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Patrick J. Buchanan: An establishment in panic

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, "I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."


Froma Harrop: Clinton should have made her Wall Street speeches public

Posted 10/22/2016 in National Columns

I've dismissed talk of Hillary Clinton's "secrecy problem" as mere babble in an election year. I thought, for example, that Clinton had no obligation to disclose her mild pneumonia, a temporary ailment she was over in a few days.



Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump's victim mentality

Posted 10/22/2016 in National Columns

"Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" -- The Coasters from "Charlie Brown" Donald Trump has a victim mentality.


Partial to Home: Bob Nolan's Trumpian encounter

Posted 10/22/2016 in Local Columns

A couple weeks ago, Bob Nolan and I were standing around in my backyard talking. Actually, I was doing the talking; Bob was repairing a crack in a rowboat made of polyethylene plastic with a heat gun. I was trying to stay out of his way.


Local Voices: Life as a minority

Posted 10/22/2016 in Local Columns

Ever heard of Yazidi, a very small community in Northern Iraq? Probably not. We never heard of them until ISIS started massacring its residents in 2014.


Roses and thorns 10/23/16

Posted 10/22/2016 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Mississippi State University graduate student and band member Martin Kinsey, who joined with university band members across the country to participate in "Be the Match," a program that provides bone marrow for patients battling more than 70 diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell anemia.

Ask Rufus: Horned serpents, a portal and a witch

Posted 10/22/2016 in Local Columns

Next Friday there will be a Chickasaw Indian Heritage Festival in Tupelo. That event provides the perfect backdrop for an interesting ancient Chickasaw legend. It is the legend of Tibbee Lake, which is between Columbus and West Point.


Our View: MUW's choices are a tribute to unsung heroes

Posted 10/21/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Often when a name goes up on a building, it honors a politician or benefactor.


Lynn Spruill: The value of showing up

Posted 10/21/2016 in Local Columns

Many years ago one of my exs attended a prestigious management seminar on the East Coast.


Jaime Stiehm: The last debate showed us who they are

Posted 10/21/2016 in National Columns

American democracy is meant to be messy, not ugly.



Our View: Political maneuverings damage value of MDE's ratings

Posted 10/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Today, the Mississippi Department of Education released its "report cards" for the state's schools and school districts for the 2015-16 school year.



Kathleen Parker: How Trump could still win

Posted 10/20/2016 in National Columns

With the final presidential debate behind us, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate than the numbers suggest.



Froma Harrop: American brats abroad

Posted 10/20/2016 in National Columns

Amanda Knox was innocent of the grisly murder for which she did time in an Italian jail.



Our View: Social media requires precautions in absence of solutions

Posted 10/19/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

The arrest of a Columbus man earlier this month on charges of using a computer to lure a child for sexual purposes should serve as a reminder that child predators are in every community.



Thomas Sowell: Our predicament

Posted 10/19/2016 in National Columns

There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory.



Our View: Brooks charge of racism damages our community

Posted 10/18/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Leroy Brooks ought to be ashamed.



Voice of the people: Major Alan Phillips



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