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Voice of the people: Bert Montgomery

As a Baptist pastor, I am saddened by the decision of the Board of Aldermen to go back on its initial "Plus-One" insurance option.

 

 

Other Editors: Internet thrives on neutrality

Posted 9/22/2014 in National Columns

The Federal Communications Commission should not turn the "information superhighway" into a toll road.

 

 

OUR VIEW: Win over LSU puts MSU in spotlight

Posted 9/22/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

MSU's win over LSU Saturday was both historical and meaningful.

 

Ask Rufus: Mississippi MASH

Posted 9/20/2014 in Local Columns

Among my all time favorite books, movies and television shows is one that transcends all three media. It's M*A*S*H, the classic story of the 4077 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War. Many people do not realize the Mississippi ties to the events upon which the original book was based.

Birney Imes: The moon winx at Glenn House

Posted 9/20/2014 in Local Columns

Sunday afternoon, a week ago, the idea entered my head I should ride over to Gordo and look in on Glenn House and Kathy Fetters.

 

Dana Milbank: At last, a Benghazi hearing without rancor

Posted 9/20/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- When Trey Gowdy got the job to run the House's new Benghazi select committee, there was good reason to fear bad things.

 

 

Voice of the people: Letter to a town

Label this "exit interview." The family embarked this summer on our fifth move in 18 years, thanks to the bread-winning husband and father who is in the American manufacturing industry. In more ways than one, I'm glad I got to know ya! In more ways than one, I am glad to be leaving you.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: News doesn't come any harder

Posted 9/20/2014 in National Columns

McCLELLANVILLE, S.C. -- Highway 17 heading north from Charleston is the kind of funky, low-country trail I love. Roadside vendors sell sweetgrass baskets made in Gullah tradition, and late-summer flora is profuse and aquarium green.

 

Leonard Pitts: What is and is not child abuse

Posted 9/20/2014 in National Columns

My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids.

Lynn Spruill: Plus none

Posted 9/19/2014 in Local Columns

And who said government wasn't entertaining. We could have sold tickets to the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night and probably paid off the Park Commission's budget deficit.

 

Our View: City right to revise ordinance

Posted 9/19/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Columbus City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a new ordinance to address public safety issues at privately-held events in the city, no one could argue with the motives.

 

 

Dana Milbank: Republicans saddle their warhorses

Posted 9/19/2014 in National Columns

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was testifying Tuesday about the need for military action in Syria and Iraq when Ann Wright, an anti-war demonstrator in the audience, rose and began shouting: "No more war! No more war!"

 

 

Our View: Spare the rod?

Posted 9/18/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

In recent weeks, The National Football League has stimulated many conversations around the county, none of them involving football.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Musgrove stands to win big in education lawsuit

Posted 9/18/2014 in Local Columns

Ronnie Musgrove was more than a little peeved when I asked him how much money he was going to make from his education lawsuit.

 

 

Froma Harrop: A rough month for women

Posted 9/18/2014 in National Columns

Mark Sanford's heralded engagement to Maria Belen Chapur is apparently over. The rep from South Carolina released the news to America through a Facebook post. That's how Chapur found out, too.

 

Slimantics: What would Jesus do a point of contention for Starkville aldermen

Posted 9/17/2014 in Local Columns

Upon further review, the Starkville Board of Aldermen, most of them at least, would like you to know that God doesn't hate gay people; he just hates giving them health insurance.

 

Leonard Pitts: No defense for what Ray Rice did

Posted 9/17/2014 in National Columns

"I think they're going too far with Ray Rice."

 

 

Our View: Onward and upward at MUW

Posted 9/16/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Last week, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (better known as the state college board) released its enrollment figures for this fall.

 

 

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