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Slimantics: It's up to the men now

Posted 9/23/2014 in Local Columns

Monday night I attended a "Men of Color" community meeting at Sim Scott Community Center not because white is a color, too, but because I was invited by the organizer of the event, Lowndes County supervisor Leroy Brooks, who felt it proper that the media be included.

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Benny Cooper

 

 

Thomas Sowell: Who wants war?

Posted 9/23/2014 in National Columns

Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.

 

 

Our View: Win over LSU puts MSU in spotlight

Posted 9/22/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

So far, so very good. Although it hardly rates as "breaking news," Mississippi State's 34-29 win over eighth-ranked LSU Saturday night in Baton Rouge is certain to remain a hot topic in these parts for at least another week.

 

Possumhaw: Too harmful to handle

Posted 9/22/2014 in Local Columns

Ten-year-old Moriah Carpenter was outside playing with Mikaela, Gabriel and Nate, three of her six siblings, when her hand brushed a tree. Instantly she felt an intense, stinging pain. Her mother, Dawn, soothed the child and doctored the sting as any mother would do.

 

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!"

 

 

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