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Thomas Sowell: Are we serious about education?

Posted 8/13/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the People: Paul J. Ackerman



Voice of the People: Pamela Irene Brownlee


Possumhaw: Sometimes you take your chances

Posted 8/12/2013 in Local Columns

The snake raised its head and looked at me -- and that was his second mistake. I'd been noticing the goldfish were disappearing over several days, so I knew he was somewhere in the pond. I stomped back to the house and told Sam my fish were disappearing and I had seen the snake.

Mississippi Voices: Mississippians could use more time looking at the bright side

Posted 8/12/2013 in Local Columns

It was 60 years ago that Dr. Norman Vincent Peale issued "The Power of Positive Thinking." In the decades since, other books, songs, plays and movies have extolled the virtues of making an affirmative choice to be optimistic.


Voice of the People: A project for J5/Broaddus

Posted 8/12/2013 in Local Columns

I completely oppose the city's creation of a Project Manager position and the appointment of J5/Broaddus, a firm owned by the Mayor's campaign advisor and employing the Mayor's son, to that position.


Birney Imes: Hersh, Big Jim and Tuffy

Posted 8/10/2013 in Local Columns

During the winter Coach Brewer had his football players -- the ones who weren't playing basketball -- lifting weights, wrestling and playing handball. Our "handball courts" were defined by strips of masking tape on the gym floor. We would swat a racquetball against the concrete block walls of the gym. Good for eye-hand coordination and quickness, he told us. Most of the time, though, we goofed off.


Rheta Johnson: Dependable sameness called home

Posted 8/10/2013 in National Columns

FISHTRAP HOLLOW -- The frogs are so loud tonight, it is difficult to have a porch conversation.



Leonard Pitts: Here's hoping Post sale can save journalism

Posted 8/10/2013 in National Columns

Newspapers have become the bullied school kid of American journalism.



Charles Krauthammer: War by wordplay

Posted 8/10/2013 in National Columns

Jen Psaki, blameless State Department spokeswoman, explained that the hasty evacuation of our embassy in Yemen was not an evacuation but "a reduction in staff." This proved a problem because the Yemeni government had already announced (and denounced) the "evacuation" -- the word normal folks use for the panicky ordering of people onto planes headed out of the country.


Ask Rufus: Columbus streetcars revisited

Posted 8/10/2013 in Local Columns

One day last week, Keith Heard and his father dropped by for a visit and the discussion turned to Keith's great, great uncle, G.T. Heard, who with Judge Leopold Marx, constructed the Columbus street car line in 1906.


Our view: In Columbus, goats are the answer

Posted 8/9/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

After two budget workshops, Columbus officials still find themselves facing a projected deficit for Fiscal Year 2014.



Leonard Pitts: Columnist now officially a Twit

Posted 8/9/2013 in National Columns



Our view: To report not or not report ...

Posted 8/8/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Robert Smith Jr. was arrested Friday. We did not report it until today's edition, not because we didn't know the story, but because we were conflicted about what to do with it.



Kathleen Parker: The Post's sale is a family matter

Posted 8/8/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Our view: Education and the need for a three-legged stool

Posted 8/7/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

There is a cartoon that has been circulating through social media that seems relevant to today, which is the first day of school in the Golden Triangle.



Voice of the people: Elder Sanders Weatherby Jr.



Wyatt Emmerich: Time for Southern Company -- not taxpayers -- to pay Kemper's bill

Posted 8/7/2013 in Local Columns

With southeast Mississippians paying 66 percent more for electricity and Southern Company writing off a billion dollars in losses, it's reasonable to conclude the Kemper lignite plant is not working out well.



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