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Bob Usey: Mental health in Mississippi needs immediate attention

Posted 5/23/2016 in Local Columns

Of the 174 members of the Legislature, I wonder just how many of them ever drove just a few miles South of the Capitol at Jackson to actually visit the Whitfield State Hospital for the mentally ill.

 

Birney Imes: The fraternity of beekeepers

Posted 5/21/2016 in Local Columns

Omar is having trouble with his bees; they're not producing honey. This according to Rashita, the woman who manages the inn where I am staying.

 

Stiehm: Sisterhood: Feel the Burn

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

Many wept at Barack Obama becoming the first black president. So much shared euphoria cutting the cold of a January day at high noon. The country crossed over the highest threshold -- so we thought.

 

 

Buchanan: Who's the conservative heretic?

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative "principles" of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade.

 

 

No, Trump, most dangerous place in the world is not Ferguson

Posted 5/21/2016 in National Columns

I hesitate to bring up facts. If recent years have proven nothing else, they've proven that we have fully embarked upon a post-factual era wherein the idea that a thing can be knowable to an objective certainty -- and that this should matter -- has been diminished to the point of near irrelevancy.

 

Lynn Spruill: Parks: Another economic development opportunity

Posted 5/20/2016 in Local Columns

As much as I give well-deserved but unmitigated grief to members of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, in the interest of fairness, I must also give a thumbs up to them for their support of a game-changing move for the city's future.

 

Our View: Students' success paints a hopeful portrait of public education

Posted 5/20/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Much of the news we hear these days about public education in Mississippi has been discouraging.

 

Slimantics: It's not whether you win or lose ...

Posted 5/19/2016 in Local Columns

Now that youth league baseball and softball have started, an old, predictable debate again emerges about the purpose of youth sports and what it says about modern society.

 

Kathleen Parker: Hillary Clinton's viral nightmare: A video of her 'lying for 13 minutes'

Posted 5/19/2016 in National Columns

You could say that it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, that it's hell to have a public record.

 

 

Our View: Starkville makes a wise investment in the future

Posted 5/18/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

Before Tuesday, getting the city of Starkville to join the industrial development game had been sort of like bathing a cat: You can do it, but you're going to get scratched up a bit.

 

 

Voice of the people: Carol Frazier

 

 

Leonard Pitts: George Zimmerman takes a victory lap on a dead boy's grave

Posted 5/18/2016 in National Columns

It was not enough just to kill Sam Hose. No, they had to make souvenirs out of him.

 

 

Our View: A tale of two cities

Posted 5/17/2016 in Dispatch Editorials

It is only 150 miles from Phoenix to Flagstaff, yet the difference between the two Arizona cities is striking.

 

 

Froma Harrop: A Life in Numbers

Posted 5/17/2016 in National Columns

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor -- business, sports, even weight loss -- seek numbers to tell them how well they're doing and how much better than how many other people.

 

 

Patrick Buchanan: Is Mitt on a Suicide Mission?

Posted 5/17/2016 in National Columns

"It's a suicide mission," said the Republican Party Chairman.

 

 

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