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Lynn Spruill: 48th and counting

Posted 12/2/2016 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Business Journal recently did a story on the 2016 Forbes ranking of states for the best places to do business.

 

Marc Dion: Constitution has no burn ban

Posted 12/2/2016 in National Columns

You have a constitutional right to burn the American flag, just like you have a constitutional right to bear arms.

 

 

Our View: Shall we go a wassailing?

Posted 12/1/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

While Christmas itself is a fixed date on the calendar, there is no real consensus no when the "Christmas Season" begins.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Don't give Fidel Castro the last laugh

Posted 12/1/2016 in National Columns

Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: I oppose the recount

Posted 12/1/2016 in National Columns

There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign.

 

 

Our View: Public servants in the eye of the storm

Posted 11/30/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The first weather sirens split the air in our area early in the afternoon Tuesday and continued intermittently into the evening as a series of storms, some of which spawned tornadoes, moved through the state, the Golden Triangle and into Alabama.

 

 

Local voices: Departure lounge

Posted 11/30/2016 in Local Columns

Suppose you are in a departure lounge of an international airport and waiting for the announcement for boarding the flight.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Who is the real Donald Trump (and what does he stand for)?

Posted 11/30/2016 in National Columns

In this season of Thanksgiving, a quirky source of gratitude has emerged -- Donald Trump's many campaign lies.

 

 

Our View: A better approach to economic development

Posted 11/29/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

For too long, bringing economic development to our state has been a one-side negotiation.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Brexit, then Trump: beginning of a populist tidal wave?

Posted 11/29/2016 in National Columns

Now that the British have voted to secede from the European Union and America has chosen a president who has never before held public office, the French appear to be following suit.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The enduring value of craftsmanship

Posted 11/29/2016 in National Columns

A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

 

Possumhaw: Dream a little dream of Christmas

Posted 11/28/2016 in Local Columns

'Tis the season for the onslaught of holiday catalogs. Some days I open the mailbox optimistically hoping I find a catalog or two. Perusing catalogs is a mindless activity that can transport one to another world, something akin to a "Take me away, Calgon" moment or an hour spent on Pinterest.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Controlling the media is at odds with self-governance

Posted 11/28/2016 in National Columns

The most helpful journalism is fact-centered, verified and solution-oriented. The most profitable is not. Understand that and "mass media" is explained.

 

 

Bill Crawford: Leaders' power play puts egg on their faces

Posted 11/26/2016 in National Columns

How appropriate. Fate chose the week of the Egg Bowl for legislative leaders to have to wipe egg off their faces. How silly. House Republican leaders passed a rule, with Senate mimicry pending, to deny media access to the Legislature's contracts, only to find out they were violating their own law.

 

 

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