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Local voices: Our first 100 days

Posted 10/10/2017 in Local Columns

The tradition of marking the first 100 days in office came from President Franklin Roosevelt who was combating the disaster of the Great Depression with a barrage of proactive legislation.

 

 

Voice of the people: Phil Jones

 

 

Voice of the people: Rowan Haug on behalf of PSN

 

 

Froma Harrop: A Nobel Prize for cosmetic science?

Posted 10/9/2017 in National Columns

Warning: What follows here is of no national consequence whatsoever.

 

 

Salena Zito: The creators who also destroy

Posted 10/9/2017 in National Columns

Mike Juhasz is nothing short of the classic American Renaissance man; the 32-year-old grandson of a tool and die worker who lost two of his fingers to a press, he began adulthood working in manufacturing.

 

Ask Rufus: Preserving History

Posted 10/8/2017 in Local Columns

In 1917 Jullian Street wrote an article about Columbus for Collier's Weekly Magazine. Street and a Collier's artist were visiting cities and towns across the country for a series called "American Adventures."

Possumhaw: World's most expensive substances

Posted 10/8/2017 in Local Columns

"There are some four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Four million different solutions to the problems of staying alive." Sir David Attenborough, broadcaster and naturalist

 

Other editors: Miss. Dept. of Education has some questions to answer

Posted 10/7/2017 in National Columns

What exactly is going on with the Mississippi Department of Education?

 

 

Steve Chapman: The chase for Amazon will end in tears

Posted 10/7/2017 in National Columns

The mayors doing their utmost to get Amazon's second headquarters for their cities are having a grand time informing Jeff Bezos of everything they have to offer. They should enjoy this part of the chase, because what comes next won't be much fun.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: When ignorance is impervious to fact

Posted 10/7/2017 in National Columns

You could call it a moment of truth, except that what actually came out of that moment was a realization of how little truth now matters.

 

 

Our View: Next week's housing initiative could lead to a stronger community

Posted 10/6/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Want to improve our community by reducing poverty, crime, failing schools, drug/alcohol abuse, domestic abuse and falling property rates?

 

 

Voice of the people: Charles Weatherly

 

 

Steve Chapman: In the gun debate, bipartisan hypocrisy

Posted 10/6/2017 in National Columns

Republicans and Democrats don't agree on much, but they agree that sometimes, individual freedom must yield to the imperatives of public safety. They also agree that sometimes, efforts to save lives come at too high a price in liberty. Trouble is, they can't agree on when.

 

 

Our View: Schools are teaching our children the wrong lesson about America

Posted 10/5/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Monday, at a volleyball game in New Hope, a group of Starkville High School athletes took a knee during the playing of the national anthem.

 

 

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