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Our View: More names needed for second school district seat

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Dispatch Editorials

By the time the 2018-2019 school year begins, the Columbus Municipal School District will fill dozens of positions.


Editorial cartoons for 2-23-18

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns


Patrick Buchanan: Protect kids or confiscate guns?

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.


Slimantics: Mr. Smith goes to Jackson

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Beginning today and continuing each Thursday, this column will be devoted to state politics under the theory that what happens in the legislature is very much a local story.


Voice of the people: Dr. Andrew W. Stevens



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Our View: Starkville Board of Aldermen flunk Civics test

Posted 2/21/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Board of aldermen and city council meetings provide an opportunity to see the workings of our system of government at the most basic level.



Wyatt Emmerich: Early intervention gets a great return on the investment

Posted 2/21/2018 in Local Columns

Who wouldn't be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door.


Slimantics: Reeves' magical thinking on infrastructure repair

Posted 2/20/2018 in Local Columns

There are 174 people who serve in the Mississippi legislature, folks from all walks of life. What we can assume about them, collectively, is that none of them do the shopping back home, for they just don't seem to understand how it works.


Voice of the people: Joseph Boggess



Patrick Buchanan: Is that Russia troll farm an act of war?

Posted 2/20/2018 in National Columns

According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election.



Charlie Mitchell: Lawmakers praise 'local control' very selectively

Posted 2/19/2018 in National Columns

A prime talking point for legislative advocates of charter schools this year is "local control."



Froma Harrop: In November, democrats need to be the third party

Posted 2/19/2018 in National Columns

Widespread displeasure with Donald Trump and his party bodes well for Democrats in November. They have a good chance of retaking the House and a decent one of winning a Senate majority. But to get there, they must be smart. And being smart includes attracting Republicans repelled by Trump.


Ask Rufus: 100 Years of Military Aviation in the Golden Triangle

Posted 2/17/2018 in Local Columns

Payne Field, four miles north of West Point near the community of White's Station, is a little-known, but very historic air field that has been called Mississippi's first airport

Being Beautiful: And the gold medal goes to ...

Posted 2/17/2018 in Local Columns

Since I was a little boy, the spins on the ice mesmerized me.


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