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Mona Charen: Feelings not always a good guide to justice

Posted 3/23/2017 in National Columns

Conservatives have rightly taken pride in Neil Gorsuch's calm and cerebral performance at his Senate confirmation hearings.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Trump's chickens finally come home to roost

Posted 3/23/2017 in National Columns

On Monday, accountability finally arrived for Donald Trump.

 

 

Our View: Fighting the good fight

Posted 3/22/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Mike Hurst visited Columbus Tuesday in his new role as the head of the Mississippi Justice Institute.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Rep.'s campaign against state media reflects misunderstanding

Posted 3/22/2017 in Local Columns

State Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, has his toga in a knot because a Delta newspaper publisher offered his opinion -- opinion -- that Gipson, who chairs House Judiciary B, went too far in mixing religion and public policy.

 

 

Our View: Downtown shooting demands calm, cooperative solutions

Posted 3/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday's early morning shooting incident near the Princess Theater has put local residents and business owners on edge.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Will Russiagate backfire on the left?

Posted 3/21/2017 in National Columns

The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale.

 

Possumhaw: The vernal equinox is upon us

Posted 3/20/2017 in Local Columns

This very morning at 5:29 CDT the vernal equinox took place while some of us were sleeping. We in the northern hemisphere were officially ushered into spring while at the same time the southern hemisphere ventured into fall.

 

Home Base: Not just any small town

Posted 3/20/2017 in Local Columns

Growing up in a small town in Arkansas, one far too small for even a Walmart to sniff its borders, the idea of seeing a college basketball game in person was a pipe dream.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

Ask Rufus: 99 years ago airplanes were everywhere

Posted 3/18/2017 in Local Columns

In 1917 the Army began construction of a pilot training base on 533 acres in the prairie four miles north of West Point.

Partial to Home: Table tennis, anyone?

Posted 3/18/2017 in Local Columns

What ever happened to ping pong? Do kids still play it in basements? It's a great game -- improves coordination, reflexes and provides an easy way to socialize. Table tennis, the sport, while using the same table, paddle and ball, is something altogether different. More on that in a minute.

 

Other Editors: The wrong way to do the right thing

Posted 3/18/2017 in National Columns

Winston Churchill, the legendary British prime minister, made this observation during World War II: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they've tried everything else."

 

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is McCain hijacking Trump's foreign policy?

Posted 3/18/2017 in National Columns

"The senator from Kentucky," said John McCain, speaking of his colleague Rand Paul, "is working for Vladimir Putin ... and I do not say that lightly."

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Time to explain journalism to Fox News ... again

Posted 3/18/2017 in National Columns

It is time, once again, to explain journalism to Fox News.

 

 

Mona Charen: More conservative than thou

Posted 3/18/2017 in National Columns

In our ideologically scrambled age, it's getting very hard to tell who's who.

 

 

Our View: Media has role to play in law enforcement

Posted 3/17/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Over the past couple of years, as tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve have grown, there have been concerted efforts by law enforcement agencies throughout the country to strengthen those relationships.

 

 

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