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Slimantics: Katherine the Tate is the most interesting choice for Congress

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Monday in Starkville, the Oktibbeha County Republicans hosted a forum for the six GOP candidates who have thrown their hats -- tin-foil or otherwise -- into the race to replace Gregg Harper in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Froma Harrop: Imagine a 2020 street fight between Cuomo and Trump

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Democrats scouring their ranks for a 2020 presidential candidate should put Andrew Cuomo high on their list.

 

 

Our View: Story of Tuskegee Airmen is something all kids can learn from

Posted 4/19/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

This week, the Lowndes County School District and Columbus Municipal School District paid a combined $4,000 to bring the RISE ABOVE Red Tails program to its middle-schoolers.

 

 

Tom Rosshirt: Thank you, Mrs. Bush

Posted 4/19/2018 in National Columns

My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago today, passing away in his bed in my parents' home in Houston.

 

 

Our View: Sales tax laws put local businesses at disadvantage

Posted 4/18/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine you opened a small business.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Despite pending federal lawsuit, outlook remains bleak for state's mentally ill prisoners

Posted 4/18/2018 in Local Columns

Two hundred and twenty-six years ago, the Federalists were having trouble getting the states to ratify the new Constitution of the United States. The anti-Federalists, led by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry, feared the proposed constitution did not adequately protect the individual rights of the common man.

 

 

Our View: Summer work program worthy of public support

Posted 4/17/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippians have long understood the importance of a strong work ethic and believe that, like all skills, it is something that can and should be taught at an early age.

 

 

Voice of the people: Marlies Bearden

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Froma Harrop: Social media spreads fake bodies, as well as fake news

Posted 4/17/2018 in National Columns

Phony "news" stories aren't the only toxic content being spread on social media these days. Bad people are pitching digitally touched-up rear ends and modified thighs as real, dismaying teens and young women unable to attain what's being sold as perfection.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Sad to hear Wicker singing praises of Trump

Posted 4/16/2018 in Local Columns

With apologies to Lloyd Bentsen, Mississippians have watched the career of Roger Wicker for a while. Roger Wicker is no Donald Trump.

 

 

Mississippi Issues: A lot at stake for C Spire, AT&T in state telecom contract

Posted 4/16/2018 in Local Columns

 

 

Mississippi Voices: Sad to hear Wicker singing praises of Trump

Posted 4/16/2018 in Local Columns

With apologies to Lloyd Bentsen, Mississippians have watched the career of Roger Wicker for a while. Roger Wicker is no Donald Trump.

 

 

Possumhaw: New every morning

Posted 4/14/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Spring comes every year, and yet it's new every morning. Sam left before dawn, headed to the fishing hole. With fishing it's important to be first to the hole. I roused slightly, saying our goodbyes, then dozed off again until I heard the birds singing.

 

 

Roses and thorns: 4/15/18

Posted 4/14/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

 

 

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