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Partial to Home: Mrs. Sparrow's birdhouses

Posted 4/22/2017 in Local Columns

About 20 years ago, when the Internet was in its infancy in these parts, Betty Armstreet Sparrow joined a Yahoo on-line craft club and met a woman in Hannibal, Missouri, named Jackie. The two became best friends.

Roses and thorns 4/23/17

Posted 4/22/2017 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to Columbus High basketball star Robert Woodard II, who is proving to be as big a winner off the court as he is on it.

Steve Chapman: The un-free speech movement at Berkeley

Posted 4/22/2017 in National Columns

There are few prospects in life more appealing than the silence of Ann Coulter. She brings to mind what novelist Mary McCarthy said about playwright and Stalinist Lillian Hellman: "Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" If the world never suffered another emission from Coulter's toxic brain, it would be a better place.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Megadeals are damaging state's economy

Posted 4/22/2017 in National Columns

Wouldn't you love to sell something for $50 million and only be required to pay back $5 million if you failed to deliver? What a deal.

 

Ask Rufus: Three Houses

Posted 4/22/2017 in Local Columns

My plan for today's column was to put together a walking tour of a historic area on the north side of Main Street in Columbus.

 

Our View: Tuition increases further evidence of misplaced priorities

Posted 4/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

The three men who run this state -- Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Phillip Gunn -- are guided by a philosophy as Mississippi's economy goes careening down the road to economic ruin.

 

 

David Harsanyi: 'Buy American. Hire American' is dangerous nonsense

Posted 4/21/2017 in National Columns

"We don't have a level playing field for our workers," President Donald Trump told a group of workers in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Carmakers, don't pick a fight with California

Posted 4/21/2017 in National Columns

News flash: The Obama-era fuel-economy standards would add $875 to the average price of a new vehicle. But proposed border taxes or other tariffs on Mexican imports would add $2,000. President Donald Trump wants a weaker mandate on mileage, and he also wants the tariffs.

 

 

Our View: Lessons from the Challenger disaster

Posted 4/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It was an lecture delivered by an engineer to a group of engineering students, a two-hour talk filled with technical terms and engineering theories.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Connie Schultz: O'Reilly's ouster is no victory for women

Posted 4/20/2017 in National Columns

Bill O'Reilly is finally out at Fox.

 

 

Our View: School superintendent's contract needs clear definition of success

Posted 4/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees held a specially called meeting to consider the future employment of its superintendent, Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The strange and mercifully short ascendancy of Steve Bannon

Posted 4/19/2017 in National Columns

President Trump didn't exactly boot Steve Bannon from his ruling circle of relatives and Wall Street hotshots he might like to have as relatives. True, he threw Bannon off the National Security Council in an abrupt manner. And he piled further indignity on the self-proclaimed architect of his surprising electoral win by telling the media, "Steve is a guy who works for me."

 

 

Our View: School superintendent's contract needs clear definition of success

Posted 4/19/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees held a specially called meeting to consider the future employment of its superintendent, Dr. Philip Hickman.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The strange and mercifully short ascendancy of Steve Bannon

Posted 4/19/2017 in National Columns

President Trump didn't exactly boot Steve Bannon from his ruling circle of relatives and Wall Street hotshots he might like to have as relatives.

 

Slimantics: Mississippians have little reason to complain about federal taxes

Posted 4/18/2017 in Local Columns

Today is the deadline for filing federal income taxes.

 

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