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Our View: MSU 'active shooter' incident exposes flaws of social media in crisis

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Active shooter. There is no phrase in our modern lexicon likely to produce more terror.

 

Lynn Spruill: Starkville's sentinel, Alvin Turner

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Recently the Starkville Board of Aldermen agenda included a proposal from none other than Alderman Lisa Wynn to severely restrict the citizens' ability to exercise free speech during board meetings.

 

Voice of the people: Jiben Roy

 

 

Susan Estrich: The failure of the insanity defense

Posted yesterday in National Columns

Was James Holmes -- convicted of the 2012 massacre at the Aurora movie theatre -- nuts?

 

 

Our View: Under Keenum, MSU enjoys a renaissance

Posted 8/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum spoke at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday at the Lion Hills Center. His 30-minute message could be compressed to a single phrase: "It's all good."

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Jimmy Carter's image of faith truest to what faith should be

Posted 8/27/2015 in National Columns

America is a nation of faith. So it is often said.

 

 

Our View: Light a candle for Bunky Williams

Posted 8/26/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

The fact that the death of Robert "Uncle Bunky" Williams was not unexpected does not diminish the sense of loss for the thousands who grew up watching his children's TV show and the young lives he would continue to touch long after it ended.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Everybody may be equal, but every opinion is not

Posted 8/26/2015 in Local Columns

The civic club speech ended, the applause faded. Members formed a line to shake the speaker's hand, assure her how much they appreciated her words. She was inspiring. She was awesome. Everyone hoped she'd come back soon.

 

 

Our View: Coming this fall!

Posted 8/25/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

If you watch TV, you are bound to be aware of a marketing strategy TV producers use to attract viewers to new shows or, perhaps, new seasons of old shows. During commercial breaks, they broadcast clips from the shows.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Heroism, American-style

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Every country has its heroes, but something in America's cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Trumpism the new nationalism?

Posted 8/25/2015 in National Columns

Since China devalued its currency 3 percent, global markets have gone into a tailspin. Why should this be?

 

Possumhaw: Home, there's no place like it

Posted 8/24/2015 in Local Columns

It was early morning when they left, almost daybreak. The duo would see a lot of sunrises before I'd see the guys again.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Sanders is a fighter, but not in the fray

Posted 8/24/2015 in National Columns

Back in the 1960s, Bernie Sanders burned hot as a civil rights activist.

 

Slimantics: Columbus native's summer job was a dream come true

Posted 8/22/2015 in Local Columns

Columbus High School graduate and current Mississippi State University engineering student Hagan Walker spent the summer as an intern at electric car maker Tesla.

 

Carol Littlejohn: Mr. Henry

Posted 8/22/2015 in Local Columns

Most of you know him as Mr. Henry Weiss, you know, the man over at Columbus Scrap Material. In the past few weeks Mr. Henry has been getting accolades in this paper for his years of service in his business and of course, all he has done for the city of Columbus.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'All lives matter' -- words of moral cowardice

Posted 8/22/2015 in National Columns

"All lives matter." Those words have risen as a kind of counter to "Black lives matter," the movement that coalesced in response to recent killings and woundings of unarmed African-Americans by assailants -- usually police officers -- who often go unpunished.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Hillary: nominee or indictee?

Posted 8/22/2015 in National Columns

While perhaps too early for Democratic elites to panic and begin bailing out on Hillary Clinton's campaign as a doomed vessel, they would be well advised not to miss any of the lifeboat drills.

 

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