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Susan Estrich: Bob Tur's public life

Posted 6/14/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Our view: Celebrate Father's Day, if you insist ...

Posted 6/14/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Sunday is Father's Day or, as the nation's florists like to call it, "vacation." If Father's Day does not typically produce the depth of emotion that always accompanies Mother's Day, it should not be taken as proof that moms are more loved or more important than dads.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Jones Hackett

 

Slimantics: Legislature: Just say 'no' to drug courts

Posted 6/13/2013 in Local Columns

Our elected officials have had plenty to say recently about the need for Mississippi to improve its education. A good place to start would be at the Legislature itself, which seems to have no grasp of the basic concepts of math.

 

Charlie Mitchell: High school newspapers

Posted 6/13/2013 in Local Columns

 

 

Susan Estrich: Privacy matters

Posted 6/12/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Our View: Content, not color

Posted 6/12/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Tuesday's special meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board ended in much the same fashion as the special meeting held last week: Nothing was done. But much happened.

 

 

Our view: CMSD Board: A lack of institutional control?

Posted 6/11/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

In college athletics, when evidence emerges that a coach has committed serious offenses, the NCAA (the governing body of college athletics) focuses its attention not only on the coach and the athletic department, but on the university's administration as well. The most serious finding that can result in these cases is something the NCAA calls "lack of institutional control," a charge that ensures the harshest of penalties.

 

 

Local Voices: The power of art in education

Posted 6/10/2013 in Local Columns

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Remember Evers by understanding goals that guided him

Posted 6/10/2013 in Local Columns

 

Possumhaw: A good place to be

Posted 6/10/2013 in Local Columns

After half-a century I feel I've finally gotten to the place I'm meant to be. It's not so much a physical place as it is an-everything-else place. It's a comfortable place where there's a lot less striving.

Birney Imes: Farmers' market ramble

Posted 6/8/2013 in Local Columns

Had you been at the Hitching Lot Farmers Market Saturday morning you might have seen a young woman in a long, hot pink skirt carrying a small pig. Not to be outdone, the pig had a bright pink halter and matching leash.

 

Selden Lambert: A blip a the polls

Tuesday afternoon I went to the polls at Union Academy to cast my vote. I expected to be in and out in about six minutes as usual as the crowd was light.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Advice for GOP: Chill

Posted 6/8/2013 in National Columns

You'd think they'd never seen a scandal before.

 

 

Michael Gerson: The fresh air of Pope Francis

Posted 6/8/2013 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- We tend to remember leaders in characteristic poses. For Pope Benedict XVI, the college professor, it was delivering a much-misunderstood lecture at the University of Regensburg, which made controversial reference to Islam. For Pope Francis, it is kneeling to wash the feet of a young Muslim woman in a prison on Holy Thursday. With due respect to Benedict's learning, Francis' symbolic act managed to more effectively communicate the essence of the Christian gospel.

 

 

Charles Krauthammer: Message from the ruins of Qusair

Posted 6/7/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Our view: More plowshares, fewer swords

Posted 6/7/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

When the increasingly infamous sequester officially began in March, the sky did not fall. Well, it didn't fall right away.

 

 

Our view: Elvis would be proud of his cousin's compassion

Posted 6/6/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Brandon Presley has a ceiling he will never break through: He will never be Lee County's MPP (Most Popular Presley).

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Is the tide turning in Kemper?

Posted 6/6/2013 in Local Columns

 

 

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