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Charlie Mitchell: Telemarkerters and cell phones

Posted 7/12/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Attack on Dallas police was terrorism

Posted 7/12/2016 in National Columns

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.

 

Possumhaw: Dunnarts, bandicoots and wombats

Posted 7/11/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Hillary morally unfit to be president?

Posted 7/11/2016 in National Columns

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?

 

 

Other Editors: More damning evidence on Kemper plant

Posted 7/11/2016 in National Columns

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.

 

 

Birney Imes: An apology

Posted 7/9/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

 

Voice of the people: Rufus Ward

 

 

Voice of the people: Fred Bell

 

 

Voice of the people: Christopher Taylor

 

 

Roses and thorns: 7/10/16

Posted 7/9/2016 in Local Columns

A rose to organizers, volunteers and supporters of Camp With a Mission, a day camp for people with special needs.

 

Leonard Pitts: America has gone mad and there's no place to hide

Posted 7/9/2016 in National Columns

"What sort of people are we, we Americans? ... Today, we are the most frightening people on this planet." -- Historian Arthur Schlesinger

Kathleen Parker: America's killing fields

Posted 7/9/2016 in National Columns

Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.

Ask Rufus: Bottle trees, silver coins and fly-speck blue

Posted 7/9/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

Our View: Hickman must go

Posted 7/8/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

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.

 

Slimantics: A sickness in our society

Posted 7/8/2016 in Local Columns

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.

Lynn Spruill: Moving the goal posts (again)

Posted 7/8/2016 in Local Columns

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.

 

Bill Crawford: 2016 puts Tate Reeves' fiscal credibility at risk

Posted 7/8/2016 in Local Columns

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves has put his fiscal credibility on the line.

 

 

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