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Partial to Home: Emoji, Uber and two birthdays

Posted 3/26/2016 in Local Columns

One afternoon last week I walked into the house to find our grandson helping Beth develop a personal emoji. You know, those little icons that go with emails and text messages to communicate emotion: happiness, sadness, anger, surprise.

 

Voice of the people: Rev. Bert Montgomery and Rev. Laurence Wainwright-Maks

 

Kathleen Parker: Donald Trump's war on women is officially in full swing

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does the United States look ridiculous but also we diminish our moral standing to denounce other cultures' marginalization of women.

 

Leonard Pitts: Why should a Muslim love America?

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

An open letter to American Muslims:

 

 

Rheta Johnson: Azaleas and long legs

Posted 3/26/2016 in National Columns

There are still a lot of overgrown Katrina lots on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, green ghosts left from a decade ago when the driveways led to houses and the concrete slabs held homes.

 

 

Our View: Lots to crow about

Posted 3/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a saying: "It ain't bragging if it's true."

 

Lynn Spruill: Insurance against poverty

Posted 3/25/2016 in Local Columns

There is no scenario in which a teenager having an unintended baby is a good thing.

 

Kathleen Parker: Few Republicans have the courage to oppose Trump

Posted 3/25/2016 in National Columns

Now that Donald Trump has spoken before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group, Americans have learned a few things.

 

 

Our View: High schoolers exploring possibilities

Posted 3/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It was a simple idea and simple event. But what we saw left us inspired.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The lies Mitch McConnell tells

Posted 3/24/2016 in National Columns

A few words about the pious insincerity of Mitch McConnell.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Our elegant man in Havana

Posted 3/24/2016 in National Columns

Barack Obama walked the cobblestone streets of Old Havana to cheers of "Welcome to Cuba!" After decades of official hostility between the United States and Cuba, Obama has successfully nudged the two toward normal relations.

 

 

Our View: Falcons bring celebration home to their fans

Posted 3/23/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As midnight approached on the evening of March 12 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, a celebration broke out on the court.

 

 

Voice of the people: Elizabeth Simpson

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: The rule-or-ruin Republicans

Posted 3/23/2016 in National Columns

"Things reveal themselves passing away," wrote W. B. Yeats.

 

 

Our View: Tax cut plan puts Mississippi on a dangerous path

Posted 3/22/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Two weeks ago, the Mississippi Senate, at the behest of Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, passed a bill that will reduce state revenue by a whopping $577 million over the next 15 years by eliminating the franchise tax on business and the two lowest income tax brackets for residents.

 

 

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