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Ask Rufus: The blues heritage of the Black Prairie

Posted 8/27/2016 in Local Columns

The old Black Prairie of Mississippi and Alabama, named after its fertile soil, has deep roots in the history of blues music.

 

Nature’s force

Posted 8/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Nature can be a magnificent thing when we pause to notice.

 

Lynn Spruill: My front door

Posted 8/26/2016 in Local Columns

I have lots of stickers on the front door of my office. Probably too many. I have the typical "We're Open" sign that reverses to "We'll be back at" with a clock face and moving clock hands so we can approximate our return from wherever.

 

Jamie Stiehm: How the 22nd Amendment has hurt democracy: a ramble

Posted 8/26/2016 in National Columns

Deep in the heart of summer, things stand still here as an army of cicadas conquers the capital. As one of those who has not fled, I'm left to wander down history's trails, ambling up to the present.

 

 

Our View: All of us play a role in ensuring veterans services

Posted 8/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many, many ways we honor our veterans, all of them merited.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women

Posted 8/25/2016 in National Columns

"You know, it really doesn't matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass," Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Hillary's heel

Posted 8/25/2016 in National Columns

When I wrote the headline "Hillary's heel," I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife's pantsuit hem.

 

Slimantics: Country Mouse vs. City Mouse

Posted 8/24/2016 in Local Columns

Maybe I'm just getting old, but more and more as of late, current events stir the echoes of my childhood.

 

Leonard Pitts: How conservative pundits helped break reality

Posted 8/24/2016 in National Columns

Ordinarily, I might gloat. Last week, a prominent conservative pundit conceded a point yours truly and countless others have been making for a long time.

 

Slimantics: Pappy 0'Bryant and his 'brain trust'

Posted 8/23/2016 in Local Columns

This month, the people who run the state -- Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn -- announced their intentions to "reform" the state's tax structure as a means of a reviving a state economy that appears to be poised on the edge of the abyss.

 

Voice of the people: Glenn Lautzenhiser

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Doctors' advice: It's time to opt in to Medicaid expansion

Posted 8/23/2016 in Local Columns

During the past two and a half years, dozens of factual studies and reports have accumulated from states that expanded Medicaid as part of Obamacare.

 

Possumhaw: The poached egg patch

Posted 8/22/2016 in Local Columns

Making my way slowly down the stairway I placed my right hand on the wall while my left hand covered my eye.

 

Kathleen Parker: Okay, here's a nice column about Trump

Posted 8/22/2016 in National Columns

When my syndicate editor told me a few clients had been asking, Don't you have anyone over there who can write something positive about Donald Trump?, I thought, well, that could be fun. But hard.

 

Partial to Home: Prankster fails to get Harper's goat

Posted 8/20/2016 in Local Columns

OK, let's get one thing straight before we go any further: Bobby Harper has no more goats for sale. Fact is, he never had any to begin with. Throughout most of August, though, he's had a pleasant, though not always easy, time trying to convince readers of the Mississippi Market Bulletin of that.

 

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