Some say "leapfrog." Tennis terms are better. Technology serves an update. The return can be a lob, or it could be a rocket. But there is always a return. No aces. Then another serve, then another return.
The gunning down of five cops in Dallas was terrorism, pure and simple. The lunatic who did it framed his rampage as retaliation for police shootings of African-Americans. But these were not two sides of the same coin. They were different coins altogether.
Signs pointed to raccoons having returned to the Prairie house. There was the day a small, empty, well-washed plastic container of crab salad had been lifted from the recycle bin and left on the porch under an Adirondack chair. Disappointing for sure for the raccoon.
Does Hillary Clinton possess the integrity and honesty to be president of the United States? Or are those quaint and irrelevant considerations in electing a head of state in 21st-century America?
Mississippi Power Co.'s "clean coal" boondoggle is an ongoing disaster: humongous cost overruns, grossly missed timetables, construction blunders and, now, the possibility of criminal charges for misleading investors about the still unfinished experiment in Kemper County.
Political cartoonists often take extreme positions to make their point. Even so, the cartoon that ran in Friday's paper advances a perception that is insensitive, hurtful and unfair to the many caring public servants who work in law enforcement. For this we apologize.
A rose to organizers, volunteers and supporters of Camp With a Mission, a day camp for people with special needs.
"What sort of people are we, we Americans? ... Today, we are the most frightening people on this planet." -- Historian Arthur Schlesinger
Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.
Our culture abounds in folk beliefs whose physical presence survive even after their meanings have been forgotten. Things we use for decoration or wear as jewelry often have their roots in olden beliefs in magic and evil spirits.
When the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees selected Dr. Philip Hickman as superintendent in July 2014, the job came with a $175,000 salary and benefits. Lots of benefits.
This morning, it was the first thing I saw when I went on the Internet: Five Dallas police officers had been shot to death Thursday night as they provided security during a march against the police shooting deaths in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and St. Paul, Minnesota.
Just when we thought we had a workable plan. We were so close. And yet there seems to be no end to the Police Department building saga.
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves has put his fiscal credibility on the line.
1. Connie Schultz: The argument for civility NATIONAL COLUMNS
2. Our View: Public involvement essential to successful superintendent search DISPATCH EDITORIALS
3. Our View: The sorry state of our roads emblematic of a do-nothing Legislature DISPATCH EDITORIALS
4. Editorial cartoon for 1-18-18 NATIONAL COLUMNS