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Voice of the people: Gerald and Alice Scallions

 

Lynn Spruill: A city Halloween policy?

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

We are rapidly approaching one of the best excuses to have candy around the house.

 

Thomas Sowell: Predatory journalism

Posted yesterday in National Columns

The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls "predatory lending."

 

 

Our View: Ben Bradlee's enduring legacy

Posted 10/23/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

For more than 40 years now, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein have been the models for bright, young, aggressive people who have entered the field of journalism.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Canada can be tough on immigration

Posted 10/23/2014 in National Columns

Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

 

 

Our View: A strong case for a liberal arts education

Posted 10/22/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Eighty-nine years ago, a 16-year-old girl from Jackson began studying English literature at what was then known as Mississippi State College for Women (now MUW).

 

 

Dana Milbank: President pariah

Posted 10/22/2014 in National Columns

They were fired up and ready to go home.

 

 

Our View: No shortage of cultural offerings

Posted 10/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium begins Thursday.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Jobs of the future will go to prepared people, regions

Posted 10/21/2014 in Local Columns

In 2008 when the global economy imploded, experts predicted there would be no quick bounce-back.

 

 

Froma Harrop: 'Death with Dignity' law is least slippery slope

Posted 10/21/2014 in National Columns

The story of Brittany Maynard has revived the debate over Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.

 

 

Our View: A beneficial conversation, a needed partnership

Posted 10/20/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When was the last time you had a conversation with a cop? Too often, our interactions with law enforcement are limited to "business-related" exchanges.

 

 

Other Editors: Ebola virus is a threat we can handle

Posted 10/20/2014 in National Columns

Given the degree and ease of international travel, it was probably inevitable that the Ebola virus would reach the United States from West Africa.

 

Kathleen Parker: Alison Grimes and the unanswered question on Obama

Posted 10/20/2014 in National Columns

So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial. And, so desperate are political pundits for any fresh news crumb that a molehill quickly becomes a mountain.

Ask Rufus: It was 75 years ago

Posted 10/18/2014 in Local Columns

We are fast approaching some important anniversary dates.

 

Our View: County's school district should not take 'no' for an answer

Posted 10/18/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It has been less than two months since voters in the Lowndes County School District rejected a $47 million bond proposal that would have funded a variety of capital improvements, including $14 million for a centralized career-tech center. Even so, district officials have not moth-balled those capital improvement plans.

 

Roses and thorns: 10/19/14

Posted 10/18/2014 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the five local schools who improved their grades in the Mississippi Department of Education's annual assessment, released Friday.

Possumhaw: The persimmon is possible to eat

Posted 10/18/2014 in Local Columns

I'd been looking around the yard trying to figure out what could be edible when I noticed the persimmon trees. The trees were obvious by the huddles of deer that gathered under them, not to mention possums, raccoons, coyotes and birds.

Michael Gerson: Ebola challenges America's ability to adapt

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling.

 

Dana Milbank: The magic of Sukkot

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend.

 

 

Mary Sanchez: With gun in the mix, mental illness turns to tragedy

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.

 

 

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