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Dana Milbank: President pariah

Posted 10/22/2014 in National Columns

They were fired up and ready to go home.

 

 

Our View: No shortage of cultural offerings

Posted 10/21/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

The Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium begins Thursday.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Jobs of the future will go to prepared people, regions

Posted 10/21/2014 in Local Columns

In 2008 when the global economy imploded, experts predicted there would be no quick bounce-back.

 

 

Froma Harrop: 'Death with Dignity' law is least slippery slope

Posted 10/21/2014 in National Columns

The story of Brittany Maynard has revived the debate over Oregon's Death with Dignity Act.

 

 

Our View: A beneficial conversation, a needed partnership

Posted 10/20/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When was the last time you had a conversation with a cop? Too often, our interactions with law enforcement are limited to "business-related" exchanges.

 

 

Other Editors: Ebola virus is a threat we can handle

Posted 10/20/2014 in National Columns

Given the degree and ease of international travel, it was probably inevitable that the Ebola virus would reach the United States from West Africa.

 

Kathleen Parker: Alison Grimes and the unanswered question on Obama

Posted 10/20/2014 in National Columns

So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial. And, so desperate are political pundits for any fresh news crumb that a molehill quickly becomes a mountain.

Ask Rufus: It was 75 years ago

Posted 10/18/2014 in Local Columns

We are fast approaching some important anniversary dates.

 

Our View: County's school district should not take 'no' for an answer

Posted 10/18/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It has been less than two months since voters in the Lowndes County School District rejected a $47 million bond proposal that would have funded a variety of capital improvements, including $14 million for a centralized career-tech center. Even so, district officials have not moth-balled those capital improvement plans.

 

Roses and thorns: 10/19/14

Posted 10/18/2014 in Roses & Thorns

A rose to the five local schools who improved their grades in the Mississippi Department of Education's annual assessment, released Friday.

Possumhaw: The persimmon is possible to eat

Posted 10/18/2014 in Local Columns

I'd been looking around the yard trying to figure out what could be edible when I noticed the persimmon trees. The trees were obvious by the huddles of deer that gathered under them, not to mention possums, raccoons, coyotes and birds.

Michael Gerson: Ebola challenges America's ability to adapt

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling.

 

Dana Milbank: The magic of Sukkot

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend.

 

 

Mary Sanchez: With gun in the mix, mental illness turns to tragedy

Posted 10/18/2014 in National Columns

Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.

 

 

Our View: MDE Ratings show a school district in crisis

Posted 10/17/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

When the Mississippi Department of Education released its school accountability ratings for 2013-14 today, it only served to confirm what we have known for quite some time: Our city's schools are struggling.

 

Lynn Spruill: House poor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Local Columns

I recently had a conversation with a friend who expressed personal concerns over being a home owner.

 

Our View: Billboard ban should remain

Posted 10/16/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

It was once said that art, like morality, consists of drawing a line somewhere.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Why millennials don't drive so much

Posted 10/16/2014 in National Columns

Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age.

 

 

Our View: Weather alert systems for county deserve consideration

Posted 10/15/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

With the emergence of enhanced technology such as GPS and satellite tracking, today's weather forecasters can provide far more specific and timely information on storms.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Comments on news from around the state

Posted 10/15/2014 in Local Columns

From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues.

 

 

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