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Our View: Poll: Mississippians open to tax hike for roads/bridges and schools

Posted 4/13/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

The idea of raising taxes is popular nowhere. Rare is the politician who even hints at such a thing on the campaign trail.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Overdose deaths are the product of drug prohibition

Posted 4/13/2018 in National Columns

During Prohibition, drinkers never knew what they would get when they set out to slake their thirst.

 

Slimantics: The orange cone business, a growth industry in Mississippi

Posted 4/12/2018 in Local Columns

I hate to be the one to mention it, but our state is pretty much falling apart.

 

Voice of the people: Marion Whitley

 

 

Larry Elder: Why is Facebook groveling?

Posted 4/12/2018 in National Columns

What is it about spectacular American business success stories like Facebook that brings out envy and resentment?

 

 

Our View: Like other projects, new restaurant tax would be best as joint effort

Posted 4/11/2018 in Dispatch Editorials

In the aftermath of the failed effort to extend Lowndes County's 2-percent restaurant tax, the question that is most prominent now is, "Now, what?"

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: What George Wallace and Jerry Brown have in common

Posted 4/11/2018 in National Columns

Who knows where George Wallace went after he left this life, but wherever he is, he must be smiling.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Have you ever seen the moon?

Posted 4/11/2018 in National Columns

Have you ever seen the moon? You will likely answer that you have, many times.

 

 

Voice of the people: Andre Deforrest Roberts

 

 

Froma Harrop: Trump didn't lie to farmers

Posted 4/10/2018 in National Columns

Farmers keep asking why Donald Trump is hurting them on trade when they helped elect him. The better question is: Why did they help elect him?

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Has the war party hooked Trump?

Posted 4/10/2018 in National Columns

With his Sunday tweet that Bashar Assad, "Animal Assad," ordered a gas attack on Syrian civilians, and Vladimir Putin was morally complicit in the atrocity, President Donald Trump just painted himself and us into a corner.

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Donald and Stormy in the United States of Entertainment

Posted 4/9/2018 in National Columns

If there was any doubt that we live in the United States of Entertainment just check out the "60 Minutes" ratings for its Stormy Daniels interview.

 

 

Steve Chapman: Trump, the Anti-Business President

Posted 4/7/2018 in National Columns

White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit when the stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: What killed Martin Luther King?

Posted 4/7/2018 in National Columns

MEMPHIS -- Martin Luther King's men had a different question.

 

 

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