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Possumhaw: Music of the morning

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Sam walked in the door asking, "What happened on the porch? It looks like a gale force wind swept through."


Patrick Buchanan: Russiagate is no Watergate

Posted yesterday in National Columns

"History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance," John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and "Russiagate" which has bedeviled Donald Trump.


Partial to Home: Why I love Finland

Posted 6/15/2019 in Local Columns

HELSINKI, FINLAND -- We took a seat on the ferry to Suomenlinna next to a man eating strawberries. He looked like an athlete, tall, lean with California-surfer good looks. He was dressed in his bicycle garb, helmet at his side.


Other editors: Third grade gate's big challenge

Posted 6/15/2019 in National Columns

The good news is that another 3,000 third graders have gotten a high enough score on Mississippi's reading test to advance to the fourth grade.



Voice of the people: Joe Dillon


Ask Rufus: The Beginning of a Town, June 1819

Posted 6/15/2019 in Local Columns

The founding of Columbus involved a series of settlements and events stretching from 1810 to 1819.

Slimantics: Bulldog Baseball: Seems like old times

Posted 6/14/2019 in Local Columns

In 1985, I made my first and only trip to Omaha, Nebraska, for the College World Series.


Froma Harrop: Tweets, stock prices and Donald Trump

Posted 6/13/2019 in National Columns

President Donald Trump's tweets often set off big gyrations in stock prices. Anyone who knows of the tweets in advance could make a fortune, though not legally.



Larry Elder: America will always be 'racist' -- if nirvana is the goal

Posted 6/13/2019 in National Columns

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted that America could elect a black president in 40 years or less.



Our View: The spirit of optimism at Camp Rising Sun

Posted 6/12/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

For 32 years, Camp Rising Sun has been beating the odds, facing down challenges and innovating, not unlike the kids for whom the camp was founded.



Patrick Buchanan: Are abortion & gay rights American values?

Posted 6/12/2019 in National Columns

"My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life," said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. "I accept my church's position on abortion as ... doctrine. Life begins at conception. ... I just refuse to impose that on others."



Our View: Sounds of Summer is a great excuse to brave the heat

Posted 6/11/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

The summer days are long, tedious and often uncomfortable enough to drive us indoors. There are few things that can coax us out of isolation, though, and one of the most successful has been Sounds of Summer.



Froma Harrop: Finding people to fill empty spaces

Posted 6/11/2019 in National Columns

A tiny French mountain village with a long name, L'Hospitalet-pres-l'Andorre, has lost half its population over three decades. Its name in English would be "The Hospital Near Andorra." (Andorra is a small principality shoehorned between France and Spain.)



Larry Elder: AOC returns to the scene of the Minimum Wage Crime

Posted 6/11/2019 in National Columns

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an advocate for a $15 minimum wage, returned to work as a bartender for one day. Ocasio-Cortez said: "All labor has dignity, and the way that we give labor dignity is by paying people the respect and the value that they are worth at minimum. We have to make one fair wage, and we have to raise the national minimum wage to $15 an hour, nothing less."



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