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Kathleen Parker: Trump can't fake love of 'the blacks'

Posted 9/1/2016 in National Columns

When Donald Trump says he has a great relationship with "the Blacks," I wonder if he also gets along well with the Smiths. We know he's tight with the Whites.

 

 

Our View: Leaders and followers

Posted 8/31/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

In non-maritime references, the word "flagship" is used to describe one of a group of things which is recognized for its leadership qualities.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: A gem in Chicago

Posted 8/31/2016 in National Columns

We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Not my place to absolve Nate Parker

Posted 8/31/2016 in National Columns

I had decided not to see Nate Parker's new movie.

 

 

Our View: Nuns' murders should begin dialogue on death penalty

Posted 8/30/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

If ever there was a textbook case for the death penalty, this should have been it.

 

 

Local voices: A Muslim friend goes through rough times

Posted 8/30/2016 in Local Columns

As soon as I heard the news, I called Oda. I could tell he was shaken up, and I asked him what happened. Oda told me FBI agents knocked on his door and asked him if he knew where his son Muhammad was.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Story not over in EpiPen scandal

Posted 8/30/2016 in National Columns

So the seller of the EpiPen is now going to offer a generic alternative costing 50 percent less.

 

Possumhaw: Out of sight, out of mind

Posted 8/29/2016 in Local Columns

The surgeon said, "There's a small surgical risk that you will lose your sight in your left eye. Without the surgery, it's a certainty."

 

Charlie Mitchell: National parks a freebie for Mississippi economy

Posted 8/29/2016 in Local Columns

A century ago, Congress created the National Park Service to maintain and enhance America's natural and historic preserves.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation

Posted 8/29/2016 in National Columns

Donald Trump. Would that it were unnecessary to mention his name except, say, as a Viagra pitchman.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Hillbilly Elegy': a portrait of America's unseen

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

His name doesn't even appear in the book. But make no mistake. "Hillbilly Elegy," the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: A shout-out about Whispering Bill's book

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

It's almost like one of those "Where's Waldo?" books, when you find the man in the funny cap on every page in every location in every situation.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Lots of smoke here, Hillary

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition.

Roses and thorns 8/28/16

Posted 8/27/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Col. Douglas "Gos" Gosney, Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base.

 

Bill Crawford: Mississippi needs every federal dollar it can get

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

Let's get real. Ignore political ideology for a moment. Mississippi is a poor state, persistently landing near the bottom on income, health, and education rankings.

 

Partial to Home: A night on the river

Posted 8/27/2016 in Local Columns

Beth and I went kayaking Wednesday afternoon. We launched at DeWayne Hayes Park out near Columbus Air Force Base. It's lovely out there.

 

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