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Steve Chapman: The long nightmare of the dreamers

Posted yesterday in National Columns

A lot has happened in America since April 25, 2001 -- the 9/11 attacks, two major wars, the Great Recession, the first black president, the iPhone, a Cubs World Series title and Donald Trump.

 

 

Mona Charen: The commencement speech you never hear

Posted yesterday in National Columns

My youngest son's college graduation ceremony was scheduled to be held outdoors. The invitation specified that it would be moved inside to the gym only in the event of "severe" weather. As it turned out, the day was unseasonably cold (low 50s) with occasional drizzle -- probably about as nasty as the weather gets in May without qualifying for severe status.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Trump supporters speak

Posted yesterday in National Columns

We're going to try something different today. Rather than pontificate yet again upon the motives of Donald Trump's supporters, I'll let a few of them explain themselves in their own words.

 

Slimantics: Buses, food, tea and the National Anthem

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Rosa Parks was not opposed to buses. Gandhi harbored no ill will against food. As far as we know, our Forefathers liked tea just fine.

 

Letter to the Editor: Roger Larsen

 

Ask Rufus: Memorial Day

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Last week a project was announced to try and located lost graves of Union soldiers who had been buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus during and at the close of the Civil War.

 

Voice of the people: Andre Roberts

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Field is crowded in race for Harper's seat

Posted 5/25/2018 in Local Columns

The primary for Mississippi's Third Congressional District will be held Tuesday June 5. It's a hotly contested race, typical of Congressional open seats, now that nine-year incumbent Greg Harper decided not to run.

 

Slimantics: Restaurant tax is Jeff Smith's albatross

Posted 5/24/2018 in Local Columns

In an earlier time, Rep. Jeff Smith would be known as a dandy, defined as a person unduly devoted to style, neatness and fashion in dress and appearance.

 

Jiben Roy: For so many things I am grateful but ...

Posted 5/24/2018 in Local Columns

Nature loves diversification and that's we see it in science too.

 

 

Froma Harrop: America's clown show negotiations are not funny

Posted 5/24/2018 in National Columns

When bluster ends in capitulation, what do other negotiating partners see? Blood in the water.

 

 

Our View: What is wrong with studying mass shootings?

Posted 5/23/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine there was a disease that cost the lives of 35,000 Americans each year.

 

 

Voice of the people: Mike Murphy

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'I was wrong' -- the three hardest words in the English language

Posted 5/23/2018 in National Columns

They might be the three hardest words in the English language: "I was wrong."

 

 

Voice of the people: Donna West

 

 

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