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Kathleen Parker: What Trump's final tweet should say

Posted 1/18/2017 in National Columns

A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come." That, my friends, is what's known as "fake news."

 

 

Our View: Two philosophies on partisanship

Posted 1/17/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The Mississippi Legislature reached a deadline Monday.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Reagan and Trump: American nationalists

Posted 1/17/2017 in National Columns

Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

 

 

Froma Harrop: When Trump goes low, media can go away

Posted 1/17/2017 in National Columns

Dog trainers have long advised owners against reacting to their pets' attention-seeking antics -- the barking, jumping and pushiness.

 

Possumhaw: Wintering well in the Prairie

Posted 1/16/2017 in Local Columns

Stepping off the front porch, I saw the season's first blooming dandelion.

 

Marc Dion: White empire

Posted 1/16/2017 in National Columns

The Russians, and I don't mean the ones from the "stan" countries, are white.

 

Partial to Home: Our Mother Goose

Posted 1/14/2017 in Local Columns

There was something rare and ineffably sweet about the gathering at the Trotter Center Saturday evening a week ago. "Goose's Grand Gala" it was called, a party for Edwina Williams, known by many as simply, "Mother Goose."

 

Voice of the people: Judge Larnzy L. Carpenter, Jr.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Roses and thorns 1/15/17

Posted 1/14/2017 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the resurgence of neighborhood watch groups in the city of Columbus.

 

Kathleen Parker: Did we really elect Donald Trump?

Posted 1/14/2017 in National Columns

Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"?

 

Patrick Buchanan: Trump's enemies see an opening

Posted 1/14/2017 in National Columns

"Fake news!" roared Donald Trump, the work of "sick people."

Leonard Pitts: Godspeed, Mr. President

Posted 1/14/2017 in National Columns

Dear Mr. President: "Barack Obama is not Jesus." Those were the first words of the first column I ever wrote about you -- a poke in the eye to Democrats who were singing rhapsodic hosannas about a certain highly regarded young senator.

Ask Rufus: The Minister's Duel

Posted 1/14/2017 in Local Columns

It's always surprising how finding an interesting story can lead down a trail to even far more interesting stories.

Slimantics: Starving our way to prosperity

Posted 1/13/2017 in Local Columns

On Thursday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced he has been forced to slash budgets for most state agencies by roughly $51 million. In other shocking developments Thursday, the sun rose in the east and a dog tried to bite a postman.

 

Mona Charen: Goodbye to one selfie pres, hello to another?

Posted 1/13/2017 in National Columns

On Feb. 12, 2015, President Obama made a selfie-stick video for BuzzFeed. You may remember it -- or perhaps not -- because if there's one thing Barack Obama delivered during his eight years in office, it was plenty of celebration of himself.

 

Home Base: The many languages of an 8-year-old

Posted 1/12/2017 in Local Columns

At some point next Friday afternoon, my 8-year-old daughter Zayley will be singing a Chinese song somewhere in public with her class. Or maybe it's Japanese. We're not entirely sure.

 

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