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Mona Charen: Historic snooker

Posted 6/15/2018 in National Columns

The headline writers adore the word "historic."

 

Slimantics: It ain't easy bein' Blue

Posted 6/14/2018 in Local Columns

There is one immutable truth for Democrats in Mississippi: Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, comes easy.

 

Froma Harrop: Trump will sink the economy, too

Posted 6/14/2018 in National Columns

That was quite a show Donald Trump put on in Canada.

 

 

Our View: Splash pads offer summer fun, but we still mourn the lack of public pools

Posted 6/13/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

By this time next year, Caledonia might have its own splash pad, continuing a trend that has seen cities and towns move away from operating public pools to this less costly but wildly popular alternative.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Behind Trump's exasperation

Posted 6/13/2018 in National Columns

At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as "the piggy bank that everybody is robbing."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Petaluma High learns censorship doesn't work

Posted 6/13/2018 in National Columns

Here's an axiomatic truth: If you want to make sure people see or hear something, ban people from seeing or hearing something.

 

Slimantics: A lesson for losers

Posted 6/12/2018 in Local Columns

As surely as the sun rose today, there are people in our community whose lives seem irreparably broken.

 

Bernard Goldberg: Cowards of academia

Posted 6/12/2018 in National Columns

One of the nice things about summer is that school is out and, at least for a few months, we'll get a welcome break from those sanctimonious liberal snowflakes on college campus who manage to prove that old saying about how the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

 

 

Possumhaw: Everybody's got a snake story

Posted 6/11/2018 in Local Columns

My neighbor, Allene, lives over on the creek. "Have you seen more snakes this year than usual?" she asked. I was a little surprised because, yes, I had seen more snakes lately than I'd seen in all my years. I was hoping it was a fluke, but maybe not.

 

 

Mississippi Voices: Digital world fast becoming our only world

Posted 6/11/2018 in Local Columns

The longer it's around, the more it appears social media has the wrong name. It's really antisocial media. Be assured this is not a rant about mom, dad, Junior and Sis sitting at a table each engaged on his or her mobile device. It's not even a lament of all the visceral comments people make, anonymously or otherwise, on Facebook or Twitter. All of that is real, of course, but it's old news.

 

Ask Rufus: Forever gone

Posted 6/9/2018 in Local Columns

Greenpeace once sold a T-shirt with a picture of a dinosaur and the caption "Extinct means forever." That phrase well applies to some beautiful birds that once graced our skies.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Partial to Home: The irrepressible Mr. Harris

Posted 6/9/2018 in Local Columns

Call someone obsessive, and you run the risk of sounding critical. Yet, I meant it as the highest compliment for the late Gill Harris, the beloved engineer, musician, raconteur, gourmand, father and husband.

 

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Few tears for Aaron Persky

Posted 6/9/2018 in National Columns

There will be few tears for Aaron Persky. California voters gave the Superior Court judge his walking papers last week. Persky, the state's first judge to be recalled since 1932, became a target of national fury two years ago when he sentenced Brock Turner, a Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman after she got drunk at a party.

 

 

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