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Slimantics: Mercifully, the end is near ...

Posted 3/21/2013 in Local Columns

The Great Festering Pile of Stupid, sometimes referred to as the Mississippi Legislature, will soon end its 2013 session.

 

Kathleen Parker: Steubenville and the online bystander effect

Posted 3/21/2013 in National Columns

The recent rape conviction of two teenagers, one of whom also distributed a photo and sent cruel text messages about their victim, has captured the "bystander effect" in graphic and nauseating detail.

 

 

Susan Estrich: In defense of speech you hate

Posted 3/21/2013 in National Columns

Michael Vick was all set to do a book tour to promote himself as a new and improved role model when things got ugly. "Despite warnings of planned protests, Vick had hoped to continue with the appearances as planned, bringing his story of redemption and second chance to major markets," his publisher, aptly named Worthy Publishing, said in a statement.

 

 

Our view: Man's capacity for inhumanity made vivid in Steubenville rape case

Posted 3/20/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

In the few days since the guilty verdict came down in what is generally known as "The Steubenville Rape Case," the crime and its aftermath have generated all sorts of discussions, issues and debates.

 

 

Mississippi Voices: Spring reveries

Posted 3/20/2013 in Local Columns

The first day of spring. My favorite month, April, is just around the corner. Now we just need one big gullywasher to get rid of the pine pollen. Normally, spring gives me a strong sense of rebirth and renewal, but this spring I seem surrounded by moments crystallizing the passage of time.

 

 

Letter to the editor: John Musa

 

Slimantics: Dad and the contradiction of spring ...

Posted 3/19/2013 in Local Columns

Wednesday is the first day of spring, that time of year when most of us do with joy what we will be complaining about having to do come summer.

Possumhaw: The best things in libraries are free

Posted 3/18/2013 in Local Columns

People always say that you can't get something for nothing but that's not true. Not at the library.

 

Charlie Mitchell: State's banning of bans is inconsistent, at best

Posted 3/18/2013 in Local Columns

"Nanny government" is inconsistent with conservatism. Or it was. Maybe not anymore.

 

 

Letter to the editor: Laird Bagnall

 

Birney Imes: When ink gets in your blood

Posted 3/16/2013 in Local Columns

A word of advice: When the revolution comes, make sure Tina Perry is on your side. In the meantime, I'm glad she's on ours. This past week Tina hardly had time to note the passing of her 30th anniversary at The Dispatch. There was, after all, a paper to get out.

 

Rheta Johnson: Tweets, chicken hawks and heroes

Posted 3/16/2013 in National Columns

The day the retired pope gave his last tweet, I was captive in the car for seven hours. I heard a lot of radio news, or what passes. First I listened to my usual National Public Radio allotment, and it seemed rather like a slow news day. No marauding shooters were abroad, no wars were started and nobody but the outgoing pope tweeted anything of importance.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Gideon's' promise still unfulfilled

Posted 3/16/2013 in National Columns

Karen Houppert has written a book of nightmares.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: Same-sex marriage can help save the institution

Posted 3/16/2013 in National Columns

More than perhaps anyone else in America, David Blankenhorn personifies the struggle so many have experienced over same-sex marriage. First he was agnostic, then he was against it, now he's for it.

 

Ask Rufus: Work chants and cotton slides

Posted 3/16/2013 in Local Columns

Seeing the Tombigbee River filled with March rains brings to mind days long past when high water meant it was time to ship cotton to Mobile by steamboat.

Adele Elliott: And they're off ...

Posted 3/16/2013 in Local Columns

We hear a lot of people say, "I don't pay attention to politics." And, to that, I answer, "Then you get what you deserve." I am not a political reporter. I am not even a real reporter. I am just an opinion columnist who is lucky enough to have a forum for my rants and observations.

 

Leonard Pitts: Freedom to make stupid decisions

Posted 3/15/2013 in National Columns

Perhaps you remember when Dr. Doom conquered the world. Or perhaps you don't. Sadly enough, even in this day and age, not everyone is comic book literate.

 

 

Our view: Only in Mississippi: A bill to make schools less safe ...

Posted 3/15/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

On Tuesday, the Mississippi House of Representatives sent back to the Senate a bill that would arm teachers. Before sending it over, the House, by a 70-46 vote, amended the Senate's bill in two major ways. Actually, the House did more than amend it. They neutered it.

 

 

Our view: An idea worth stealing

Posted 3/14/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

If imitation is, indeed, the sincerest form of flattery, Columbus might be wise to toss a few bouquets in the direction of Starkville.

 

 

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