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Our View: Golden Triangle's volunteer spirit shows at state awards

Posted 4/13/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

It's a little more than 120 miles from the Golden Triangle to Jackson.

 

 

Steve Chapman: The wrong kind of humanitarian intervention

Posted 4/13/2017 in National Columns

Americans are a generous and selfless people, ever eager to improve the lives of foreigners cursed to live in less fortunate places. In fact, we are the nicest folks who would ever invade your country and leave it in ruins.

 

 

Froma Harrop: What US airlines need now is middle-class class

Posted 4/13/2017 in National Columns

It was clearly a bad idea for United Airlines to drag a passenger kicking, screaming and bleeding out of a seat he had paid for.

 

 

Our View: Important journalism not confined to the 'usual suspects'

Posted 4/12/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

Each year, when the Pulitzer prizes for journalism are announced, the usual suspects emerge - The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and a few other newspapers with the talent, time and resources to pursue stories relentlessly.

 

 

Voice of the people: Bob Altman

 

 

Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett

 

 

Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar, Jr.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: The War on Drugs is back

Posted 4/12/2017 in National Columns

Looks like the War on Drugs is back. The Washington Post reported Sunday the new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is preparing a return to the same hardline strategies that have so spectacularly failed to reduce drug use since 1971.

 

 

Our View: Are libraries still relevant?

Posted 4/11/2017 in Dispatch Editorials

This is National Library Week, a time when the nation's 15,000-plus libraries remind us of their roles in our society.

 

 

Marc Dion: Same socks marriage

Posted 4/11/2017 in National Columns

Due to a teenage stint as a worker in a hotel laundry, I am a highly skilled folder.

 

 

Froma Harrop: The inevitable shift toward green energy

Posted 4/11/2017 in National Columns

When Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908, America had almost no paved roads outside the cities.

 

Possumhaw: Of butterflies and bees

Posted 4/10/2017 in Local Columns

Several neighbor ladies sat on the Prairie porch enjoying a beautiful Sunday afternoon while admiring masses of butterflies on blossoming trees.

 

Voice of the people: Steve Pieschel

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Those who manage the state's money

Posted 4/10/2017 in Local Columns

When a family finds itself in a financial pickle and looks for advice, the admonition is always the same: Make a budget and stick to it.

 

Ask Rufus: The Voyage of the Gopher

Posted 4/8/2017 in Local Columns

Two years ago, I wrote a column about famed archaeologist Clarence Bloomfield Moore's expeditions up the Tombigbee and Black Warrior rivers between 1900 and 1906.

 

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