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Our view: Voting: a right, an obligation, an opportunity

Posted 6/4/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

 

Slimantics: Two candidates, one bad choice

Posted 6/3/2013 in Local Columns

Tuesday, Starkville voters will go to the polls to choose a mayor. Incumbent Parker Wiseman faces a stiff challenge from Republican challenger Dan Moreland. In recent weeks, Moreland's campaign -- thought to be badly damaged by a recent audit that showed sloppy accounting and budgeting practices in the Starkville Parks Commission -- has gained momentum.

Slimantics: Smith gets the nod for mayor

Posted 6/3/2013 in Local Columns

On Tuesday, voters in Columbus will go to the polls to select a mayor and the final seat on the city council. What sort of turn-out can be expected is unclear.

 

Voice of the people: Sherman Meadows

 

 

Voice of the people: Danny Carlisle

 

 

Susan Estrich: Eric Holder cannot investigate himself

Posted 6/1/2013 in National Columns

No one should pretend that dealing with leaks of highly sensitive and classified national security documents is easy. I remember hearing plenty of conservatives taking to the airwaves to accuse The New York Times of nothing less than "treason" for publishing materials provided by WikiLeaks.

 

 

Voice of the people: Janice Taylor

 

 

Voice of the people: Jeremy Murdock

 

 

Voice of the people: Jeremy D. Whitmore

 

Summer reading

Posted 6/1/2013 in Local Columns

So tell me, what are you reading this summer? If you were going to recommend a book to a stranger or friend, what would it be? This was a question I put to half a dozen or so local readers.

Ask Rufus: Alice Vivian liked to race

Posted 6/1/2013 in Local Columns

One hundred and fifty years ago the Alice Vivian, a Tombigbee River steamboat turned Confederate blockade runner, was captured by the USS DeSoto while attempting to sail from Mobile to Havana, Cuba. Few steamboats anywhere experienced history as did the Alice Vivian.

 

Michael Gerson: Mr. President, meet Mr. Holder

Posted 5/31/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Scouts, be prepared for a celebration in the future

Posted 5/31/2013 in National Columns

Hold your applause. As milestones go, this one is disappointing. It is, at best, half a milestone. Or a down payment on a milestone. If you are of a more cynical bent, you might even call it an effort to forestall a milestone.

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Patricia Harris

 

 

Our view: At long last, CMSD Board exerts its authority

Posted 5/30/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Three months ago, when Angela Verdell was appointed to the Columbus Municipal School Board to replace Tommy Prude, there was a feeling the dynamic of the school board would change -- and for the better.

 

 

Kathleen Parker: War on terror isn't over just because Obama says so

Posted 5/30/2013 in National Columns

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Throwing less money at Medicaid

Posted 5/29/2013 in Local Columns

Suppose you pick up your paper and a headline says the school superintendent is "declaring war" on dropping out of school. You would infer the superintendent will deploy assets and tactics to reduce the number of students who quit before receiving their diplomas.

 

 

Our view: Removal of ban on gay Scouts signals broad shift in public opinion

Posted 5/29/2013 in Dispatch Editorials

Some day, when the perspective of time permits a dispassionate view of what is now called the Gay Rights Movement, May 23, 2013, will stand as one of its milestone moments.

 

 

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