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Larry Elder: Trump's Hollywood star must go -- but they get a pass?

Posted 8/16/2018 in National Columns

During the 2016 presidential campaign, a man dressed like a construction worker, carrying a pickax, destroyed Donald Trump's sidewalk star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



Leonard Pitts: A great moment in black history

Posted 8/16/2018 in National Columns

And now here's this week's episode of Great Moments in Black History. The year is 1979. Jimmy Carter is in office, disco is on the radio and Ron Stallworth has just joined the Ku Klux Klan.



Our View: The Dispatch remains committed to local journalism

Posted 8/15/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past 20 years or so, it is no secret that the newspaper industry has struggled on the business side, with newspapers being shuttered, staffs being cut and coverage of some news being eliminated or greatly reduced.



Voice of the people: Melody Vydas



Patrick Buchanan: America's lengthening enemies list

Posted 8/15/2018 in National Columns

Friday, deep into the 17th year of America's longest war, Taliban forces overran Ghazni, a provincial capital that sits on the highway from Kabul to Kandahar.



Our View: MSU E-Center's downtown Starkville location could serve as a beacon for entrepreneurship

Posted 8/14/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

On Monday, Mississippi State University held an event to announce its plans for a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agricultural designed to build on the university's entrepreneurship program by providing a place where new start-ups can develop, build and test prototypes of their products.



Froma Harrop: Comic relief as we wait for Trump to be gone

Posted 8/14/2018 in National Columns

Rick Wilson was minding his own business as a Republican operative when Donald Trump happened.


Possumhaw: Living like pioneers

Posted 8/13/2018 in Local Columns

"I would like to do something this afternoon and it involves water." I suspected this would arouse Sam's interest.


Voice of the people: Darlene Cox



Charlie Mitchell: Treading water shouldn't be good enough for voters

Posted 8/13/2018 in Local Columns

After 30 minutes with the household bills, Dad comes to the dinner table. Looking somber, he tells Mom, Junior and Sis, "We've got to cut back. We're spending more than we have."



Letter to the Editor: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.


Partial to Home: Cultural exchange

Posted 8/11/2018 in Local Columns

KREIENSEN, GERMANY - My friend Axel and I were standing at Track 2 one day last week waiting for the 7:33 a.m. train to Hannover when he shouted greetings to someone across the way. "He's an Elvis impersonator," Axel said. "He's quite good."


Leonard Pitts: Intolerance can never be up for debate

Posted 8/11/2018 in National Columns

Donald Trump is a man of famously definite opinions. Whether it be about Mexicans, Muslims or Mueller, he knows what he thinks and isn't shy about sharing.



Steve Chapman: The truth behind Chicago's violence

Posted 8/11/2018 in National Columns

The bloodletting in Chicago last weekend, with 74 people shot, 12 fatally, was enough to horrify even locals, who are relatively inured to chronic slaughter at the hands of gun-wielding felons. "Unbelievable," said state Rep. La Shawn Ford, a black Chicago Democrat who went so far as to call on President Donald Trump for help.



Patrick Buchanan: Who determines 'universal values'?

Posted 8/11/2018 in National Columns

Is it any of Canada's business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business.



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