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Charlie Mitchell: Bush elected before campaigns became science

Posted 12/4/2018 in Local Columns

It's true that George H.W. Bush was the last president from The Greatest Generation. This week, commentators have pointed out that when Bill Clinton defeated Bush for a second term, Clinton's youth was a big plus.


Possumhaw: The little bird book

Posted 12/3/2018 in Local Columns

The deciduous trees let go their leaves, the foliage folded into nothingness and the cold descended like the night sky.


Wyatt Emmerich: Remembering Jeff Cole

Posted 12/3/2018 in Local Columns

On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we buried my step father-in-law.



Other editors: The (somewhat obvious) ethical problems with creating gene-edited babies

Posted 12/1/2018 in National Columns

It has long been a scientific dream: to inoculate people against terrible diseases before they're born.


Partial to Home: A day in the woods

Posted 12/1/2018 in Local Columns

To say you spent a day in the woods with a woodcutter sounds like the opening lines of a folk tale.


Patrick Buchanan: Is Putin the provocateur in the Kerch crisis?

Posted 12/1/2018 in National Columns

On departure for the G-20 gathering in Buenos Aires, President Donald Trump canceled his planned weekend meeting with Vladimir Putin, citing as his reason the Russian military's seizure and holding of three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors.



Marc Dion: Armed guards among the Jews

Posted 12/1/2018 in National Columns

Tonight, a month or so after the shootings at a synagogue in Pennsylvania (remember those? I didn't think so.), I went to an "interfaith memorial service" at a synagogue about five minutes from my house in a midsized Massachusetts city.



Leonard Pitts: 'There is no such thing as a child prostitute

Posted 12/1/2018 in National Columns

No one even knows how many girls there were.


Ask Rufus: The Face in a Photograph

Posted 12/1/2018 in Local Columns

It is a rare and very poignant image. A lady photographed as a slave in Columbus circa 1860.


Our View: New life for a struggling airport

Posted 11/30/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Pending approval by the Columbus City Council and the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, the Columbus-Lowndes Airport will be "under new management," as the saying goes.



Voice of the people: Bobby Perry



Brandon Presley: Rural Mississippians deserve internet service

Posted 11/30/2018 in Local Columns

Ask any elected official in Mississippi if people living in rural areas deserve the same quality of life as people living in cities and you will probably get a quick "yes" but, that isn't what current state policy says.



Brett Kittredge: Real debate is lacking on college campuses

Posted 11/30/2018 in Local Columns

Colleges and universities are supposed to be places where curiosity is developed and intellectual debate in encouraged. But with each passing day, it appears that the debate part of the equation is limited in favor of indoctrination, or at a minimum, silence.



Our View: Hydroelectric studies at area dams generate interest

Posted 11/29/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Since its completion in 1984, efforts to maximize the benefits of the Tenn-Tom Waterway have focused heavily on increasing commercial traffic and, of course, recreational opportunities.



Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr.



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