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Voice of the people: Ben C. Toledano

 

 

Voice of the people: Robert Butler

 

Possumhaw: It all started with a Christmas card

Posted 12/8/2014 in Local Columns

Across the street there was a girl sitting on the stoop. Her legs were bare; she was eating an apple. I smiled and she smiled back.

 

Our View: Football is the focus and rightly so

Posted 12/8/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Normally, Sundays in the fall are devoted to professional football, and while the NFL featured its usual fare of match-ups, football fans in the Golden Triangle were likely to have focused their attention elsewhere.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Obamacare and the middle class

Posted 12/8/2014 in National Columns

Few truly appreciate the enormous economic benefits the Affordable Care Act will deliver.

 

Ask Rufus: Barbecue, a Mississippi tradition for 474 years

Posted 12/6/2014 in Local Columns

It's December and time for my annual barbecue column.

Birney Imes: Kendall Graveman takes the mound

Posted 12/6/2014 in Local Columns

If Kendall Graveman's baseball career continues its present trajectory, he's going to turn at least one cliche on its ear. Nice guys can do just fine in the Majors, thank you.

Dana Milbank: Eric Garner case offers Obama a moment to seize

Posted 12/6/2014 in National Columns

WASHINGTON -- The words, spoken about the Eric Garner travesty in New York, were righteous and powerful.

 

Froma Harrop: There's something special about paper

Posted 12/6/2014 in National Columns

Interesting that the tech website CNET has started publishing an old-fashioned magazine -- you know, on paper, like Time and Life. To complete the retro circle, CNET's periodical is carrying print ads for Ford, Gillette and other brands already at home in the "Mad Men" era.

 

 

Rheta Grimsley Johnson: Rereading 'Of Mice and Men'

Posted 12/6/2014 in National Columns

FISHTRAP HOLLOW -- I walked out to the little house in the yard that stores my books. From my personal library that techie friends keep telling me is silly and superfluous, I found with no trouble my battered old copy of "Of Mice and Men." Taped and raggedy and dog-eared, it feels in my hands like life.

 

 

Slimantics: Winter's wisdom: A season of quiet

Posted 12/5/2014 in Local Columns

A co-worker greeted me as she arrived at work Thursday with a casual observation.

 

Lynn Spruill: Passport photo epiphany

Posted 12/5/2014 in Local Columns

I was going through some files not too long ago and noticed both my driver's license and passport had expired.

 

Other Editors: Who's in charge of education?

Posted 12/5/2014 in National Columns

Gov. Phil Bryant gets an A for his political skills. He's very good at appealing to his base and is a shoo-in to win a second term in 2015.

 

 

Leonard Pitts: Understanding white privilege

Posted 12/4/2014 in National Columns

What follows is for the benefit of one William James O'Reilly Jr. -- "Bill" to his fans.

 

 

Froma Harrop: Are Americans turning post-materialistic?

Posted 12/4/2014 in National Columns

In 1916, Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia sponsored a children's parade.

 

 

Our View: Give, but give wisely

Posted 12/3/2014 in Dispatch Editorials

Mississippians are generous by nature -- each year, the state ranks among the most generous in the country -- and we tend to be even more so during the holidays.

 

 

Voice of the people: John Carson

 

 

Dana Milbank: Thoughts -- and little action

Posted 12/3/2014 in National Columns

After a week of Ferguson protests that have roiled the country, President Obama on Monday did what he generally does in times of crisis: He had a meeting.

 

 

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