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Our View: Two philosophies on partisanship

Posted earlier today in Dispatch Editorials

The Mississippi Legislature reached a deadline Monday.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Reagan and Trump: American nationalists

Posted earlier today 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 earlier today 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 yesterday in Local Columns

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

 

Marc Dion: White empire

Posted yesterday 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.

 

Our View: Police chief's fatalistic view on crime undermines public confidence

Posted 1/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Closing in on his first year as Columbus Police Chief, Oscar Lewis has often made reference to his Christian faith, beginning during his interview for the job last January.

 

 

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