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Possumhaw: It's all in the dirt

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Local Columns

The mornings are cool enough, shady enough and enjoyable enough to work with the flowers and tomatoes, even if you're not a morning person.

Editorial cartoons for 5-22-17

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National Columns


Charlie Mitchell: Battle for school dollars now rests with Supreme Court

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Local Columns

Most students are out for summer, having finished their final exams. In all probability, there were no easy answers. The quest for better K-12 public schools in Mississippi continues, though. Likewise there are no easy answers.


Ask Rufus: A legacy of heroism

Posted 5/20/2017 in Local Columns

There is a strange web about this world that sometimes makes it seem like a much smaller place than it is.

Partial to Home: Fredrick Jackson steps up

Posted 5/20/2017 in Local Columns

We had been talking about his growing up in Columbus and where he went to school, when I asked Fredrick Jackson what got him into politics. He held up his hand. "First, let's talk about my wife," he said.


Other editors: Another legislative failure: highway funding

Posted 5/20/2017 in National Columns



Leonard Pitts: Celebrating the rituals of spring

Posted 5/20/2017 in National Columns

I've been meaning to write this column for years. The inspiration will invariably come some warm May evening as I am standing in the lobby of a downtown hotel and, suddenly, a limousine sweeps up and disgorges these boys in crisp tuxes, these girls in sparkly dresses, T-shirts and hoodies abandoned for the night, looking handsome and gorgeous and startlingly adult as they seek the ballroom where the prom is being held.



Steve Chapman: Don't rush to impeachment

Posted 5/20/2017 in National Columns

To everything there is a season, the Bible and Pete Seeger told us. The season to impeach Donald Trump may come, or it may not. Trying to do it now would be like harvesting sweet corn before it's ripe, yielding something stunted and indigestible.



Our View: Learning from nature

Posted 5/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

There is an old expression that goes, "If you cut your own firewood, it will warm you twice."



Froma Harrop: Can Americans get their democracy back?

Posted 5/19/2017 in National Columns

Boy, wouldn't it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office?



Our View: Runoffs offer evidence that every vote matters

Posted 5/18/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday's municipal runoff elections failed to bring a majority of registered voters to the polls.



Patrick Buchanan: Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre

Posted 5/18/2017 in National Columns

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx.


Slimantics: Memories of Mama and Dad

Posted 5/17/2017 in Local Columns

Now that we are in the period of time between Mother's Day and Father's Day, I have an admission to make.


Leonard Pitts: Where is the Republican outrage?

Posted 5/17/2017 in National Columns

Dear Republicans: So how much more will it take? What else do you need to see?



Our View: Box should apologize for campaign letter

Posted 5/16/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Charlie Box is wrong, not just once, but twice.



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