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Healthcare clinic a positive move

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Today, we inaugurated a new president, and, as it is with every new administration, there will be changes.

 

 

Mona Charen: The anti-business businessman

Posted yesterday in National Columns

We've been instructed not to take our new president literally but instead seriously (in the felicitous phrasing of Salena Zito).

 

 

Our View: Council's decision to hire crime consultant a positive step

Posted 1/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

During Tuesday's meeting, the Columbus City council voted to hire a consultant to examine ways the Columbus Police Department can be more effective in fighting crime.

 

 

Voice of the people: Heath Fisackerly

 

 

Steve Chapman: On ethics, Trump is no Obama

Posted 1/19/2017 in National Columns

There was a time when American voters had to wonder whether Barack Obama was personally corrupt.

 

Slimantics: Legislature's shell game not worth playing

Posted 1/18/2017 in Local Columns

Seasoned tourists know the games. It's the rubes who are the easy marks.

 

Jiben Roy: Social media and misinformation

Posted 1/18/2017 in Local Columns

We all are familiar with the word "rumor." Rumor runs faster than anything else.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: What Trump's final tweet should say

Posted 1/18/2017 in National Columns

A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come." That, my friends, is what's known as "fake news."

 

 

Our View: Two philosophies on partisanship

Posted 1/17/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The Mississippi Legislature reached a deadline Monday.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Reagan and Trump: American nationalists

Posted 1/17/2017 in National Columns

Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

 

 

Froma Harrop: When Trump goes low, media can go away

Posted 1/17/2017 in National Columns

Dog trainers have long advised owners against reacting to their pets' attention-seeking antics -- the barking, jumping and pushiness.

 

Possumhaw: Wintering well in the Prairie

Posted 1/16/2017 in Local Columns

Stepping off the front porch, I saw the season's first blooming dandelion.

 

Marc Dion: White empire

Posted 1/16/2017 in National Columns

The Russians, and I don't mean the ones from the "stan" countries, are white.

 

Partial to Home: Our Mother Goose

Posted 1/14/2017 in Local Columns

There was something rare and ineffably sweet about the gathering at the Trotter Center Saturday evening a week ago. "Goose's Grand Gala" it was called, a party for Edwina Williams, known by many as simply, "Mother Goose."

 

Voice of the people: Judge Larnzy L. Carpenter, Jr.

 

 

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