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Possumhaw: Them old cotton fields

Posted 10/16/2017 in Local Columns

A week ago, around every bend a field of cotton edged the road. The crops were defoliated, so stalks stood brown holding fluffy white cotton, like cotton candy on a stick. The fields are beautiful, lying in row after row as far as you can see.


Voice of the people: Albert "Chance" Laws, M. D.



Charlie Mitchell: Admit it: Voting Rights Act had a down side, too

Posted 10/16/2017 in Local Columns

A case the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this term illustrates what happens when good intentions go bad.



Partial to Home: Driving lessons

Posted 10/14/2017 in Local Columns

Recently, before setting out on a road trip, I stopped by the library for a handful of books on tape, invaluable companions on long drives.



Voice of the people: Robert "Glenn" Rhyne



Steve Chapman: Trump declares war on the Constitution

Posted 10/14/2017 in National Columns

Donald Trump is to conservatism as SpaghettiOs are to Italian food: a distant, crude and almost unrecognizable cousin. But last year, many conservatives who had trouble rationalizing a vote for Donald Trump settled on one decisive reason. Justices appointed by President Hillary Clinton, they said, could not be trusted to faithfully follow the Constitution.


Ask Rufus: Passing Thoughts of Long Ago

Posted 10/14/2017 in Local Columns

Sometimes being away from home reminds you of home in a very poignant way.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Trump the heir to Reagan?

Posted 10/14/2017 in National Columns

Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review.


Our View: An encouraging victory in the fight against cancer

Posted 10/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The story of MUW math professor Dr. Agnes Carino illustrates an important point where medical treatment is concerned.



Bernard Goldberg: Gun control debate in the wake of Las Vegas

Posted 10/13/2017 in National Columns

Since the carnage in Las Vegas, there's been a lot of talk on TV and commentary in print about gun control.



Our View: Automation creates anticipation, anxiety

Posted 10/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Americans are fascinated by technology, including automation and robotics. We are also more than a little frightened of it.



Connie Schultz: This dark legacy of Harvey Weinstein is far from over

Posted 10/12/2017 in National Columns

Here we are again, America, forced to face ourselves and wincing at our reflection.



Our View: Many felons deserve easier path to restoring voting rights

Posted 10/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tonight at 6 at the Level III nightclub on Main Street in Starkville, Mississippi District 38 congressional candidate Cheikh Taylor will host the third annual Expungement Forum.



Charlie Mitchell: Remake of 'Casablanca' to be set in Mississippi?

Posted 10/11/2017 in Local Columns

It's one of the most famous movies ever, with many memorable lines.



Our View: Body camera video on police proves helpful

Posted 10/10/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It has been three years since the Columbus Police Department first began equipping its officers with body cameras.



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