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Our View: Hughes bears unmistakable mark of leadership

Posted earlier today in Dispatch Editorials

He is a first-term state representative whose only previous credentials were a couple of terms as a city aldermen. His ties to his own party go back less than a year.

 

Lynn Spruill: BINGO!

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

Up until recently the only reference that bingo conjured up for me was the simple little ditty about the farmer's dog: "and B.I.N.G.O. was his name O." Not so any more.

 

Voice of the people: Frances Evans Rogers

 

 

Our View: Unemployment rates show the importance of small business

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Each month, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security releases its Labor Market Information Report, more commonly known as unemployment rates.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The public squalor of airport security

Posted yesterday in National Columns

I was about to share my own sob story, when I read that hundreds of passengers missed their flights at Chicago O'Hare International Airport because of hours-long security lines.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Pragmatism don't know Bernie

Posted yesterday in National Columns

A few words in defense of pragmatism. That ideal has taken quite a beating lately, mostly at the hands of Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Non-profit journalism

Posted 5/25/2016 in Local Columns

I received a nice letter from Donna Barksdale asking me to contribute to a new online Mississippi news service called Mississippi Today.

 

 

Our View: Leike and DeBardeleben deserve our gratitude

Posted 5/25/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Like all cities, Columbus has had its share of mistakes, misadventures and missed opportunities during its long history. It has also had its share of successes, too.

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Grim choices

Posted 5/25/2016 in National Columns

We must frankly face the fact that the front runners in both political parties represent a new low, at a time of domestic polarization and unprecedented nuclear dangers internationally.

 

 

Our View: When becoming a part of the story is an obligation

Posted 5/24/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

As a rule, the media rarely seeks to become part of the stories they report. It is a long-established tenet of the profession that the media works best when it is an impartial observer.

 

Slimantics: Senior Expo exceeds all expectations

Posted 5/24/2016 in Local Columns

It ain't easy getting old. First off, it's terribly time-consuming.

 

Froma Harrop: The cure for expensive cities is moving vans

Posted 5/24/2016 in National Columns

A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the digital revolution. It failed to empty out the cities.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

Slimantics: Paws for a Cause has gone to the dogs

Posted 5/23/2016 in Local Columns

On the first Saturday in May, Louisville, Kentucky, is home to "The Run for the Roses." On the third Saturday in May, Columbus is home to the "Run of the Noses."

Possumhaw: You could be sugar-addicted if ...

Posted 5/23/2016 in Local Columns

The doctor warned our cholesterol levels were rising, not dangerously so, but rising. No medicines were required, but paying closer attention to our eating habits was advised.

 

Bob Usey: Mental health in Mississippi needs immediate attention

Posted 5/23/2016 in Local Columns

Of the 174 members of the Legislature, I wonder just how many of them ever drove just a few miles South of the Capitol at Jackson to actually visit the Whitfield State Hospital for the mentally ill.

 

 

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