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Patrick Buchanan: Are the democrats bent on suicide?

Posted 2/14/2019 in National Columns

After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as "the longest suicide note in history."

 

 

Froma Harrop: Time for democratic pushback on radicals

Posted 2/14/2019 in National Columns

Outsize attention has been paid to outlier Democrats making outrageous remarks. They are a small handful of House Democrats, though you'd never know it, given all their headlines.

 

 

Our View: Some legal battles over government transparency should be publicly funded

Posted 2/13/2019 in Dispatch Editorials

From its inception, our nation was founded on a few basic, if revolutionary, principles including - as Lincoln put it - "government of the people, by the people and for the people."

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Ridicule, the last great death of a culture

Posted 2/13/2019 in National Columns

A few words about the Trail of Tears and other jokes. Granted, the Trail of Tears would hardly seem a laughing matter.

 

Home Base: On a public health matter, the South fails to rise ... again

Posted 2/12/2019 in Local Columns

Mississippi claims the No. 1 ranking in a statistical category that might surprise you. No, it's not public education funding, vocational training skills or even the number of 4- or 5-star football recruits per capita.

 

Linda Chavez: Why not just be 'an American'?

Posted 2/12/2019 in National Columns

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's insistence that she is Native American has drawn racial taunts from President Donald Trump, who frequently refers to her as "Pocahontas," as well as reprimands from tribal leaders, who note that tribes themselves determine tribal membership.

 

 

Marc Dion: Seussical: The Presidency

Posted 2/11/2019 in National Columns

If you want to know why people in America shoot so much heroin, re-watch Pres. Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Jerry Fortenberry

 

Possumhaw: The Victorian art of salmon fly-tying.

Posted 2/9/2019 in Local Columns

Why would anyone want to steal dead birds? It was the hook that grabbed author Kirk Wallace Johnson's attention. It was the hook that grabbed mine. Johnson's book "The Feather Thief" introduced a world I knew nothing about.

 

Voice of the people: Raymond Gross

 

 

Voice of the people: Jerry Fortenberry

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Raymond

 

Ask Rufus: A Forgotten Aviation Milestone

Posted 2/9/2019 in Local Columns

The centennial of an aviation milestone that was connected to our area passed unnoticed 11 days ago. It was the first transcontinental round-trip airplane flight and only the fourth transcontinental flight.

 

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