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Kathleen Parker: Obama's racial legacy

Posted 6/13/2016 in National Columns

As Barack Obama's presidency takes a back seat to the psychodrama known as the 2016 election, historians, speculators and revisionists are busy writing his presidential epitaph.

 

Ask Rufus: The separation of church and state's deep roots in Mississippi

Posted 6/11/2016 in Local Columns

Prayer in schools, prayer at public events and the public display of religious scenes all too often seem under attack by the courts. The courts base their rulings on more than 200 years of legal precedents that there must be a separation -- a wall -- between church and state.

Partial to Home: Summer in a jar

Posted 6/11/2016 in Local Columns

Pat Burwell is telling me how to get to her house in Steens, but I'm not getting it.

 

Bert Montgomery: Everything I know about prayer I learned from George Carlin

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

Everything I know about prayer, I learned from the late comedian and atheist George Carlin.

 

 

Voice of the people: Board and superintendent right to void Riley's contract

 

Bill Crawford: Reasoned discourse a historical relic in Twitter age

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

"In this age of Twitter, is reasoned discourse truly an historical relic, or is there hope for its revival?"

 

Jamie Stiehm: Hillary thanks our foremothers

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

Hallelujah, we lived to see the day -- as Hillary Clinton spoke with grace to claim her place in American history. Nothing's over yet, but as the Democratic Party standard-bearer, Clinton is riding high.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Fix culture that makes a Brock Turner possible

Posted 6/11/2016 in National Columns

This is a column about the value of six.

 

 

Our View: Summer should be a time of exploring nature

Posted 6/10/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There is more than one way to waste a summer. Previously, we urged older teens to make productive use of their break from school by getting a job. The life lessons learned from those experiences often provide practical underpinning to "book learning."

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Why Trump must not apologize

Posted 6/10/2016 in National Columns

Trump is cheered today because he defies the commands of political correctness, and, to the astonishment of enemies and admirers alike, he gets away with it.

 

 

Froma Harrop: A Trump presidency would sink all boats

Posted 6/10/2016 in National Columns

Hello, investors. Come join the foreign policy experts in daily panic attacks over what a President Donald Trump would mean for your world.

 

 

Our View: It's never too early to think about careers

Posted 6/9/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

When should young people start thinking about careers? Mike Clayborne, president of the CREATE Foundation, says eighth grade.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Mourning a Florida we lost long ago

Posted 6/9/2016 in National Columns

Standing on my hotel balcony in the pre-dawn hours, I gaze out over several dimly illuminated swimming pools abutting a small man-made lake and a golf course.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Sanders should stop scheming

Posted 6/9/2016 in National Columns

"Drop your plans and schemes," Thomas Cromwell advises doomed Queen Anne Boleyn in "Wolf Hall." "Put down the burden of them." Bernie Sanders could use similar counsel.

 

 

Our View: Aldermen put petty politics over prudence

Posted 6/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday was an embarrassing day for the Starkville Board of Aldermen and, by extension, the city itself.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: College sports may be state's major growth industry

Posted 6/8/2016 in Local Columns

Ole Miss and Mississippi State -- this state's two members of the Southeastern Conference -- may be financial midgets when compared to most other SEC schools, but the size and scope of their athletics operations is staggering.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Franz von Papen was wrong, and so is Paul Ryan

Posted 6/8/2016 in National Columns

In 1933, Franz von Papen was hungry for revenge.

 

 

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