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Possumhaw: Out of sight, out of mind

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

The surgeon said, "There's a small surgical risk that you will lose your sight in your left eye. Without the surgery, it's a certainty."

 

Charlie Mitchell: National parks a freebie for Mississippi economy

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

A century ago, Congress created the National Park Service to maintain and enhance America's natural and historic preserves.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The GOP's Trumpian deflation

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Donald Trump. Would that it were unnecessary to mention his name except, say, as a Viagra pitchman.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Hillbilly Elegy': a portrait of America's unseen

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

His name doesn't even appear in the book. But make no mistake. "Hillbilly Elegy," the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump.

 

 

Rheta Johnson: A shout-out about Whispering Bill's book

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

It's almost like one of those "Where's Waldo?" books, when you find the man in the funny cap on every page in every location in every situation.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Lots of smoke here, Hillary

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition.

Roses and thorns 8/28/16

Posted 8/27/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Col. Douglas "Gos" Gosney, Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base.

 

Bill Crawford: Mississippi needs every federal dollar it can get

Posted 8/27/2016 in National Columns

Let's get real. Ignore political ideology for a moment. Mississippi is a poor state, persistently landing near the bottom on income, health, and education rankings.

 

Partial to Home: A night on the river

Posted 8/27/2016 in Local Columns

Beth and I went kayaking Wednesday afternoon. We launched at DeWayne Hayes Park out near Columbus Air Force Base. It's lovely out there.

Ask Rufus: The blues heritage of the Black Prairie

Posted 8/27/2016 in Local Columns

The old Black Prairie of Mississippi and Alabama, named after its fertile soil, has deep roots in the history of blues music.

 

Nature’s force

Posted 8/26/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Nature can be a magnificent thing when we pause to notice.

 

Lynn Spruill: My front door

Posted 8/26/2016 in Local Columns

I have lots of stickers on the front door of my office. Probably too many. I have the typical "We're Open" sign that reverses to "We'll be back at" with a clock face and moving clock hands so we can approximate our return from wherever.

 

Jamie Stiehm: How the 22nd Amendment has hurt democracy: a ramble

Posted 8/26/2016 in National Columns

Deep in the heart of summer, things stand still here as an army of cicadas conquers the capital. As one of those who has not fled, I'm left to wander down history's trails, ambling up to the present.

 

 

Our View: All of us play a role in ensuring veterans services

Posted 8/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

There are many, many ways we honor our veterans, all of them merited.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Hillary's heel

Posted 8/25/2016 in National Columns

When I wrote the headline "Hillary's heel," I was thinking of Achilles, not Bill, though the former president is usually within nipping range of his wife's pantsuit hem.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women

Posted 8/25/2016 in National Columns

"You know, it really doesn't matter what (the media) write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass," Donald Trump philosophized during an interview with Esquire magazine

 

Slimantics: Country Mouse vs. City Mouse

Posted 8/24/2016 in Local Columns

Maybe I'm just getting old, but more and more as of late, current events stir the echoes of my childhood.

 

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