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Wyatt Emmerich: Lessons learned from the Ashley Madison debacle

Posted 9/3/2015 in Local Columns

I was sitting on my back porch Saturday morning catching up on my Facebook feed when I thought, "Who is this Ashley woman from Madison and why is everybody so concerned about her?"

 

 

Our View: Convenience store ordinance fails to get at the root of the problem

Posted 9/2/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

We cannot decide what we dislike more: The new ordinance or the way it was carried out.

 

 

Voice of the people: Doug Warren

 

 

Kathleen Parker: GOP candidates must go after Trump

Posted 9/2/2015 in National Columns

The Trump riddle continues to compel: How has he managed to successfully execute such a mass deception?

 

 

Our View: Allgood should not be dictating actions of Justice Court

Posted 9/1/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

On Friday afternoon, The Dispatch received from Lowndes County Justice Court officials the affidavits from a criminal case against two local women charged with murder.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Innocents online with Ashley Madison

Posted 9/1/2015 in National Columns

To the thousands who've been outed as users of the Ashley Madison adultery website: You deserve sympathy.

 

Possumhaw: The eye of the spider

Posted 8/31/2015 in Local Columns

Nighttime temperatures fell into the 60s, creating perfect conditions for nighttime walks.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Susan Estrich: President Trump?

Posted 8/31/2015 in National Columns

The new polls showing Donald Trump in a strong lead for the Republican nomination tell you just how much trouble the Republican Party is in right now.

 

Ask Rufus: Uncle Bunky

Posted 8/29/2015 in Local Columns

Columbus will never be the same again.

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Wish you were here

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

Among the family treasures my siblings and I divided up after my mother died, there was a sewing machine drawer full of postcards. She may have neglected to save one at some point over her nearly 90 years, but I doubt it.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Vester Flanagan has made witnesses of us all

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

"I've seen enough. I don't want to see any more" -- Bruce Springsteen, "Cover Me" When terrorists beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and posted video of the killing online, I refused to look. I explained my reasoning in this space. To watch that video, I wrote, knowing it was staged specifically to fill me with revulsion and fear, would feel like cooperating with the monsters who killed him. It would make me an accomplice.

 

Birney Imes: Allen Roberts wants to give you a flower

Posted 8/29/2015 in Local Columns

Here in the South hand-painted signs are among our most irresistible roadside attractions. The best of them exert a Siren-song pull on innocent motorists. Take for example the clutch of signs at the intersection of Highway 50 and Lone Oak Road just west of West Point.

Partick Buchanan: Dis-integrating America

Posted 8/29/2015 in National Columns

The Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today.

 

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

Posted 8/28/2015 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 8/28/2015 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 8/28/2015 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."

 

 

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