nobody knows you're a fraud

Posted 5/4/2015 in National Columns

There's been some tense back-and-forth over the Canadian mother who said she had stopped opposing vaccinations after all seven of her kids came down with whooping cough.



Outtakes: Coming clean

Posted 5/3/2015 in Local Columns

I did not know I stuttered until the fourth grade.


Ask Rufus: A summer porch

Posted 5/3/2015 in Local Columns

There is nothing like a good front porch in the spring and summer.


Our View: Nepal: In a small world, the obligation looms large

Posted 5/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The world is much smaller than it used to be.


Lynn Spruill: Blessings counted

Posted 5/1/2015 in Local Columns

It's a glorious day. The sun is finally shining and the temperature is still mild. The air is softly scented with the wildness of privet hedge and honeysuckle.

Local voices: Life's little lessons

Posted 4/30/2015 in Local Columns

There were just too many of them and far too few of us. We couldn't stop them.


Our View: In praise of the teacher

Posted 4/30/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The last few weeks have provided reminders of just how blessed our communities are with great teachers.



Kathleen Parker: Baltimore, comedy, and courage

Posted 4/30/2015 in National Columns

True words are often said in jest, it has long been said.



Our View: Judicial meddling

Posted 4/29/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

It concerned us recently when Columbus municipal judge Marc Amos was called before the city council and asked to explain a bond he set on April 13.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett


Leonard Pitts: 'What Can I Do?' Let's find out

Posted 4/29/2015 in National Columns

Tracy is tired. She was tired even before Baltimore burned this week.


Our View: Confederate Memorial Day?

Posted 4/28/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The U.S. Civil War ended 150 years ago this month and Monday, Mississippi celebrated Confederate Memorial Day.



Voice of the people: Mike Willis



Voice of the people: James Clayton Terry



Charlie Mitchell: 'Last (white) Democrat in Dixie' is still chugging along

Posted 4/28/2015 in Local Columns

Former Gov. Haley Barbour, whose pristine pedigree in Republican America is unmatched, inspired a headline a few of weeks ago with a speech on Mike Espy Scholars Day at Jackson's historically black Tougaloo College.


Possumhaw: Something to talk about

Posted 4/27/2015 in Local Columns

Remember when "the birds and the bees" was a euphemism for the "facts of life" which was a euphemism for sex?


Leonard Pitts: 'Normal' is gone for good

Posted 4/27/2015 in National Columns

After all, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre traded his dog whistle for an air horn at a recent gathering of the gun faithful in Washington, D.C. "I have to tell you," he said, "eight years of one demographically-symbolic president is enough." Subtle, it was not.



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