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Voice of the people: Josh Dohmen

 

 

Marc Dion: Woody Guthrie, by God

Posted 7/1/2019 in National Columns

Woody Guthrie, by God, that Commie Okie, the troubadour of the Dust Bowl.

 

 

Charen: Please, raise my taxes?

Posted 6/29/2019 in National Columns

With metronomic regularity, some well-motivated billionaire announces that he wishes the government would increase his taxes. The latest entrant is Eli Broad.

 

Possumhaw: Where does the day go?

Posted 6/29/2019 in National Columns

Every morning I plan my day and make lists. As quickly as the thoughts came, I remembered women I had seen in a Honduras village. I'll call this one Abagail.

Ask Rufus: Stories to Treasure

Posted 6/29/2019 in Local Columns

I was planning on writing today about the 1830s homes of Columbus that are rapidly being destroyed without even an attempt to salvage valuable materials out of them. However, the last two days I have had several people ask me about family stories.

 

Our View: City's request for cleanup plans are measured, appropriate

Posted 6/28/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

When the city of Columbus sent letters to 27 homeowners whose properties were severely damaged by the Feb. 23 tornado informing them that they had until Monday to respond with their plans to rebuild, repair or demolish their properties, it was viewed by some as adding insult to injury.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi

Posted 6/28/2019 in National Columns

"For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one regime change war after the next, leading us into a new Cold War and arms race, costing us trillions of our hard-earned tax payer dollars and countless lives. This insanity must end." Donald Trump, circa 2016?

 

 

Our View: Proper notice of public meetings is crucial for citizen participation

Posted 6/27/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

There is likely no better example of self-governance than your local school board.

 

 

Larry Elder: Reparations: How not to foster racial harmony

Posted 6/27/2019 in National Columns

About reparations, a skeptical President Barack Obama in 2016 told reparations proponent Ta-Nehisi Coates that it would divide the country.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Do you really want to travel so much?

Posted 6/27/2019 in National Columns

Hypertourism has become the curse of desirable places all over the world. It refers to the swarms of tourists who clog the plazas and narrow streets of prized cultural destinations -- Florence, Venice, Barcelona, Prague and others.

 

Slimantics: Riddle me this

Posted 6/26/2019 in Local Columns

There are two riddles in this column.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Reeves' republicanism isn't what Mississippi needs

Posted 6/26/2019 in Local Columns

When my son Lawrence was about 13, he had a T-shirt with the words "I make it look easy" printed on it. That's the way I feel about gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves. He makes it look easy.

 

 

Other Editors: Free college favors the most fortunate

Posted 6/25/2019 in National Columns

 

 

Voice of the people: Jerry Fortenberry

 

 

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