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Our View: Looking out for the little guy

Posted earlier today in Dispatch Editorials

Wednesday, Mississippi's Public Service Commission sent an unequivocal message to Mississippi Power: You will not gamble with the rate-payers' money.

 

Slimantics: When a win is really a loss

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

When The 5th District Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling against Mississippi's HB1523, also known as "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act," on Thursday, a lot of folks didn't know whether to shrug their shoulders or set their hair on fire and run down the street.

 

Froma Harrop: Morality tale at Uber: Reputation still counts

Posted earlier today in National Columns

Travis Kalanick helped found and build Uber into a corporate giant worth more than Ford Motor Co. On Tuesday, Uber's board effectively fired Kalanick.

 

 

Our View: Is Mickens underpaid or under a rock?

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Imagine it is your first day on a new job. What's the first thing you do?

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar

 

 

Bernard Goldberg: Cowards of academia

Posted yesterday 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.

 

 

Our View: Turner's good qualities should not be forgotten

Posted 6/21/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Marty Turner was a no-show Tuesday in what would have been his last official meeting as a Columbus City councilman.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

 

Steve Chapman: Political violence: 'As American as cherry pie'

Posted 6/21/2017 in National Columns

Someday, I hope, I'll sit a couple of grandkids on my lap and tell them about the days when Americans abstained from political violence and settled all our differences peaceably through the democratic process. Or maybe I'll pick a different fairy tale.

 

 

Our View: Eating out is good for us

Posted 6/20/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

One way you can perform your civic duty is by eating. Sounds too good to be true, right?

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: The most Southern place on earth

Posted 6/20/2017 in Local Columns

In a world changing at an ever-increasing pace, the spring convocation of the Delta Council stands as a monument to the old days.

 

Possumhaw: Brown-eyed beggar boy

Posted 6/19/2017 in Local Columns

Often, I am amazed at how much the world is changing, but none more so than last week when I stopped at the gas station for gas and a cup of Southern Pecan coffee.

 

Charlie Mitchell: The scourge of cell-phone telemarketing

Posted 6/19/2017 in Local Columns

Antony, foreseeing chaos in the aftermath of the murder of Julius Caesar, intoned, "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the dogs of war." In more contemporary artistry with words, the Baha Men gave us, "Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who?"

 

Ask Rufus: A crutch's story

Posted 6/17/2017 in Local Columns

On Friday the Billups-Garth Foundation presented to the S.D. Lee Home a 153-year-old wooden crutch with the owner's name carved across it. It is a grand example of how confusing history can be.

 

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