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Our View: Time to set the Legislature straight on open meetings

Posted yesterday in Dispatch Editorials

Here is the logic of the Mississippi legislature: Tuesday, the House Public Health Committee admitted that county-owned hospitals should be held to the same open meeting laws that govern other taxpayer-funded entities. "This is wrong!" the committee said.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lori LeVar Pierce

 

 

Voice of the people: Elaine Hegwood

 

 

Local voices: Remembering Ed Phillips

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

I learned of Ed's passing while onboard a small yacht in Keppel Marina in Singapore in a brief email from my dear friend Capt. Sid Caradine, obviously sent well after Sid's normal early-to-bed-and-early-to-rise routine.

 

Slimantics: Memo to the Mayor: You break it, you own it

Posted 3/4/2015 in Local Columns

Tuesday evening, the Columbus City Council appointed two members to the Columbus Municipal School District - Stephen Jones and Currie Fisher.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Attitudes about work are inconsistent, at best

Posted 3/4/2015 in Local Columns

Imagine being a farmer. Imagine plowing, sowing and, when the time is right, harvesting your best crop ever.

 

Slimantics: Mullen raises the bar of expectations

Posted 3/3/2015 in Local Columns

Dan Mullen breezed into the Starkville Country Club 15 minutes late for his speaking engagement at the Starkville Rotary Club.

 

Voice of the people: Debbie Wilkins Whitfield

 

 

Froma Harrop: Open Internet survives weird politics

Posted 3/3/2015 in National Columns

Net neutrality won the day in Washington, and that wasn't supposed to happen.

 

 

Our View: School board appointments: Status quo or no?

Posted 3/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday, the Columbus City Council is expected to appoint two members to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.

 

Possumhaw: Finding daffodils in hard ground

Posted 3/2/2015 in Local Columns

On days when fishing is out of the question and the 24/7 news has taken its circuitous route about dozen times and the SEC channel is showing decades-old football games, Sam opens a book.

 

Kathleen Parker: Is Twitter really America's conscience?

Posted 3/2/2015 in National Columns

Denizens of social media were rankled during the Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'My Girl': 50 years and counting

Posted 3/2/2015 in National Columns

There are sounds it feels like you've known forever, sounds that have been in your ear so long, it's hard to believe they were ever new.

 

 

Voice of the people: Objects to Riverwalk extension

 

Birney Imes: Downtown Brooksville: Where you can't get lost to save your soul

Posted 2/28/2015 in Local Columns

Maybe it strains the limits of plausibility to claim to have found a penny in front of a place called "Down to the Penny Accounting Tax Service," but there on the sidewalk was Honest Abe in profile. Not one to shun the prospect of good luck, I bent over and picked it up.

Dana Milbank: Jeb Bush, CPAC pinata

Posted 2/28/2015 in National Columns

It happened just as Jeb Bush was about to explain why he thinks conservatives need to stop being perceived as "anti-everything": Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference let it be known that, as part of their anti-everythingness, they are also anti-Bush.

Partick Buchanan: GOP platform: war without end

Posted 2/28/2015 in National Columns

If the sadists of ISIS are seeking -- with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians -- to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to charge again.

 

Our View: Utility workers deserve a thank you

Posted 2/27/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Beginning Tuesday afternoon, when area schools closed early in anticipation of the arrival the Wednesday afternoon storm that ultimately dropped four-to-eight inches of snow in the Golden Triangle, caution was the order of the day.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Rudy Giuliani, once heroic, now simply foolish

Posted 2/27/2015 in National Columns

Here we are, six years later, six years of mom jeans and golf dates and taking the girls for ice cream. And yet, some of us are still hung up on the perceived "otherness," the "not like us"-ness, of Barack Obama.

 

 

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