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Ask Rufus: The Black Prairie of 1835

Posted 2/18/2017 in Local Columns

I have always considered myself to be a child of the prairie.

Partial to Home: Icebergs as big as houses

Posted 2/18/2017 in Local Columns

Sunday morning, two weeks ago, the parking lot of the Dollar General in Eastpoint, Florida, was jumping. Beth and I had stopped for bottled water. We were headed into the interior of the Florida Panhandle for a day of kayaking.

Patrick J. Buchanan: The deep state targets Trump

Posted 2/18/2017 in National Columns

When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, "If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state."

 

Steve Chapman: Trump's strange coziness with the Kremlin

Posted 2/18/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump assured Americans Thursday that he is not acting in covert concert with Vladimir Putin. "I have nothing to do with Russia," he said during his news conference, insisting, "The whole Russian thing, that's a ruse."

 

 

Our View: Snow family deserving of Legislature's honor

Posted 2/17/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Roughly half way through the 2017 session, the Mississippi Legislature's performance is, as usual, subject to mixed reviews.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Campus free speech an oxymoron?

Posted 2/17/2017 in National Columns

Since arriving in the White House, Donald Trump has upended many customs and norms, including many whose value was not fully appreciated before.

 

 

Marion Whitley: The urge to reach out

Posted 2/17/2017 in National Columns

Recently, I happened to be standing in line at my Eastside Manhattan grocery checkout behind two Muslim women wearing hijabs.

 

Slimantics: Civic clubs: Eat, pray, listen, but everybody goes home at 1

Posted 2/16/2017 in Local Columns

Lunch and a speaker. Today, it is the Exchange Club. Yesterday it was the Kiwanis. The day before that, Rotary.

 

Froma Harrop: What is Trump most afraid of?

Posted 2/16/2017 in National Columns

Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can play the prince, favoring a wedding party with a cameo or entertaining the Japanese prime minister in lavish Palm Beach style.

 

 

Our View: Efforts to expedite foster care training requires caution

Posted 2/15/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The foster care system in Mississippi has been a source of shame and embarrassment for years, if not decades. That's the bad news.

 

 

Voice of the people: Ruby Bell

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Open letter to our so-called president

Posted 2/15/2017 in National Columns

Dear Mr. So-Called President: So let me explain to you how this works.

 

 

Our View: Ward 5 meeting turnout encouraging

Posted 2/14/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday evening, consultant K.B. Turner held the second of six planned ward meetings to discuss how the Columbus Police Department can better serve its residents and what residents can do to assist those efforts.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is the left playing with fire again?

Posted 2/14/2017 in National Columns

To those who lived through that era that tore us apart in the '60s and '70s, it is starting to look like "deja vu all over again."

 

Possumhaw: Harbingers of spring

Posted 2/13/2017 in Local Columns

Last week, in the early morning, daffodils were standing 4 inches tall, topped with buds.

 

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