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Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

Friday's paper had an article in it about two recent fatal shootings of black men by police officers who were responding to "shots fired" calls. In both cases the police apparently mistook the black men for the criminals when they actually were the "good guys" responding to crimes committed by others.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

A declaimer before this letter: I am writing this because of talk on the street I have heard of late. I am being kind in my remarks, to what the street talk is. No accusations meant, just some information needed to explain our current financial situation.

 

 

Other Editors: 12/10/18

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Never pass a school bus while it is loading or unloading students.

 

Possumhaw: Where did they all come from?

Posted 12/8/2018 in Local Columns

A host of Canada geese have remained with us for an unusually long time. Often the birds migrate in, settle for a while, and when the air turns cold, they head further south. But this year, they have stayed.

 

Jiben Roy: The natural process is the answer. Is it?

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

Recently H.W. Bush died at the age of 94. Our 41st president had a wonderful long active life, which we all cherish. He even had fun skydiving at age 90.

 

 

Cartoonist View 12/9/18

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Bush 41's vision of 'a kinder, gentler nation' is gone with him

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be.

 

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Who lost the world Bush 41 left behind?

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

George H.W. Bush was America's closer. Called in to pitch the final innings of the Cold War, Bush 41 presided masterfully over the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification of Germany, the liberation of 100 million Eastern Europeans and the dissolution of the Soviet Union into 15 independent nations.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Why Barbara Bush is so high up in George H.W.'s obituaries

Posted 12/8/2018 in National Columns

Rarely has a president been identified so closely with his wife. That Barbara Bush never pursued a big-league career made her high profile even more remarkable. Nor did she fashion herself into an icon of elegance and glamour. She rose to prominence for simply being the partner-in-life of George H.W. Bush.

 

Ask Rufus: The Fish Trap

Posted 12/8/2018 in Local Columns

I just took a journey through history, fishing, politics and up the Tombigbee. It all started in the parking lot of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in West Point one day last week.

Home Base: Mississippi Republicans lean on natural selection when it comes to educating its children

Posted 12/7/2018 in Local Columns

My three daughters are all in bed by 8:30 every night. At least four nights a week, that's when my wife breaks out the laptop and various paper-stuffed folders.

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Marc Dion: Stop taking Donald Trump's picture

Posted 12/7/2018 in National Columns

As a columnist who writes some pretty un-pretty things about President Donald Trump, I'm about to briefly leave the pack of wolves howling for his death.

 

 

Our View: A good start for The Retail Coach

Posted 12/6/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

It's still too early to tell just how effective The Retail Coach will be in reinvigorating Columbus' retail sector.

 

 

Larry Elder: Fake praise for GHWB: Where were media when he needed them?

Posted 12/6/2018 in National Columns

As with the passing of former President Ronald Reagan, the media are in full praise mode following the death of former President George Herbert Walker Bush.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Bringing the future back into American politics

Posted 12/6/2018 in National Columns

An ad on ABC's "Live with Kelly and Ryan" shows a little girl dragging a teddy bear to her mom at an elegant dinner table. The mother hugs her again and again. Then up pop the words: "You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation."

 

 

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