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Wyatt Emmerich: Mississippi facing same issues as other southern states

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Our neighboring states are dealing with many of the same issues that Mississippi is facing.


Ask Rufus: The Long Ride of Samuel Edmondson

Posted 9/14/2019 in Local Columns

Last week marked 206 years since Samuel Edmondson, riding "hellbent for leather," passed this way spreading a warning of death and destruction.


Froma Harrop: Online baby pics do not always amuse

Posted 9/13/2019 in National Columns

My Facebook feed often carries pictures of children whom I don't know and, in the case of sonograms, who aren't even born yet. They are strangers to me, albeit cute strangers. If I'm very close to the sender, I'll respond in a private message, "That's the most beautiful baby I've ever seen," and then move on.



Patrick J. Buchanan: After Bolton, Trump goals remain unrealized

Posted 9/13/2019 in National Columns

The sudden and bitter departure of John Bolton from the White House was baked in the cake from the day he arrived there.



Our View: Dangerously hot weather good excuse to check on elderly, less fortunate

Posted 9/12/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

Like a visitor who overstays his welcome, the unrelenting summer of 2019 stubbornly remains - temperatures consistently hitting the mid-90s without much relief in sight even as we approach mid-September.



Voice of the people: Heath Fisackerly



Larry Elder: Media bad-mouths the economy like it did in 1992

Posted 9/12/2019 in National Columns

As it did in 1992, the anti-Republican media is covering Trump's economy as negatively as possible while keeping a straight face.


Slimantics: Are we safer now than before 9-11?

Posted 9/11/2019 in Local Columns

Every generation has that seminal moment, an event that stops us in our tracks and is indelibly written into our memory. For my parents, both born in 1919, that event was Pearl Harbor. For my older siblings, it was the assassination of John F. Kennedy.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Another mass shooting, a nation on tenterhooks

Posted 9/11/2019 in National Columns

In 1879, on the road leading into Dodge City, there stood a sign. "The Carrying of Fire Arms Strictly Prohibited," it said. As recounted in the book "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America" by Adam Winkler, the gun control ordinance was the first law passed when the city was organized in 1873. Nor was Dodge unique. Many other western towns, Wichita and Tombstone among them, had similar laws.



Froma Harrop: Taking good money from bad people

Posted 9/11/2019 in National Columns

The now-former head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab went from hero to zero in a couple of news cycles. Once heralded for overseeing projects that use technology for social good, Joichi Ito resigned after revelations that he had tried to hide the source of donations from sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein.



Other Editors: Put touchscreens out of service

Posted 9/10/2019 in National Columns

Aug. 27's election gave further credence to the argument that the touchscreen voting machines Mississippi uses should be mothballed.



Marc Dion: Straight pride and witchcraft

Posted 9/10/2019 in National Columns

There was a "straight pride" parade in Boston last week, maybe 50 miles from my house. I skipped it, and went out for pancakes instead. Then, I came home and did some laundry.



Patrick J. Buchanan: Can Joe Biden run this marathon?

Posted 9/10/2019 in National Columns

Thursday, Sept. 14, looks to be a fateful day in the half-century-long political career of Joe Biden. That night, a three-hour debate will be held, a marathon in politics.


Possumhaw: Alligator looking for a home

Posted 9/9/2019 in Local Columns

Standing on the porch overlooking the small pond I see reeds on the far side lying on the surface of the water. At least I think they're reeds; I go inside and get the binoculars.


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