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Wyatt Emmerich: Uber and Teladoc: freedom vs. government regulation

Posted 12/9/2015 in Local Columns

Progress marches on, at an ever increasing rate, and this is creating regulatory confusion in Mississippi as the new challenges the old.

 

 

Our View: Legislature lacks focus, plan to lift state

Posted 12/8/2015 in Dispatch Editorials

Before anything substantial is built, two things are required -- an agreement on what is to be built and a plan for how to build it.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Republicans have unprecedented power

Posted 12/8/2015 in Local Columns

As Election Day approached, Republicans in Mississippi had a collective theme: Look at what we've done for Mississippi, and we've only just begun.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Stop tying terrorist attacks to unrelated issues

Posted 12/8/2015 in National Columns

Traumatic national events often lead promoters of various causes to attempt a product tie-in. The terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, was no exception.

 

Possumhaw: Walking the roadways

Posted 12/7/2015 in Local Columns

A few years ago, maybe four or five, Shirley and I took to the asphalt. Walking's been a good thing, increasing endorphins, building endurance as we watch seasons change and occasionally solve world problems.

 

Froma Harrop: Drugmakers add insult to injury

Posted 12/7/2015 in National Columns

It's one thing for Pfizer to renounce its U.S. citizenship, moving its official residence to Dublin, Ireland, as a tax dodge -- all the while continuing to run the business in the United States.

 

 

Susan Estrich: Is Ted Cruz too mean to be president?

Posted 12/7/2015 in National Columns

Being nice is, for better or worse, not a qualification for the presidency.

 

Ask Rufus: A Christmas Tour of Homes

Posted 12/5/2015 in Local Columns

Next Sunday will be a different kind of home tour in Columbus.

 

Voice of the people: Gun control legislation, women in the military and drug court

 

Birney Imes: Lunch with Bobby

Posted 12/5/2015 in Local Columns

Do people talk with each other anymore? Here's an idea: Call and invite someone to lunch, or coffee or for a drink. Both of you agree to put up your "devices." Better yet, invite someone outside your usual circle, someone different, maybe even someone of a different race, different politics or with different views on religion. Amazing what a face-to-face conversation can do for understanding.

 

Leonard Pitts: 'Creed' -- a reminder to 'rage against the dying of the light'

Posted 12/5/2015 in National Columns

In the new movie "Creed," Rocky Balboa once again mounts the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the original "Rocky," the climb up those stairs was the climax of a training montage that has since become iconic. With the gladiatorial horns and sweeping strings of Bill Conti's soundtrack pumping full out behind him, Rocky takes those stairs at a celebratory run, dancing and shadowboxing when he reaches the top.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: The few, the foolish

Posted 12/5/2015 in National Columns

As the Islamic State amped up attacks around the world, the Pentagon responded by bravely announcing that American women will now be put in direct ground combat. Whereupon "military intelligence" secured a permanent place in the Encyclopedia of Oxymorons.

 

Patrick Buchanan: Why liberal media hate Trump

Posted 12/5/2015 in National Columns

In the feudal era there were the "three estates" -- the clergy, the nobility and the commons. The first and second were eradicated in Robespierre's Revolution.

Slimantics: Pooped pups? Stalled horses? Awkward pauses? It must be a parade

Posted 12/4/2015 in Local Columns

I've been a sucker for parades, going back to my childhood.

 

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Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

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